Mrs M’s Curiosity Cabinet
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)
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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

Episode 15: Of product, process and engineering

Episode 15: Of product, process and engineering

June 14, 2019

In this episode I share my musings on the distinction we often make between product and process knitting. And prompted by a recent sewing product, I pay homage to the engineering that goes into pattern design. I finish up by sharing some inspiring gems. Oh, and my opinionated feline makes a cameo appearance too.

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

There is also a Ravelry Group for the podcast.

Show notes can be found at: Mrs M's Curiosity Cabinet. Since recording the podcast, there's some new information about a couple of things I talk about (including a discount code) so I would recommend checking out the show notes.

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

Episode 14: Of natural shades, trousers and foraging delights

Episode 14: Of natural shades, trousers and foraging delights

September 24, 2018

In this episode I share some thoughts and observations about natural shades of fibres, prompted by my recent participation in the KnitBritish Nature's Shade Along. I share my adventures in trousers making and invite you to join me for a tricky toile along. I also talk about the seasonal delight of foraging and finish up by sharing a couple of inspiring gems.

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

There is also a Ravelry Group for the podcast.

Show notes can be found 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 13: In conversation with the Knitting Monk

Episode 13: In conversation with the Knitting Monk

July 18, 2018

This episode is a little different than normal as it is the first time I welcome a guest onto the podcast.

Aidan, aka the Knitting Monk on Instagram and YouTube, joins me to discuss the book "Cræft: How Traditional Crafts are About More Than Just Making" by Alexander Langlands (published under the title Cræft: An Inquiry into the Origins and True Meaning of Traditional Crafts").

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

There is also a Ravelry Group for the podcast.

Shownotes can be found at: Mrs M's Curiosity Cabinet. These include references to other podcasters who have reviewed or shared thoughts about this book.

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