Category Archives: Crafts

Summer Dress – McCalls M6557

I’ve been busy! I bought the pattern and fabric for this dress ages ago, when I happened to go into a shop and discover a half price sale on fabric. I love the 1950s full skirts and definite waistlines, so … Continue reading

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A Year of Crafts

One of my resolutions for 2013 was to finish off all my unfinished craft projects. Some of them had been hanging round for decades (literally) so I was in great need of putting a stop on starting new things, and … Continue reading

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Penguin Progress

The penguins are almost complete! I found the pattern for these penguins in a book called Tis the Season to Crochet, and I thought they looked cute. Then I thought how cute it would be if I made one for … Continue reading

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Leftovers Shawl

Actually, it’s La La’s simple shawl, but it’s made on smaller needles out of all the leftover yarn from the socks I’ve made. Finished just in time for the cold weather. As I was making it, I thought I would … Continue reading

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Terpander Socks

These socks only took a year and a bit to make! These are my first socks from the book Sock Knitting Master Class by Ann Budd. They are also my first ever toe-up socks, my first ever go at knitting … Continue reading

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Some Pictures

My camera finally died. I tried to take a photo of the mid-stage between this: and this: and every photo looked like it was taken through some bright white Venetian blinds. Luckily, a couple of days later my new phone … Continue reading

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My Oldest UFO

Is now finished. Every stitch of this patchwork bedspread was hand sewn by me. I am so pleased to have finished it. It has taken more than twenty years to complete. Take a good look. I will never be making … Continue reading

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