the girl with the bicycle

adventures in and around the city


My mother-in-law lives in a large house which is an old converted Georgian Rectory and is forever rearranging the furniture and changing the colour scheme. She said to me recently … Continue reading

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Quilting Quandry

I’ve decided to make a patchwork quilt for myself, and with a new sewing machine and lots of pretty fabrics to make it with, it should be easy right? The … Continue reading

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Addictive Blog Award

When I turned on my phone this morning I was absolutely chuffed to bits to discover that Lori from Dear Ms Migraine had nominated me for the Addictive Blog Award. … Continue reading

September 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

Renegade Craft Fair London 2012

On Sunday my husband and I cycled the short distance to Brick Lane to attend the Renegade Craft Fair. Renegade is a large craft marketplace which was originally started in … Continue reading

September 18, 2012 · 10 Comments

Bike Love

Yellow lines, yellow legs, yellow bike. Has the love of my bike gone too far??

September 18, 2012 · 2 Comments

My Olympic and Paralympic 2012

Having the Olympic Park practically on my doorstep meant I was lucky enough to experience London 2012 first hand. For the past month the city has been buzzing with people … Continue reading

September 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

DIY Geometric Print

Geometric triangle prints are one of the biggest trends of 2012 so I thought I’d get in on the action and make something for my home without breaking the bank. … Continue reading

September 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

DIY Brooch Pin

Browsing the Cath Kidston website I came across some lovely brooch pins like these and thought it would be easy to make my own.         They seem … Continue reading

September 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Turquoise and Bronze Star Nail Art

Nail art is so hot right now, everywhere you turn people have the most unusual designs painted onto their talons. For a while I’ve been meaning to go to Wah … Continue reading

September 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Christmas in September?

Ok well technically it was August when I started, but every year it gets earlier. Yes, I’m talking about Christmas preparations and everything that goes with it. Christmas 2007 I … Continue reading

September 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Gooey Nutella and Hazelnut Cake

There’s nothing quite like a gooey chocolate cake and a mug of tea to make the world seem like a better place. Like so many women these days I’m someone … Continue reading

September 3, 2012 · 5 Comments

Knitted Rose Brooch Pattern

  Going through my jewellery drawer, I found lots of these lovely rose pins and thought it was time to give them an airing! They brighten any old blazer or … Continue reading

August 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Granny Blanket

I finally completed my granny blanket, aka the love blanket so-called because my cat can’t get enough of it! I’m so chuffed, this project has been in the making for … Continue reading

August 29, 2012 · 2 Comments

Chocolate and Coconut Madeleines

Last week I bought myself a madeleine pan from Amazon, with the intention of becoming the next pastry chef extraordinaire from my little Hackney kitchen! Ok so a batch of … Continue reading

August 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Pasta making with Jamie Oliver

This weekend was a bank holiday here in the UK and to make sure that the long weekend wasn’t wasted, I booked myself onto a pasta making course at Jamie … Continue reading

August 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Thomas Heatherwick at the V&A

On Saturday my husband and I took a trip to the V&A to see the Thomas Heatherwick exhibition. The Heatherwick Studio specialises in architecture, urban planning, sculpture, furniture, and industrial … Continue reading

August 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

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