Carrie commission

Dear Copycat…

Dear Copycat Well, I say ‘Copycat’ because I can’t think of a pithier term for a ‘self-centered rip-off goon’ and I’m writing about you because I saw your type again last week. It was on the page of a fellow maker and it made me want to crawl thought my laptop screen with a brick-filled […]

sewing table

How to commission a handmade item

So do you know how to commission a handmade item from a crafter or artist? I only ask because, before I started Kraken Kreations, commissioning a tote or a cushion cover was an utter mystery to me, like atom splitting or the popularity of David Walliams.  For some reason the ‘C’ word made me picture […]

Tool kit pin 1

Tutorial: Your capsule sewing kit

Yes, yes, I know, I know, THIS should have been my first ever tutorial but better late than… yada yada… Anyway, it’s here now and it’ll be handy for all of you who wander into a haberdashery and become so utterly confused that you have to be led from it, by the hand, before being […]