Mrs M’s Curiosity Cabinet
Episode 21: Of creativity, swatching and preserving

Episode 21: Of creativity, swatching and preserving

August 28, 2020

In this episode I talk about how my creative practice has taken a bizarre and slightly unexpected turn in recent weeks. I also share some swatching I've been doing for my next sweater knit and how I have been flexing my preserving muscles to capture the taste and colours of the season. 

You can find me as Mrs_M_Curiosity_Cabinet on Instagram. I am also still on Ravelry as Meg-aka-Mrs-M but not particularly active there.

More detailed show notes are available at Mrs M's Curiosity Cabinet

Music: As I figure by Kevin MacLeod on FreeMusicArchive and licensed under Creative Commons By Attribution 3.0 License

 
 

 

Episode 20: Musings from lockdown

Episode 20: Musings from lockdown

June 24, 2020

In this episode I revisit my Tonnach cardigan, talking about what blocked my progress and exploring my initial feelings about the finished garment. As operation "Restock my underwear drawer" has started but I'm too brain foggy to talk bra making yet, I share my knicker making efforts, and particularly how sewing your own smalls is actually an act of self-gentleness. Although I don't normally talk about acquisitions, I share a new fabric range that may be of interest. And I finish up with a kitchen experiment inspired by one of the shortages due to Covid-19 lockdown.

You can find me as Mrs_M_Curiosity_Cabinet on Instagram and as Meg-aka-Mrs-M on Ravelry.

More detailed show are available at Mrs M's Curiosity Cabinet

Music: As I figure by Kevin MacLeod on FreeMusicArchive and licensed under Creative Commons By Attribution 3.0 License

Episode 19: A mix of the familiar and the practical

Episode 19: A mix of the familiar and the practical

April 28, 2020

Times are a bit strange at the moment but the making continues. In this episode I seek comfort in the familiar, albeit familiar with minor tweaks, but due to the nature of the times, I am also very focused on the practical: from fabric efficiency through waste avoidance to finally tackling some of those more mundane makes that I've been deferring as there were always more interesting, elegant projects to work on.

Despite all the upheaval and uncertainty, Covid-19 is causing my curiosity to buzz more than ever so I share some inspiring gems that have been getting my inquisitive juices flowing of late.

You can find me as Mrs_M_Curiosity_Cabinet on Instagram and as Meg-aka-Mrs-M on Ravelry.

More detailed show are available at Mrs M's Curiosity Cabinet

Music: As I figure by Kevin MacLeod on FreeMusicArchive and licensed under Creative Commons By Attribution 3.0 License

Mrs M’s Scrapbook (March 2020 Extra): Garden nooks & living sills

Mrs M’s Scrapbook (March 2020 Extra): Garden nooks & living sills

March 25, 2020

With life in a state of lockdown I really miss having a chat with friends over a cup of tea or glass of wine so I decided to record another short Mrs M's Scrapbook entry. This episode sees me in the garden again and also the kitchen.

For photos check out the accompanying notes on my blog Mrs M's Curiosity Cabinet. And if you would like a little turn round my garden, I've shot a little footage which is available on YouTube.

If you want to follow my pottering between scrapbook episodes, you can find me on Instagram as Mrs_M_Curiosity_Cabinet

Music: Windswept Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Mrs M’s Scrapbook (Mar 2020): Notes from the fabric chest and wool pantry

Mrs M’s Scrapbook (Mar 2020): Notes from the fabric chest and wool pantry

March 13, 2020

The second instalment of Mrs M's Scrapbook sees me sewing a tried and tested pattern to get out of a sewing funk and knitting a comfort cardigan, inspired by the beautiful rings of the Trametes versicolor polypore.

For photos check out the accompanying notes on my blog Mrs M's Curiosity Cabinet.

If you want to follow my pottering between scrapbook episodes, you can find me on Instagram as Mrs_M_Curiosity_Cabinet

Music: Windswept Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Episode 18: Experimenting

Episode 18: Experimenting

February 26, 2020

In this episode I give an update on my nylon-free sock experiment and talk about a garden-based fibre experiment. Prompted by a recent pricing experiment amongst some pattern designers, I include a book review about an interesting grassroots initiative, Incredible Edible Todmorden. And I finish with a bumper crop of inspiring gems. 

You can find me as Mrs_M_Curiosity_Cabinet on Instagram and as Meg-aka-Mrs-M on Ravelry.

More detailed show are available at Mrs M's Curiosity Cabinet

Music: As I figure by Kevin MacLeod on FreeMusicArchive and licensed under Creative Commons By Attribution 3.0 License

 

Mrs M’s Scrapbook (Jan 2020): Winter pottering in my tiny urban cottage garden

Mrs M’s Scrapbook (Jan 2020): Winter pottering in my tiny urban cottage garden

January 24, 2020

The first instalment of Mrs M's Scrapbook sees me pottering in my quirky garden, getting on with a couple of jobs I should really have done last year and keeping on top of a bully of a weed.

For photos and illustrations, check out the accompanying notes on my blog Mrs M's Curiosity Cabinet.

If you want to follow my pottering between scrapbook episodes, you can find me on Instagram as Mrs_M_Curiosity_Cabinet

Music: Windswept Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Mrs M’s Scrapbook: Preview

Mrs M’s Scrapbook: Preview

January 21, 2020

I'm popping by to introduce listeners to a forthcoming addition to the Mrs M's Curiosity Cabinet: Mrs M's Scrapbook.

In additional shorter, more regular and chatty podcasts, I share snippets that don't fit into the regular Mrs M's Curiosity Cabinet episodes or longer reflective Pamphlet essays and give a flavour of how I juggle my various making interests to cobble together a life that makes sense to me. 

If you want to be notified of the launch of Mrs M's Scrapbook you can subscribe to this podcast on your usual podcast player, follow me on my blog Mrs M's Curiosity Cabinet  or on Instagram as Mrs_M_Curiosity_Cabinet

Music: Windswept Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Episode 17: Of lace and little luxuries

Episode 17: Of lace and little luxuries

December 23, 2019

In this short episode I share how making adds some little luxuries, in my wardrobe, the kitchen and the bathroom, and explore what luxury actually means to me.

You can find me as Mrs_M_Curiosity_Cabinet on Instagram and as Meg-aka-Mrs-M on Ravelry.

More detailed show are available at Mrs M's Curiosity Cabinet

Music: As I figure by Kevin MacLeod on FreeMusicArchive and licensed under Creative Commons By Attribution 3.0 License

 

Episode 16: Of novelty, curiosity and inspiration

Episode 16: Of novelty, curiosity and inspiration

October 7, 2019

In this episode, prompted by recent knits and sewing projects, I muse about how I balance my need for creative inspiration with a desire to avoid novelty for novelty's sake. I also talk about how one of my creative avenues has a degree of novelty hardwired into it. Finally a share an inspiring gem and talk about a forthcoming addition to the "Curiosity Cabinet".

You can find me as Mrs_M_Curiosity_Cabinet on Instagram and as Meg-aka-Mrs-M on Ravelry.

More detailed show are available at Mrs M's Curiosity Cabinet

Music: As I figure by Kevin MacLeod on FreeMusicArchive and licensed under Creative Commons By Attribution 3.0 License

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