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A trio of Christmas Cakes

I am gradually catching up with my Christmas preparations, cards are written and posted, parcels posted, presents are all bought or made (I think!!) tree is up and I have just got round to decorating the Christmas cakes… Ideally Christmas … Continue reading

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Fold and Stitch Christmas Wreath

Last autumn one of the quilting facebook pages I follow was full of beautiful Christmas wreaths made from a pattern by Poor House Quilts, I thought they were gorgeous but I knew I didn’t have time to start making one … Continue reading

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A Colourful Cushion

I’ve decided to enter the handicraft section of the local flower show, I’ve never been so I’ve no idea what the competition is like, but it’s only like 50p per entry…so I’ve entered ten items 🙂 One class is ‘A … Continue reading

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A Dog Bed and an Armchair

A few weeks ago I was looking for something for my mum in the cupboard above her wardrobe, in amongst two bobbin lace pillows (which was what she wanted) I found eight (yes, EIGHT!) old pillows, bearing in mind she … Continue reading

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A walk from my Garden.

Last month Kathy from Living in a Rapid City posted about a walk round her neighbourhood, I thought it was a lovely idea, it always helps when you can picture someone in their own surroundings. So thanks Kathy for the … Continue reading

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Finishing Touches

As I’ve mentioned once or twice, I’ve been decorating our house recently and I’ve tried, as I’ve done each room, to finish all the little touches that have been on my to-do list for ages. One of these was to … Continue reading

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Mother and Daughter Time

Having had one week at university Helen has decided she needs some crafts to keep her occupied, so while she was at home for Christmas she took herself off to Hobbycraft to make herself a ‘craftbox’. She came back with … Continue reading

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Tweed Mini Miranda Bag

  A few weeks ago someone came to my Embroiderers Guild with a gorgeous tweed handbag she had just made at a workshop, it was rather nice! My magnolia handbag which I made eighteen months ago was looking decidedly worn … Continue reading

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Initial Cushions

Last week I was on annual leave, busy getting ready for Christmas and making presents. I made good progress,  making six presents altogether. I’ve already shown you the purses, today its the turn of the cushions! I was struggling for ideas … Continue reading

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Christmas Cakes and Gingerbread

A couple of weeks ago I went on a WI ‘Christmas Dabble Day’, they’re like a craft taster day, there’s usually a choice of three or four crafts and you choose two to do in the morning and one in … Continue reading

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