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Hello, hello! Thanks for popping in, and excuse the echo, but this blog has moved. You’ll find it now at

If you had this address on your feed reader, it will still direct you to the new blog, so don’t worry about that.

Please click here for the brand new Skinny laMinx website, and I’ll see you on the other side.



For years I’ve been adding bits and pieces to the Skinny laMinx stable of websites, resulting in a bristling and unwieldy bushel of URLs, and finally, enough was enough! I enlisted a  clever brother of mine to help me put the whole caboodle under one address, which means that henceforth, is the one stop shop for all things Skinny. Hooray! Click here to see how it all comes together.

Hope you enjoy the new-look website, with an updated version of Eep! presiding over it all. I’m celebrating the launch by giving away this goodie-filled patchwork tote bag to someone who leaves a comment on my blog today (Wednesday 4 May). Remember to leave your contact details!

Me and my clever brother are in the middle of a big website revamp integration, trying to corral all the mess of multiple sites and pages into one lovely unit.

Be back next week in an entirely new outfit, so keep your eyes out (and sign up for my newsletter in the sidebar – there’ll be celebratory launch promos too).

We had a yummy lunch with interesting people at an old, low-ceilinged cabin in Churchaven on Sunday. Treats all round.

I don’t know how this could be, but it’s only in the last month or two that I’ve heard about Pendleton woollen blankets, and my love was instant and true. They’re woven by Pendleton Mills, which has been in the wool-weaving business since 1889, when Thomas Kay opened his own mill in Salem, Oregon. I adore these woollen blankets, for their colours, designs, and the fact that the back and the front are equally exquisite.

San Miguel blanket
Vintage Flagstaff Blanket

Vintage Gallup Blanket

Vintage Los Lunas blanket

I’ve had very few comments on my blog lately, and I was just wondering……

Hooray, it’s Making Friday! I started early by making changes to the Skinny laMinx shop at Silk & Cotton. It’s All about Orla there today.

Beady-eyed readers will notice that there’s a brand new version of Orla in there – a reversed print in lemon, dove grey and olive. Mmm, yummy. More to follow next week. Meantime, time to make stuff.

Some sweet little calico bookbags in Cloudbirds and Orla are now listed in my Etsy shop.

I’ve printed my Flatware design in sage on tea towel fabric and now have it for sale in US$ in my Etsy shop right here and for South Africans, it’s available in Rands from my locals shop, right here.

My Colt Circles design has never been a bestseller, but I still reckon it’s a sleeper, and when I eventually get around to covering a squishy sofa in the Colt Circles in Sand, it will get the attention it deserves. In the meantime, check out what a cute lampshade the Colt Circles in Seafoam makes:

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