Category Archives: sewing

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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A finished shawl

I can’t believe how much this Gail aka Nightsongs shawl changed from its “off the needles” state when I blocked it. It’s been on a circular needle for the last three or four weeks, once there became too many stitches … Continue reading

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I won 2nd prize!

I made a smocked evening bag back in January, wrote up an Instructables tutorial (Smocked Evening Bag / Purse) and entered it in a couple of competitions.  It was a runner-up in one of them, for items that had been … Continue reading

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