Category Archives: Crafting

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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#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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A/W ’16/17 Sewing Plans – a Review

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So it’s that time of year again where I make my sewing plans. Last year I made some plans for my Autumn Winter sewing and I thought I would do the same again this year and take a look back to see what I actually managed to achieve of my planned sewing from last year. I also made a #makenine… Read more »

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Malachite Socks – Planning Stages

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So Sorting through my stash recently reminded me that I bought some lovely sock yarn last year when I bought the oatmeal coloured wool, that I used for my recent socks. Obviously I cast on the cheaper of the wools after I got them and the nice stuff has been sitting in my wool box for a while now waiting… Read more »

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Using Ravelry’s Functions – taming my stash

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So up till recently I haven’t been using Ravelry to its fullest extent. Only in the last year have I really been using the favourite function and putting them into bundles so that I can find them more easily. Currently I am trying to use the stash function to organise all the wool in my stash. One of my biggest… Read more »

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Knitting a “Boyfriend Cardigan” – Planning stage

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So after Swatching a piece for Nikki’s red lounge blanket I decided the the random wool I have pulled out of the wool chest worked really well in the seed stitch that I have been using and really wanted to make a cardigan out of it. I made myself wait until I had finished some other projects but once I… Read more »

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Oatmeal Socks – Finished Knitting

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So I have finally finished some knitting projects and have a few photos to show off so here goes… I finished another pair of socks that I started knitting as a travelling project when we went up to Scotland. I used the car socks as a base and then added a Celtic Cross pattern to the front of the socks…. 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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