Category Archives: sewing

We all need reading glasses

I’ve reached the age where I have to use reading glasses and so does just about everyone I know. I have to get mine from an optician because one eye needs a much stronger lens than the other, but most … Continue reading

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An upholstered headboard

Years ago, my mother made a padded bed headboard.  I think it was an easy first project when she joined an upholstery class and, since she didn’t actually need another headboard, I ended up with it. It’s beautifully made (like … Continue reading

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Baby stuff and an amethyst shawl pin

Boy bib I’ve had a lot of work to do this week, including a trip to Wales and a few sessions on the laptop this weekend. It hasn’t left a lot of time for crafting, but I did manage to … Continue reading

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Pretty baby bibs

There’s a baby on the way in my family.  Sssshhh, not everyone knows yet.  But I thought I’d get a head start and make some bibs.  Babies need lots of bibs, don’t they? I don’t know whether this new arrival … 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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