Saturday, May 28, 2016

Hello Again!

I've gathered up the courage to write on my blog again. Thank you so much for all of your lovely comments expressing your concern and wishes for me to start up again. I really appreciate it and it has made a huge difference to me in coming back.
I won't go into the full story but sadly there were a couple of tricky people who engaged in some nasty plagiarism which made me question whether it was all worth it. And of course it is, I just had to retreat for a while and think about how to stay true to myself, what is worth protecting and how to keep singing (metaphorically - I won't be popping my shower tunes up for you....).
And it is so good to be back. I was starting to forget the wonderful community that exists in the blogosphere.  Hello!!!!
Now, the photos above are some that I took for the latest edition of Taproot. Traveling Stanley has finally had his pattern published. Stanley is now a teenager and loves to go camping with his banjo. I think making the banjo was one of my favourite things ever.
Lots more to write about but I will save it up for my next post.
Lots of love,
Kate xx


  1. Glad to see you back :)

  2. I am happy you are back. I enjoy your words on life and craft, and your skills with a camera are fantastic.

  3. Thank you so much for coming back - even if it's only for a short while. I bought your book as a present to myself for Christmas last year and I was quite worried about you when the blog was left alone. I am genuinely glad that you were taking time out to reflect. Obviously it's a little odd to be concerned about someone you don't know but I really feel like my life of crochet has been enriched by making the caravan and accessories (which is my current project). My young girls love it too. Thank you for encouraging imagination in both myself and my kids x

  4. Good to see you back. It was a mystery when you were gone! I have your books but just to look at for now as I'm not nearly good enough to attempt Stanley etc yet!

  5. HURRAH you're back. We missed you! You are an absolute original - your style, your creativity, your vision. Do hope you'll not let anyone drive you away from what you do on your blog so brilliantly.

  6. I hadn't thought twice about it. So many people no longer update their blogs while not bothering to say goodbye or thank you for reading.

  7. So good to see you back, I love your blog.

  8. Hello Kate ! Nice to see you back on here (though have been keeping up with your exploits on Insta :) ) - and with some lovely pictures of teenage Stanley - he is looking pretty cool these days ! Sorry to hear you've been plagiarised but I guess they must admire your work to think it's worth copying...still, it doesn't really help though, does it ? Yours will always be the best and most innovative designs anyway. xx

  9. So happy you are posting again. I made a Stanley from the pattern in Taproot, love them both. Sadly my Stanley had a rough adventure with our dog. Good thing I can make another.

  10. And here I was thinking there was another book in the pipeline ;) (I seem to remember there actually is?) I am sorry you had to go through that Kate. Good to see you back blogging again.

  11. So good to see you in blogland again, we all missed you!
    Pat xx

  12. Yeahhh your back...I'm also more on my instagram as on my blog...but that's because of the time it takes to blog...instagram is so much easier ;-).Don't let people bring you down dear Kate and keep up the good work...I always love to see what you made(insta mostly) and it always put's a smile on my face and make me happy!xxx


  13. Welcome back!! I've missed the excitement you bring!

  14. Feeling happy to see you again! Your blog images are really mean to your headline which is greedy for colors such a wonderful color combination you used. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. I am thrilled to see you have started posting on your blog, I love reading about your creativity, your family and just what a fun person you are!!! I am so sorry that you have been wronged but I hope you know how much all your readers love you. from Iowa, USA

  16. Hi Kate. It is good to see you back, I missed seeing your creative adventures. I am sorry you are having to deal with people plagiarising your beautiful work. x

  17. I'm so glad you're back again! :) I missed your crochet and your cute little stories! :)

  18. So lovely to see your creative spirit shining here again! And I'm sorry you had to deal with the nasties that are out there rain on every bodies parade when they can.

  19. OH MY! That Stanley with his banjo is SUCH a character!
    That banjo has as much personality as the rabbit! JUST PERFECT!
    You are so dang talented, keep it up!

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