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Planning a Knitted Vest

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In an oddly organised turn of events, I am already planning a Christmas make. Admittedly it is quite a complicated one so I thought I should sink my teeth into it. That and Shelia inspired me to start on the Christmas makes already. I am planning a fair isle knit vest for my Uncle so hit Ravelry for some inspiration:… 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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Christmas Sevens (Sevens #86)

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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 time has absolutely flown this year and now it is time for the last “Sevens” post of 2017!! We managed to be quite good with posting our sevens posts this year, 39 posts throughout the… Read more »

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Monday Sevens #84

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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. This week has been a busy week and the start to proper Christmas celebrations. Traditionally our celebrations start a bit early in Southampton because if you want to be able to celebrate with the students before… Read more »

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Monday Sevens #83

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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. This week has been a bit less busy than previous weeks but not by much. Monday saw Pippa having another appointment with the Occupational Therapist and was given a resistance band to try and strengthen her… Read more »

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Pre-Festive Cooking

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The last couple of days has been a massive realisation that Christmas is coming super quickly. Yes it is almost a month away but our commitments start on the 1st with our Advent Calendars (one each for Nikki, Pippa and the Parents!). Then we are hosting around 40 people for Mince Pies and Mulled wine on the 8th and 10… Read more »

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Monday Sevens #82

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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. This week has actually been quite a productive week with some pre Christmas preparation underway with lots of drawstring sacks cut out ready to be made into eco-friendly wrappings for presents and lots of sheets being… Read more »

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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 »

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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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