I’m currently taking a break from most of my freelance journalism – I’m writing a popular science book/memoir (The First Breath, about fetal and neonatal care, for Pan Macmillan) and, for a few months, an in-house digital content project on innovative research, for the University of Oxford.
I’ve loved Mini Magpie unisex children’s clothes ever since I first stumbled across them in an east London market stall. For this month’s Mollie Makes I interviewed the super-creative designer Kimberley Golding about how she invents some of the most playful children’s clothes around.
I’ve been super busy (as always!) the last few weeks working on various features for the Times, Telegraph, Guardian and Mail, as well as Top Santé, on top of my regular reviewing and blog writing for Parentdish.co.uk and Allaboutyou.com. Do look out for some interesting stuff coming up in the next few months.
Whether you’re a novice sewer or you want a straightforward project with all the fabric pre-measured, a sewing kit can be enormous fun. And, of course, they make ideal gifts for keen young stitchers. Here are eight of our very favourites.
Various features while I was working shifts at Real People back in 2006 as a rookie journalist
Author photographs: Nina Hollington ThemeShopy