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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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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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Monday Sevens #100

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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. *klaxons* So Nikki here with this milestone post – Monday Sevens #100! That’s quite a few weeks of posting! Although we might not have managed a post last week (I do have good reason though!) so… 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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New Challenge: Hand Lettering

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30 day challenge

Last year I decided to start keeping a Bullet Journal which was one of my resolutions for 2017 actually it was quite successful and I have just started my new bullet journal for this year. =) My nan got me an A5 dotted Leuchtturm1917 journal in Azure for my Christmas present this year and I am loving it so far =)… Read more »

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