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Handmade Living

Handmade Living feature

Handmade Living landed on my doorstep this weekend. It is a lovely, accessible and crafty lifestyle magazine which encourages people to make a go at things themselves.

And (probably because I am the sort of person who likes to have a go at things herself) I am in this issue.

Handmade Living feature

There I am. Hello you.

Blogging (and micro-blogging on Twitter) may give you the impression that I am a bubbly extrovert person, but I am not. I am quiet, introvert and only truly relaxed when in a small group of friends. I am never very comfortable talking about myself – and giving the interview to Handmade Living was really difficult for that very reason. Like pulling teeth, I tell you. Luckily, the journalist was very patient and kept loping me some very good questions that made me relax and open up.

So, if you have arrived here thanks to Handmade Living: hello!

It is a funny old world. One day a girl may be in the depths of despair as her world tilts on its axis, then she decides to “make a go of things” out of sheer bloody-minded determination and a few years down the line, magazines ask her questions about herself as though she was somehow special or interesting. Yes, it is a funny old world.

6 Thoughts on “Handmade Living

  1. Well done, and inspiring for those of us still trying to pick ourselves up from similar-ish situations. And you are interesting.

  2. Laura McEwan on September 3, 2012 at 2:14 pm said:

    I remember you “having a go” and I’m very proud of you and what you’ve accomplished for yourself! Well done!

  3. That’s great. I will invest in a copy. Well done you.

  4. Rosie Little on September 4, 2012 at 6:16 pm said:

    Hi Karie Not made it into John Lewis for a while and missing your sessions. Still keep in touch with your blog though and thought I would say congratulations too – very well deserved!!! You are both inspiring and interesting. I am still thinking about taking a leap with the knitting too-little steps…………..x

  5. Well, hey, look at you. Congratulations.

  6. Well, I found you via Handmade Living… so Hello! Interesting blog, now going to look you up on Ravelry, I am in love with that colour purple wool used for the Tornved shawl.

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