Well Crafted Threats with Tamara Maynes – Change Something Or Else

by Jenny Butler
Tuesday 17th May 2011

Tamara is back again with today’s Well Crafted Threat and some behind the scenes photos from her recent website relaunch. Remember Tamara has offered to give away a Cross-stitch Starter Pack each day to one lucky reader – leave a by 10pm to be in the draw to win! – Jenny x

Working in design means being exposed to and creating newness constantly. My style always remains but it’s execution is varied from one project to the next – which brings me to this post!

I love all things lo-fi like using paper & pencil and playing vinyl over an ipod. I also love the hands-on aspect of a homespun website. My own lo-fi site enables me to play at whim meaning re-designing it has become somewhat of an annual project. My latest re-design however was causing me to question my love of the basic approach. Having uploaded a simple holding page in January, by March I was hallucinating. Shadowed daily by a giant ‘updated site coming soon’ announcement it whispered threateningly in my ear CHANGE SOMETHING OR ELSE!

The undesirable future this threat had me considering got the re-design of my website finally up and running. Stitch your very own threats using the Well Crafted Threats Starter Kit available at The Six Week Boutique.

Lovely & lo-fi – the chosen homepage for tamaramaynes.com. How fab is Sarah K’s Wingback Carbon Chair?!

Enter Monique Germon, my amazing shooting buddy, #1 creative partner in crime and proprietor of Story. Once I dreamed up art direction and sorted props, we got to work. #1 authority on all things design Sarah K was in Milan with her Other Hemisphere show so we descended upon her empty pad, lounged in her fabulous Wingback Carbon Chair and with Monique behind the lens we captured my newness. Check out the site so far and rest assured the whispering is fading!

* UPDATE – thanks so much for all your entries!  Congratulations to comment #8 – Emily!  Don’t forget, Tamara is giving away a kit each day so you still have 3 more chances to win! Thanks Tamara!

My homespun art direction, styling & and props with the magical photographic eye of my #1 creative partner in crime Monique Germon. Check out more of her images at Story.

Tamara x

by Jenny Butler
Tuesday 17th May 2011


  • Bev 5 years ago

    Cold weather to curl up with a cross stitch – heaven

  • Clare 5 years ago

    These are severe messages you’re sending yourself!

  • di 5 years ago

    hopeful of winning!!! di

  • alexander 5 years ago

    what a woman, i’m in love!

  • suzie 5 years ago

    Amazing things at Story.

  • Wendy 5 years ago

    very apt ……change something or else….some of us need a sever reminder every now and again!!

  • Catherine H 5 years ago

    This warning is made for ME!!! Somewhat softened by the beautiful mode of communication…

  • Emily 5 years ago

    Wow – the quilted drape is just amazing! I want to make one out of fabric yo-yos :)

  • Madeleine 5 years ago

    Oh I love this threat! I also love everything that Tamara does. A huge inspiration and clever, clever lady.
    Thanks for the chance!

  • Amanda 5 years ago

    I’m thinking up words to stitch, although I love the quilt – may have to stitch one of those too.

  • Kathleen 5 years ago

    Haha, sounds like just the threat I need! Love the concept.

  • Nichola 5 years ago

    Wondering what I could stitch already! :)

  • Mandy 5 years ago

    Excited about stitch projects! Time to get crafty.

  • Michellan 5 years ago

    I am posting a comment or else! XoX

  • Kylie 5 years ago

    I am just starting to get my craft on…would love to win one of these please

  • Jen 5 years ago

    Just what I need to still the mind…and escape for an hour or two… or week!

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