Author Archives: Nikki

My first Ravelry project

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I have used the ravelry website a few times, to look for inspiration for projects but I have never actually made something with a project on there, until now… This project isn’t complete yet, just over the halfway mark now actually, but I probably won’t post any photos of it on here until it is done, in case the recipient… Read more »

#StitchingSanta Reveal – Nikki

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So this year I took part for the first time in the #StitchingSanta organised by the wonderful Sheila at sewchet, pippa had done this last year and was doing both the sewing and the knitting swaps, but I opted just to do the sewing swap. Maybe if I get some more knitting done I might try a knitting swap in… Read more »

Monday Sevens #47

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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… the week between Christmas and New Year… this is the time of year when we generally forget what day of the week it is, what we are meant to be doing and all schedules just… Read more »

Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!

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So the end of 2016 has come around quickly! Some would probably say it hasn’t come around quickly enough and they are happy to see the end of 2016, and although 2016 has has its bad moments, and let’s be honest, there have been a number… it has still had a large number of excellent moments. We just wanted to… Read more »

Sunday Sevens #43

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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 time it’s Nikki here. Yet again we’ve had another whirlwind week, I think it might carry on that way well into the new year though, since we have so much going on before Christmas. The… Read more »

My First Crochet!

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So although I have done some knitting before, I’ve never really done any crochet. When we were in Scandinavia on holiday recently Pippa was crocheting (as we thought crochet hooks were better to take through security than knitting needles) and I thought it would be nice to try something. We nipped into Tiger (my new favourite shop, it seems to… Read more »

Lego Cake!

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So it’s been a very long time since I have posted… Mainly because I have been very busy and I haven’t had the time to organise photos for posts about things I have made previously but also because I haven’t really done that much new stuff to post about… However this cake that I made recently was definitely worth posting… Read more »

How to: Embellishing shoes

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So in a few weeks (far too soon in fact) I will be performing in our annual Strictly show where I will be dancing the waltz with my ‘celebrity’, who up until Nov/Dec time had never danced before… my partner is shorter than me and so I am most likely going to end up wearing flats instead of heels for… Read more »

Project Preview: Latin Dresses x 2

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So this year and last I have been dancing latin in a girl-girl partnership, and because of this it looks much better to wear matching dresses. Last year Pippa and I whipped together this two-piece in a week for the first competition to match my partner’s existing dress and it has worked quite well so far. However I decided I… Read more »

Quick Project: Recovering a Chair

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So just before Christmas (on the day of a party of course…) I decided that I wanted to give a new lease of life to a Chair we had in our house which was looking very sorry for itself. This project was quite quick, definitely under an hour, and it is a quick way to brighten up the chair. Although… Read more »