Category Archives: Crafts

Eighteen for 18

Another month has gone by! I’m doing pretty well on most of my challenges, I’m even starting to think about next years!! 1 Etsy store opened; Still no where on this one, I really need to put aside a weekend … Continue reading

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Embroidery Wallet

I realised yesterday that one of my posts for Minerva has gone live, so I can tell you a bit about what I made now. Back in the summer I chose three things from their website and duly got a … Continue reading

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A Pair of Smalls

I’m still waiting for my border material to arrive for the hummingbird quilt, I’m not very impressed as it is now apparently on it’s way from Malvern Quilt Festival to Duxford Quilt Festival, I may get it some time next … Continue reading

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Eighteen for 18

I think I’m doing reasonably well with my challenges, three quarters of the year now gone (where has this year gone???) and  I’ve completed six challenges with a few more almost there…and a couple just aren’t going to happen!  Here … Continue reading

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Two Little Finishes

I rather enjoy stitching my little cross-stitch smalls, I usually stitch them on the move, ‘borrowed time’ stitching as I call it, waiting for appointments, in a train station or just waiting for the water to boil for the potatoes! … Continue reading

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A Sewing Room Clock

Do you ever get those days when there’s 101 things you could sew, all those half done projects, but you really don’t fancy sewing those, you want something new you can finish…well that was me on Sunday afternoon! I decided … Continue reading

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Silken Strata Cushion

I’m a bit behind with my posts at the moment, August seems to have been a lot busier than usual with short trips away, family visiting and days out, there’s no sign of life quietening down until mid September if … Continue reading

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A Good Day at the Show.

I’ve just had a pretty successful day at Ilkley Flower Show. I only really discovered this show last year through one of our WI members, she mentioned they had a handicraft section and wanted more entries! From my perspective as … Continue reading

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A Spoonful of Sewing

In a couple of weeks time there’s a flower show in one of the nearby towns, they have a handicraft section and they’re always keen for people to enter. I decided to enter a few things again. One of the … Continue reading

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Eighteen for 18

We’re a week into August already! A little late, but here’s my report on how I’m doing with my challenge, Eighteen for 18…   1 Etsy store opened; Still no further, I think I really need to take the plunge … Continue reading

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