Monthly Archives: July 2017

Mohair – legacy of the 80s

Younger readers might not know this, but in the 1980s we liked fluff and frizz.  Our hair was poodle-permed and we wore a lot of mohair. (I know, the past is another country …)  I’m ashamed to say that I … Continue reading

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Fidget spinner bearings

All the kids locally are playing with fidget spinners, as they are everywhere.  I’ve been wanting to make a yarn holder for a while, a stand that will hold a cone or ball of yarn and rotate to deliver the … Continue reading

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One down, one to go

The first of my two chair covers is finished, apart from some sort of tab or ties to hold the rear pleat closed.  It needs a good press, but I’m pleased with it.  It certainly makes a rather horrible, cut-down, … Continue reading

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Refreshing the bathroom

We completely refurbished the bathroom 14 years ago and have done very little to it since then.  Not surprisingly, it’s been looking rather “tired” for a while now.  Corners and edges of the textured, white-painted wallpaper were lifting and it … Continue reading

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Hi-fi unit makeover

We have a rather horrible hi-fi unit that we acquired in the 1980s.  It’s black, came as a flat-pack and is completely out of place in our cottagey sitting room. Over the years we’ve modified it to suit different sizes … Continue reading

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