Category Archives: DIY

Replacing kitchen worktops

Two and a half years ago we spruced up the kitchen by painting the varnished beech doors of the units and fitting new handles to them. Then last autumn we replaced the beech-effect plinths with gleaming white melamine-faced chipboard, leaving … Continue reading

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Lockdown repair shop

Well, the repairing hasn’t gone that well, despite being shut in the house apart from a daily walk and food shopping once every 10 days. First, the successes. I managed to create one working cordless phone from the two non-working … Continue reading

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In the pink

This week’s finished object is a winter nightie. The jersey fabric was wide enough for me to be able to cut it with all-in-one dolman sleeves. I was thinking that the lack of armhole seams would be more comfortable for … Continue reading

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Coronavirus crafting

What a strange couple of days this has been. Since the government changed its coronavirus advice yesterday morning, virtually everything that happens locally has been cancelled. All types of meeting from the Parish Council to the Rotary Club, as well … Continue reading

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Socks and bells

The latest pair of socks is done. They make a nice ‘mix and match’ pair with the pair I knitted a few months ago. I was in Skipton the other day and popped in to the shop in where I … Continue reading

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A mystery project

I’ve been too busy with DIY jobs to blog for a while. It’s always the same at this time of year – the sudden realisation that the weather is getting steadily worse, the hours of daylight are reducing, and I’d … Continue reading

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