Category Archives: Life

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 »


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 »


Making My Memory Jar

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Making a memory jar As a resolution for this year, I have decided I need to document my life better. As part of this I have decided I want to make a memory jar. This was something I saw a friend post about on Facebook and the concept of it is very simple. You take a jar (or any other… 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 »


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 »


The #StitchingSanta I sent out

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So you have already seen the wonderful presents that I received from my Stitching Santa buddies and Becki from Dartmoor Yarns showed you what I sent her, but my other present hasn’t been blogged about and just on the off chance you have all been there waiting on tenterhooks so see what goodies I sent out I thought I would… Read more »


Happy New Year

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Happy New Year everyone. 2015 has gone way too quickly, when I started thinking about what has happened this year I decided that not much had happened but soon changed my mind when I actually thought about it, mostly when I looked back through my photos on my Google backup. The year started fairly slowly, NYDay walk on Dartmoor, then… Read more »


#StitchingSanta Knitting Version

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#Stitching Santa Knitting

In addition to the Sewing Stitching Santa I also entered the Knitting one, and I’m glad I did because making things for Becki at Dartmoor Yarns was such fun, I loved looking through her blog and finding a new blog to follow 🙂 I had a great time opening the present that I received for my knitting parcel, the outside… Read more »