Category Archives: Crafts

Two are Too Tempting

“I can resist everything except temptation” Oscar Wilde I have a reel of ribbon with this quote on, given to me by a stall holder, she obviously saw me coming! A few months ago I was tempted by another stitch-a-long … Continue reading

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Nerdy Needlecase

My boss told me I needed to get a life when she asked me what I was stitching one morning before work – a needlecase with different pages for different needles! Needless to say she’s not a sewer! I’ve been … Continue reading

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Zoe Goes on Holiday!

It’s a few weeks since I last shared my Zoe box with you, it’s a stitch-a-long by Faby Reilly and I got a little bit behind, so it was one of the projects I took on holiday with me when … Continue reading

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My Splendid Sampler 2

I’m trying to reduce the number of quilts I’m working on at the moment, having finished one fairly recently I still have six at various stages of construction!! Some just need quilting (hand or machine!) others need piecing and some … Continue reading

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Moving Down the Rabbit Hole

I’m making slow but steady progress with the hand quilting of my Down the Rabbit Hole quilt, three weeks ago when I last showed you my quilt this is how far I’d got… I’d just started the sunflower border quilting. … Continue reading

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A Fluffle and a Gaggle.

I’ve got five new smalls to show you, one new one and four recycled ones, a fluffle of rabbits and a gaggle of geese, oh and a sheep too… I started this cross-stitch about three weeks ago, I’d grabbed the … Continue reading

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UFO Time

I’ve been trying to have a bit of a sort out at home, including my sewing room. Whilst mooching through boxes I found an embroidery I did years ago, 1988 to be precise, I know that because luckily I embroidered … Continue reading

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A Fluffle of Love

I’ve just finished my first quilt of the year and I’ve called it A Fluffle of Love… I’m going to become a Great Aunt in the next few weeks, it makes me feel very old as I had a Great … Continue reading

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Eighteen for 18; How Did I Do!

Last January I set myself eighteen challenges to do in 2018, they were a mixture of sewing, quilting, embroidery and general lifestyle ones. I really enjoyed having something to aim for, especially as I didn’t stress or beat myself up … Continue reading

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Final Small of the Year!

A couple of years ago I was given a little cross-stitch kit, a pretty little chamomile flower, I felt it had quite a vintage feel to it with the general style of the design. When I opened it last week … Continue reading

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