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Same book, different project

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Same book, different project

 

 

 

From the same book I took my bird 

I’ve made an extremely useful (too me!) little item.

My living room floor, and my husband, is now saved from these. Read the rest of this entry

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CHSI2017

CHSI2017

Mild Monday saw me catching the 7.19am train from Wakefield to the NEC, Birmingham. Stuffed full with important looking business people all tap, tap, tapping away on their lap tops, I sat amongst them with my crochet.img_6440
I arrived nice and early and had a quick look around this largest of craft trade fairs, until the allotted time of 10.45am when us craft bloggers were to congregate for our ‘blogger’s breakfast’.
And what a breakfast. We heard that breakfast for 60 had been delivered in lieu of the ordered breakfast for 30!


I sat next to Julie of sumoftheirstories. Previously unacquainted, we had been following each other on instagram. It’s always lovely to add a voice to the blog. Read the rest of this entry

Lovely weekend ahead

Lovely weekend ahead

Oh! I have a lovely weekend ahead.

Firstly, it is 3 days long, instead of the usual 2!

Saturday morning will see me at the Yorkshire Spoolettes Dewsbury meet-up, organised by the wonderful Ali, AKA Thimberlina. I’ve heard there are over 3o expected and so will have to split into groups to avoid swamping the fabric shops at the same time, en masse. Last year’s was a blast.

 

I’m going for a coffee and a chat and a catch up, more than anything. Read the rest of this entry

 Draw breath

 Draw breath

I’m back. Back from an unintentional blogging break. I’m back and itching to sew.

I’ve had a lovely Christmas break. One in which I’ve finally sat down at my sewing machine after a break of nearly two months. I know this because I received a new pair of dressmaking scissors for my birthday in mid November and I’ve only just cut the tag of them!
So what has changed in my life in 2015 to cause such a change of behaviour?

Firstly the new job. The new job, started way back in May due to my former employer going into administration, has taken up a much larger chunk of me than I expected. With work, work ideas, doubts and deadlines and new challenges whirling about in my head, for a time it crowded out some of my need to craft. I know that for a period I was a bit of a nightmare to live with!

Secondly, I met these wonderful ladies. In June I built up the courage to try a local cycle club ride. I’ve not looked back.

This is fake snow, btw!

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This was our Christmas club ride. Read the rest of this entry

This is why I blog

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This is why I blog

This is not the original reason why I started to blog but this has now surpassed all previous reasons why I started up this online diary.

When I started out I had no comprehension of the friends I would make, the amount I would learn from others, the inspiration I would gain, the exponential growth of my ‘to do’ list and the opportunities that would arise. Read the rest of this entry

Blogaversary!

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Blogaversary!

A notification popped up on my phone this morning. My 1 year blogaversary!

I knew this was coming up, but I had reckoned on writing this particular post sometime after Easter. I suppose Easter was early last year.

Anyway, to celebrate I’ve put together my ‘most commented’ top 10 posts, followed by my ‘most viewed’ top 10. Read the rest of this entry