Tag Archives: Io gloves

Gloves and more gloves

The Ios are finished, and blocked. This is how the green one looked before (left) and after (right) blocking. Quite a difference. The glove blockers I made worked a treat, but I’ve had to make a new, longer thumb than … Continue reading

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First steps in Arduino

According to the Arduino website, it is “an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software”. What on earth does that mean, you may well ask. Basically, there are various Arduino “boards” (ie electronic circuits), each of which contain … Continue reading

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I may have wrecked my sewing machine

Last weekend’s snow and frost have been replaced with rain and temperatures of 13°C (55°F).  Here in Yorkshire we normally consider ourselves fortunate to get such mild weather in late March, never mind January.  Crazy weather.  It’s nice to be … Continue reading

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Biscuit cutters but no (edible) biscuits

The unseasonably warm weather has ended, as we all knew it must.  We have snow and sub-zero temperatures.  This is how the garden looks. I am staying close to the fire and counting my blessings that I don’t have to … Continue reading

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Keyrings and couple of gadget cases

What to do with washers? For a DIY project – I won’t bore you with that – we had to buy 50 each of two types of washers from Screwfix when we only needed four of each. They’re stainless steel … Continue reading

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Leatherworking – a mini wallet

Fabnik wallet Fabnik is a new (2015) USA-based business producing a small range of kits for leather goods. The guys behind it were kind enough to send me a voucher for a free mini-wallet kit. It was far from free … Continue reading

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