Author Archives: Nikki

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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Monday Sevens #71

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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. Unfortunately some of our tomato plants have started to get blight 🙁 so I had to do a big harvest of tomatoes some of which are not ripe yet, but they do make a pretty rainbow!… Read more »

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Monday Sevens #70

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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 started off this week by trying to do something with the glut of fruit we had received, so I got the dehydrator out of the loft and made some dried pear slices. Not sure… Read more »

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Red Lounge Blanket: Swatches

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So I posted a little while ago about my latest project – the Red Lounge Blanket  Now I have to admit after I done some initial swatches for the blanket I really lost the motivation for this project for a little while. The first swatch I did was quite successful, this played around with a few different stitches in the… Read more »

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Monday Sevens #69

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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. So this week we have actually both been around which makes a change from normal! Unfortunately Pippa was back because she was ill and I’ve been working all week so we haven’t really done a huge… Read more »

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Long haul flight survival kit: contents

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So I have mentioned this a little bit in our “Sunday” sevens series but here now is the complete blog post for it. One of my close friends recently flew to Australia for a secondment and since that is an exceptionally long journey I decided for her birthday present I was going to create the ultimate long-haul flight survival kit…. Read more »

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