Category Archives: Gifts

Ferns

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Ferns

Firstly, I hope you all had a lovely Easter break and didn’t eat as many of these as I did.

Hot cross buns

I also ate a whole Easter egg in one sitting 😉

Anyway, back to the ferns. Ferns, in the loosest, botanically incorrect sense of the word, I think. I had seen some lovely images of clean simple embroidery on Pinterest. My embroidery board is here if you’d like to have look. It features quite a variety of techniques. I’m quickly swayed towards one style when a search me takes down another route.

My recent sort out of my dmc threads also made me appreciate the lovely selection of greens I had hidden in my tin. Read the rest of this entry

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And they called him Frank.

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And they called him Frank.

My husband’s grandson, Henry, has reached the grand old age of one. We simply can not believe where the time has gone.

With Morris the monkey the 2nd successfully introduced to prolong the life of Morris the first I was keen to add to his collection.

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I knew that Kerry Lord, the designer of the amigurumi, had also turned her talents to birds. Read the rest of this entry

Some finished things

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Some finished things

This is a catch up post. Sometimes I’d rather spend my time crafting than writing and recently I’ve become hooked on Instagram (love_lucie) , finding it so quick to post and watch others’ daily updates.

However I still enjoy the slower pace of the blog, both the reading of blogs and the writing of posts. I remember when I started the blog, nearly 3 years ago, I was concerned to read that blogs were coming to a natural end and everyone was moving onto the faster paced media channels of Utube and Tumbler and Instagram.

I’m glad the blog is still around. The blog doesn’t suddenly start blaring out of my computer when I’m sat in my office with my door open. The blog doesn’t use up my phone battery or data when streaming video, the blog allows me to pick up, read, put down when interrupted, pick up again, recap. I like a still image and the written word.

Any, back to the finished things. Read the rest of this entry

Spotty clutch

Spotty clutch

Sometimes a simple sew is just what you need to get your mojo back.

Something that requires no muslin, no fitting issues, no adjustments.

Lisa from White Tree Fabrics had contacted me a good few weeks before Christmas and asked if I fancied trying out one off their Uhandbag kits.

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Daybreak shawl

I’ve been busy knitting to get this finished.

Its the Stephen West Daybreak Shawl.

Daybreak Shawl complete!

Daybreak Shawl complete!

I must admit that when it first came off my needles I wrapped it around my neck and was completely underwhelmed! Read the rest of this entry

Amineko Cat

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I’ve crocheted myself an Amineko Cat.
Amineko Cat

He’s a little stroppy Read the rest of this entry

Nursery Fabric Buckets

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Nursery Fabric Buckets

It seems months ago when I received this lovely little selection of fabric from Minerva Crafts.
I had in mind some fabric buckets suitable for a nursery. And as luck would have it I have a friend who is expecting in November and she loves monkeys!Camelot Fabrics Imaginarium collection

These fabrics are adorable. They are from the Imaginarium collection of cotton quilting fabrics by Camelot Fabrics. Read the rest of this entry