Yearly Archives: 2018

Summer of Basics – Jumper – Planning

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For my summer of basics, I have planned to knit a summer Jumper, based loosely on the one that I bought last year for Spikes Funeral because I didn’t own anything thing that was yellow enough for the day. I have worn this jumper loads since then as it is very easy to throw over anything that I am wearing… Read more »

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Pippa’s Summer of Basics Plan

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I have been planning to take part in the summer of basics this year and have planned some of my makes out and even started the knitting but have yet to write them up in any form, so here are my plans: The idea of the Summer of Basics is to create the garments that will fill some holes in… Read more »

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Nikki’s 2018 Make Nine – update

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So it’s somehow got to 6 months through the year… quite how I’m really not sure. It’s has just whizzed by. But I thought it would be a good idea to do an update on my Make Nine challenge that I posted about at the beginning of the year.   In Progress Blanket – my red lounge blanket – this is… Read more »

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Monday Sevens #103

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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 this time it is actually only a weeks worth of update! Although we’ve still managed to pack a reasonable amount in. I started off the week with a few meetings at the university. I managed… Read more »

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Nikki’s Summer of Basics Plan

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So this year I’ve decided to try and join in with the #summerofbasics organised by Fringe Association after Pippa told me about it last month. This post is a little bit delayed as I have been super busy finishing off all my PhD stuff, but late is better than never! The idea of summer of basics is to plan, make and… Read more »

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Nikki’s Ginger Jeans – Part 1

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So as I mentioned in the last two installments of Monday Sevens (here and here) I have recently been attempting to make some Ginger Jeans from Closet Case patterns. This is one of the patterns on my 2018 make-nine so hopefully something else that can get ticked off. This will probably have two installments as the jeans are only partially… Read more »

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Monday sevens #102

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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 it’s been a very busy couple of weeks since we last managed a Monday sevens post and lots has been going on with some pretty major milestones passed! So this might be a bit of… Read more »

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Monday Sevens #101

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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 somehow May got away from us! I’m not entirely sure how that happened but we have been up to a lot during the past month so here is a much shorter round-up of what we… Read more »

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Nikki’s Me-Made-May 2018 – week 2

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So here we have my second instalment of me-made-mayness! Well the beginning half of this week was pretty productive, but the second half of the week hasn’t really allowed me to do much sewing. Unfortunately it was quite busy with lots of funeral preparation, and the rest of the month might not give me much sewing time as I might… Read more »

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Nikki’s Me-Made-May 2018 – week 1

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Well it is that time of year again where some sewists give themselves a bit of a challenge and pledge to wear me-made clothes in the month of may. The pledges vary significantly but you can follow a lot of the outifts through #mmmay and #mmmay18 on instagram. Now I didn’t actually make a pledge, this was for a few reasons. Firstly I was… Read more »

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