– 2018/201 – wreath making, again

“Oops she did again…” Last night I had a gorgeous night in the company of lovely women making Christmas Wreaths.  Yeah I know… you just can’t have too many, I don’t care what you say. There green branches everywhere… First we had a lesson, which made me realise that the old ‘glue gun manoeuvre’ is […]

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– 2018/196 – Christmas wreath

It’s fair to say I love a door wreath. Christmas is a special time of the year for doors too, not just people and I try making one every year, it’s rare that I see one I really love, a few years ago I bought a giant live/gree one from Daylesford which was just divine… […]

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– 2018/188 – … blue…

I did, I collected all mismatched napkins and made them all part of one big blue family. I used this little tub to dye 600gr worth of fabric and the colour is really intense, I’m really really happy with the result. All you do is wet your fabric – I ran a short rinse cycle […]

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– 2018/181 – more macrame

You know the saying…  When it rains, it pours? Yeah.. that… for months I wondered aimlessly trying to get things started and not really knowing what to do and then when I decided to go back to college (albeit part time) bang!!  I get asked for commission quilts and macrame hangers and friends want to […]

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– 2018/160 – avocados and fire service

… avocados and fire service… is there a link I hear you asking yourselves.. read on, my friends, read on. For the past couple of days I’ve been experimenting with dyeing fabric and wool with avocado skins and pits.  I put aside a couple of items, a linen top, a skein of dk wool, a […]

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– 2018/8 – Nashville Star quilt

Back in 2013, Mr M and I visited Nashville.  For me it was a dream come true, I love country music and was in music heaven… for Mr M it was a work trip and days of endurance… his feet are firmly grounded in 80s British music so that wasn’t really his thang.  Bourbon helped. […]

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– 2018/99 – macrame plant hanger no 2

It’s half term around here and yesterday was one of those days that found us, unusually, all at home at the same time, all busy in our own way but together under one roof and it felt really nice.  As the boys grew and we’re beginning to think about university or gap years and when […]

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-2018/95 – macrame lampshade (part 2)

The lampshade is finally done and I couldn’t be happier. Here it is in its place in the conservatory:   and look how warm it looks when it’s lit! It glows. good night.  Sweet dreams. SaveSave

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– 2018/89 – Cecilia yoga bag

During my middle school years Cecilia was one of my best friends.  She lived near town and cycled everywhere and I was very jealous of that because we lived miles away and couldn’t.  In fact every time I visited her we used to both get on her bike and just roam… me siting way back […]

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– 2018/77 – macrame hanging planter

… my obsession with macrame continues… I’ve ordered lots of coloured rope but in the meantime I need to make do with what I have… it’s quite incredible how much rope/cord it takes to do anything… metres and metres of the stuff. Sunday afternoon, after a stupidly early morning hockey tournament and a consequently unavoidable […]

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