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About madebyfate

I like to draw, paint, embroider sew by hand, dawdle, generally I like to make things. I also like to read about other people making things. Made by Fate features projects I am working on and hopefully some inspiration for people who like to create things or maybe just people who like creative things. Thank you for stopping by my blog Please don't hesitate to leave comments

A Handy Tip for the Easily Distracted

I just stumbled across this on You Tube this morning and wonder if it really would help to cure yourself of being distracted. Advertisements

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Taj Mahal

Another print from last year. I think this was the print I found the most challenging, as the printing technique lino printing, is a style of printing I have always avoided so perhaps for my first proper attempt, I should … Continue reading

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Washed Up

Washed up is part of an ongoing photo series by Alejandro Duran, a Mexico-born and New York based artist. His work is undeniably beautiful and seeks to make an important statement addressing “the issue of plastic pollution making its way … Continue reading

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I Didn’t See It Coming

Belle and Sebastian’s new one I didn’t see it coming is Animated by Bruce Cameron, Matt Saunders and Lesley Barnes. It’s pretty damm cool in my opinion. For some more of Lesley’s work see below once you have watched the clip. Via … Continue reading

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I hand stitched up these puppets for my friend’s daughters first birthday recently. They were based on the tutorial posted on Just Another Day in Paradise Blog. I think they turned out pretty well.

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Tenuous at best was all he had to say

Who is Andrew Bird, some would say he is a  musical genius. He has a sound that I can get lost in for hours, sitting at his gig the other year I had the strangest sensation of wanting to be able to crawl up into … Continue reading

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Banks of the River Ganges, Varanasi

This year I have being trying to get back into printmaking to get a feel for being back in the studio on a somewhat semi regular basis. I have found the biggest challenge coming up with imagery that I am interested … Continue reading

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