Make Tea Not War & Other Stories

I recently started up a new Instagram account to list all my extra supplies, books, vintage stash and seconds on, don’t you know. You’ll find that account here – I’m @thebellwetherer. My main @tinyotterpaws account is still the place to go for dog photos, pictures of my dinner and day-to-day behind the Bellwether scenes snaps. Also […]

A Very Special Surprise

At the end of last year, I was super-thrilled to work with my transatlantic cross stitch counterpart, the wonderful Julie Jackson of Subversive Cross Stitch on a very special commission. Julie tells it better than me, so you should read the story behind it here. It was a really cool collaboration and I’m pleased to say […]

An Open Letter to NYC

Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Staten From the Battery to the top of Manhattan Asian, Middle-Eastern and Latin Black, White, New York you make it happen -An Open Letter to NYC – Beastie Boys I have literally been working on this cushion for years. It’s not that it took forever to make so much as it […]

Free Cross Stitch Charts

I inadvertently marked my free cross stitch chart downloads as out of stock a little while ago, but I’ve just made them available again. This little Easter bunny was the first free chart I produced but I’ve since added a Great British Bake Off inspired sampler and a little Halloween pumpkin. I should really add […]

Last Minute Makes

If you’ve suddenly realised you’ve under-gifted this Christmas, there’s still time to whip up a quick handmade gift, you know. As well as my own quick and easy cross stitch patterns (and don’t forget, there’s 25% off them before they disappear), there are a few places I’d recommend to hit up, if you’re of the […]