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A Crafty Profit

I’ve spent a while over the past few weeks making stuff for a stall at a friend’s homemade craft sale. The evening was on Friday, and we went along to a kitchen infused with the aroma of mulled wine, and … Continue reading

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Sewing Hurdle One

I have made a decision to learn to sew. I thought my perfect opportunity to practise had arisen when Mr 4 came home from pre-school with a note saying he is going to be a king in the nativity play, … Continue reading

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Kandinsky Blanket Complete!

It’s finished! Seeing it complete makes me want to squeal!!!! And use lots of exclamation marks!!!!!!!! I had called this my bright blanket, but on looking at the photos it reminds me so much of Kandinsky’s Concentric Circles that I … Continue reading

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Paper Flowers

I have never been to Kew Gardens. I do, however, have a ten year old who will make me paper flowers to look at instead: Miss 10 loves making things, so of course when she saw a photo of a … Continue reading

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Bright Blanket

I have been busy lately crocheting squares. These are eventually going to become a blanket. I decided to make it after seeing this Gypsy Caravan Blanket taking shape. I realised that it’s been a long time since I made anything … Continue reading

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A New Project

A couple of days ago I was bemoaning the fact that even though I have a huge pile of wool upstairs, I had no wool suitable to crochet the blanket I had seen and fallen in love with. Then I … Continue reading

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Teddy Bear

Miss 9 decided that she wanted a teddy bear, so she made one. She’s never really done much sewing before and this was her first real try. This was completely self directed. Planned, cut out and stitched all by herself. … Continue reading

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A Finished Project

I have finished the Red Flower cross stitch. It is even complete a month earlier than planned because when I was working it out I didn’t take into account that the final quarter (bottom left) doesn’t have nearly as much … Continue reading

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Ruffle Scarf

One more thing finished! At the moment I have done one and a half and have one and a half to do. Of course, because I was making one for me Miss 9 wanted one for herself. Because Miss 9 … Continue reading

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Woolly Jumper

I started knitting this jumper about three years ago. Then I suppose I must have had a tidy up and it got put away and completely forgotten about. I mean completely. I rediscovered it a couple of days ago and … Continue reading

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