Friday, April 27

Teddies for Tragedies

There's a link on The Border Tart to a very simple and sensible comfort source called Teddies for Tragedies. I've just had an e-mail from Tricia there - there's been a huge demand for these simple knitted or crocheted teddies from several different charities including Cambodia's Dump Children and Mercy Ships.
She is going to need 700 teddies by the end of June. Can you help? Do you know anyone who would make some simple teddies as described on the TfT site? Or even make bags for the Teddies?
Please spread the word.

Wednesday, April 18

Eternal Sunshine ...

Boosted by the weather, I have been busy in the garden, planting veg plants and tidying up the latest shed acquisition. And I have been here and there in the Borders and beyond. Helped Hugh setting up pictures at a new local gallery which is opening on Friday, checked out a charity shop and acquired some linen trousers for the summer - they need a bit of adjustment but they are in my favourite RED and could not be passed by!

Met up with a watercolourist friend south of the Border and had a good joint whinge about why we choose to make our livings in creative endeavours instead of toeing the company line for a steady wage.

Met Cairi this morning to discuss the next Woolgathering and to plan a separate small workshop using delicious natural dyes from here. Since then I have been planting carrots, washing hand spun yarn and updating the shop. New stuff includes this lovely cuddly Robin and some felted pinballs! Now I am off to make nests for bluebirds - they should be in the shop by the weekend!

Saturday, April 7


Hello - Just a quick post as the garden beckons and Ash has been hogging the computer again! Thank you for your support and kind words about the webshop. I need to promote it as widely as I can so every little helps. I have also started painting at last for the exhibition I have with Hugh in June - I am creating a series of patchworks in acrylics and fabrics and I'll post some work up here when there's something worth showing. Ash has stolen all my news anyway so I'll leave you to enjoy the glorious bonus of a sunny Easter.

Sunday, April 1

We have lift off!

The Border Tart launches into orbit today!

Please join the all day teaparty to celebrate with me that the website works and that some lovely people have already bought stuff!

Thank you to the kind folks who have given me feedback and welcome to everyone new too!

We're having little cucumber sandwiches (no crusts), smoked salmon and cream cheese on mini bagels, Earl Grey tea in the finest porcelain cups, lashings of ginger beer, treacle scones, fruit cake, profiteroles with coffee icing, a great big carrot cake and the essential Border Tart