Category Archives: Crafting

Pippa’s 2017 Makes – Sewing

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So this years roundup of Sewing and Knitting (to come soon) has taken a little while in the making, partly due to editing the photos for it. I got given a “new” laptop at Christmas as my old one was finally giving up the ghost and didn’t work unless it was plugged into the power and worked at a snail’s… Read more »

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Nikki’s 2018 Make Nine

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I have not really made any sewing/making resolutions before, but this year I thought I would try to make myself a realistic challenge of nine items to create before the end of the year. I’m definitely more of an impulsive sewer rather than scheduling in my creations, but maybe this year I might actually manage to get some things made… Read more »

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Pippa’s Stitching Santa

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So the Christmas period got away from me a little so this round up of my #StitchingSanta parcels is a little late but here goes. I recieved a wonderful Wooly Stitching Santa from Quirky Hannah which consisted of some Gorgeous varigated Yarn, two balls of chunky wool and some lovely cornish tea (Which has tall ships on it!), a lovely… Read more »

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Nikki’s #stitchingsanta 2017 – Sent and Received

Whoops this was a bit later than intended as the time between Christmas and New Year just seemed to whoosh by and before you know it January is here!! This year was my second time taking part in the #stitchingsanta wonderfully organised by Sheila @ Sewchet – I only took part in the sewing one as I don’t really do… 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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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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