Category Archives: Crafts

Memory, sweet memory

I’ve always thought that the idea of making memory quilts was an excellent one. Clothes are not much good after your baby has grown out of them, or after a beloved person has passed on. But by making a quilt … Continue reading

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Sunny, summery socks

The sun is out. I’m almost holding my breath as I write this, so as not to jinx it. But, unquestionably, the sun is out and suddenly spring is in the air. I have a rather Pavlovian reaction to sunny … Continue reading

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Cuteness overload

What are your favourite lies to yourself? Mine are ‘I’m just looking’ when entering a bookshop followed closely by ‘Just browsing’ when I can’t resist looking at my favourite online fabric shop. Oh yes, and then there is – ‘Look … Continue reading

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UFO no more!

I’ve done it! I’ve finished my crocheted blanket. I can’t even remember when I started it. I do relish projects that you can really get your teeth into. Projects that are long and demanding in a non-demanding way. Meaning you’ve … Continue reading

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Pants!

What do you say when it’s the weekend, you look out of your window, and you see this? “Pants!” Everything about this weather is just pants. It’s not really raining, it’s not really dry, it’s not really cold, it’s not … Continue reading

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More news from the soxta..

Ouch. I really need to think of a new moniker. It might catch on and that would be truly embarrassing. But the sock mania continues apace. I’ve now made 5 pairs, and can make a further two, as I’ve had … Continue reading

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Was lange währt…

… wird endlich gut. In English: ‘A happy outcome is worth waiting for.’ It’s one of those phrases that tumble effortlessly from my lips when what I really mean is: ‘Why the heck did this take me so long?’ Many, … Continue reading

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