Yearly Archives: 2017

Monday Sevens #84

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Here is this weeks “Sunday” Sevens post, linking up to Natalie to give a snap shot view of how the last week has gone. This week has been a busy week and the start to proper Christmas celebrations. Traditionally our celebrations start a bit early in Southampton because if you want to be able to celebrate with the students before… Read more »

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Monday Sevens #83

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Here is this weeks “Sunday” Sevens post, linking up to Natalie to give a snap shot view of how the last week has gone. This week has been a bit less busy than previous weeks but not by much. Monday saw Pippa having another appointment with the Occupational Therapist and was given a resistance band to try and strengthen her… Read more »

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Machir Bay Shawl – Finished Knitting

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Surprisingly given it is the run up to Christmas and I really should be focusing on presents for everyone I have actually got a finished item to show you which I knit for myself. Admittedly I cast this on as my late #ChristmasEveCastOn last year* and has it finished and blocked in time to wear home from my parents after… Read more »

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Pre-Festive Cooking

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The last couple of days has been a massive realisation that Christmas is coming super quickly. Yes it is almost a month away but our commitments start on the 1st with our Advent Calendars (one each for Nikki, Pippa and the Parents!). Then we are hosting around 40 people for Mince Pies and Mulled wine on the 8th and 10… Read more »

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Monday Sevens #82

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Here is this weeks “Sunday” Sevens post, linking up to Natalie to give a snap shot view of how the last week has gone. This week has actually been quite a productive week with some pre Christmas preparation underway with lots of drawstring sacks cut out ready to be made into eco-friendly wrappings for presents and lots of sheets being… Read more »

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Monday Sevens #81

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Here is this weeks “Sunday” Sevens post, linking up to Natalie to give a snap shot view of how the last week has gone. This week we have been getting ready for Christmas with some more making Nikki is off on a zip bag production line: And making Wine Gnomes. Check out the post if you want to make some… Read more »

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Christmas Present Ideas: Gift Hampers

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With Christmas coming up soon, It’s time to start thinking about Christmas presents, especially if you like to make some or all of the components of your presents. For a few years now I have liked the idea of making hampers as Christmas presents. Although people most frequently think of a Christmas hamper as containing Christmas themed foods and drinks… Read more »

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Christmas Present Ideas: Wine gnomes

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So since we’ve started to put our minds towards presents for this years Stitching Santa and we’re also doing ourselves some advent calendars this year I thought I’d make a series of posts with some ideas/tutorials on how to make some simple christmas gifts/ stocking fillers and decorations. The first one is a very quick and simple tutorial to make… Read more »

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Monday Sevens #80

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Here is this weeks “Sunday” Sevens post, linking up to Natalie to give a snap shot view of how the last week has gone. Well I guess we’ve actually done a fair amount this week. Getting started on this years Stitching santa presents and things for Advent calendars has meant Christmas crafting is a go! I went to town to… Read more »

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#StitchingSanta

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Both Nikki and I have signed up to this years #StitchingSanta hosted by Sewchet, and are hurriedly stalking our partners to work out what they would like to receive. With this in mind and because we are planning a home made advent calendar I have been thinking about the little things that you can make for people for Christmas. Whether… Read more »

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