This is a blog by someone who never grew out of making things from toilet rolls and papier maché; who cannot pass a craft store without diverting for a period of worship, and who has ideas way, way beyond her actual capability.
I’m Kate; a mum, a wife and a career woman who dabbles in many different things and doesn’t necessarily excel at any of them. I decided in a fit of Champagne-fuelled determination on New Year’s Eve 2011 to document a year of my many and diverse passions and projects in a blog. Mostly for me and my young son Harry as a record of the fun we’ve had – a sort of rambling, visual love letter capturing the magic of these early years – but also as a way of reaching out to anyone who feels they must somehow be related to Martha Stewart, but perhaps were cruelly switched at birth…
By January 2013 I decided I was enjoying it so much that I would continue, and the blog became less of a project and more part of the rich fabric of life; I hope you in turn enjoy stopping by.
We have just begun restoring a big old house which is quietly falling down around our ears; if you lie quietly enough in bed at night you can hear the gentle rustle of plaster skittering to the floor and the chimney pots sinking ever lower.
If you’d like to get in touch (hello!) you can email me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org – I do read everything and try to reply within a few days.