– 137 – hydrangea wreath

I love wreaths on doors.  I love how they make doors more friendly, how they mark the change of the seasons or express the personality of the owners or simply make things prettier. Yesterday, because it’s September and September is the month of new beginnings (January, schmanuary) and because we’ve been away so much this…

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– 123 – a workshop with Anna Maria Horner

Yesterday I got up nice and early (actually it was only early… not nice at all in all honesty, still suffering from this wretched jet lag) and drove to North London to spend a day learning new techniques from the one and only Anna Maria Horner. The workshop took place at ‘The Village Haberdashery, a…

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– 100 – computer sleeve

Sometimes I wonder about karma. The karma that found me less then 24 hrs before our taxi collects us for the airport racing through town to find shoes for No 3 whose feet have seemingly overnight grown too long for his walking shoes.  I have officially the shortest feet in the household.  Weird. The karma…

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– 86 – sashiko jeans

I think I can genuinely blame Ali for this one. She’s the one who texted me a picture of a pair of denim from Anthropologie covered in sashiko embroidery.  She sowed the seed. And then that seed grew and grew and when I saw a pair of jeans in my size down to the most…

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– 71 – ‘Boxy’ sweater

So… you might be expecting this post to be about a wonderful jumper/sweater (you pick) designed by a lovely lady and knitted by yours truly with truly wonderful yarn… but no. I’m too traumatised. This whole taking picture of yourself thing?  Much harder than you think.  Take it from me. I’m in the house alone so…

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– 37 – make do quilt challenge

The challenge was to make a quilt with what was at hand.  No buying fabric was allowed… harsh, I know… Luckily for me I’m a fabric hoarder so I had plenty to choose from.  What did I use? An old Toast top that had taken an accidental and sadly fatal trip into the washing machine.…

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– 13 – mended basket

I have a thing for baskets… ask Ali (she’s like the basket police… I’m sure she’s getting paid by my husband to stop me from buying anymore)… Anyway, because I like old baskets they tend to fall apart quickly on me; this one had an annoying unravelling handle and it almost went into the wooden…

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