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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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Red Lounge Blanket: new knitting project

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This is the introduction of another knitting project for Nikki. I’m currently in the process of writing up my thesis for my PhD so I am spending most of my days sat in my desk infront of my computer screens. Although it is all optimised for use it’s still a lot of screentime, so Pippa suggested I start a knitting… Read more »

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Recent Crafty Times

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Well it is the run up to Christmas so we have been getting crafty but have been very lax about blogging about it. Sorry. Here are a few photos of the things that I have been making recently, I will go into more details on some of them in their own posts later.  Food Stuff: Kicked off with Christmas Puddings… We had… Read more »

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Charity Shop Haul {Jewellery}

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I showed you this bag of Jewellery on Monday from a recent trip around the charity shops. Once I went through the bag it was obvious there was a LOT of bits in there, some more impressive than others.  Well here is a run down of what was inside and some thoughts on what I am going to do with… Read more »

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How-to guide: No Sew Chair feet covers

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Chair Feet Covers (aka Leprechaun feet) So we have a pair of rather comfortable high backed armchairs and we use them for most things, including our “dining” chairs for sitting at the dinner table. This means they get moved back and forward quite often and this has been wearing away our lovely wooden floorboards by the table *sadface* At this… Read more »

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Numbness

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I am currently battling with dentist induced numbness which has rendered the majority of my top lip useless, having had fillings done on teeth on both side of the top of my mouth in one sitting… I have feeling back in my nose but at one point that had gone too. Annoying but notched worse I have ever had, when… Read more »

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Weekend Project {Stencilled Trousers} How To

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Weekend Project Stencilled Trousers

Ok so here we go with how to make the stencilled trousers. 1) Collect Supplies. make sure you have all your supplies, see the previous post for a list of these. 2) Make Your Stencil. If you are using a pre cut stencil you can skip these steps. I made my own stencil out of a sheet of plastic from… Read more »

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Lace Detail Jumper {How To}

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Following on from the Bunting Jumper Refashion I updated a version of the grey jumper for myself using a much simpler method.  I simply added a few strips of lace following the sleeve seams.  This is a very simple refashion but it makes a plain and simple jumper that little bit more feminine. 1) Take a simple jumper and some… Read more »

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