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Interview: Friday Feature on The Underestimated Mom

21 Nov

Hi everyone! It’s been a while since I updated here. I made a spontaneous decision to return to London last week and, well, that’s where I am now. A while ago, I answered an interview for The Under Estimated Mom blog, so I wanted to share that with you here. It was published on Friday but I’ve been super busy trying to find a job and a place to live over here. Hence the reason I haven’t added any new pieces to the Etsy shop this week. I’m hoping to crack on with making some new jewelry and stuff in January. I wish I had the time and resources to do it now but life is in the way!!

Anyway, check out the interview 🙂

Just click the pic.

You can follow my London adventures if you like on my other blog: http://littlelondonobservationist.wordpress.com

There’s a giveaway on now for a few more days!

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Interview with Lemon Dear

21 Oct

Yesterday I had the honor of being featured in a an interview on the blog of the lovely Lemon Dear. She asked me some great questions and the layout looks fab. Click the screenshot below to check it out!

Mini-Moo Cards

10 Sep

So exciting! My mini-moo cards for Made in Mogotes have arrived. They came packed in a nice white box and I got a red felt holder along with them. I chose a bunch of different designs. Now to distribute them…

Do you use Mini-Moo cards? What do you think?

A Fique Spooling Contest

12 Jul

One of the main materials the artisans at Made in Mogotes use is fique. If you haven’t seen the process, check out this page. About a week ago, as part of the Corpus festivities in Mogotes, a fique spooling contest was held.

This is where the fique is transferred from what looks like a long ponytail onto a spool that is sold in the shops. At this point, it is already washed and dyed. Some women prefer the older method of the wooden machine with the foot pump. Others use the newer machine that does the same thing in a different way.

The fique is hung from long pieces of guadua next to the machine to begin. Whoever spooled it quickest was the winner. Thought I’d share some photos so you can see where it all starts when the bags are made.


A few artisans waiting for the contest to kick off. 


The new version of the spooling machine.

Ready to work on the old machine. 

Spools on the new machine

This woman was pretty incredible to watch.
She is completely blind yet she participated in the contest and did a great job of it as well.
A lifetime of practice.

To see bags made from some of the fique artisans in this little village of Mogotes, Colombia, hop over to the Etsy shop.