– 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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– 2018/57 – macrame wallhanging 2

I’m still knotting.  There’s something meditative in the repetition of the movements, in the soft feel of the rope through the fingers that is quite addictive, in seeing the pattern develop slowly in front of you. I’ve bought a cheap adjustable clothes rail and some very scary butchers’ hooks and the whole set up is […]

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– 2018/44 – wallhanging

… and just like that, one knot at a time, it’s finished. Well done me. I love it.  I need more knotting in my life. But first the knitty gritty (I sooooo wanted to say the knotty grotty….)… the pattern and instructions are from this book: Absolutely brilliant.  Easy diagrams and clear photos… I had […]

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– 2018/41 – macrame

“the art of knotting string in patterns” I’ve been admiring all the gorgeous macrame wallhanging for a while now trying to decide if they are cool or too bohemian or too vintage looking..  and I decided on cool.   When Mr M and I had some time in Palm Springs, a year or so ago, […]

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– 2018/18 – a simple table mat

It’s amazing what you can do with a bag of scraps! I’d ordered a couple of bags of scraps from the Denyse Schmidt’s website a few months back and the other week when the sewing itch needed to be scratched I cracked open one of them and just started sewing pieces together.  Like a puzzle. […]

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– 181 – mariner’s compass quilt

This one… is an old one.  I must have started this quilt at least 13 years ago which means that my taste hasn’t changed that much because I still like it (worth sticking to the classics) and that is worth keeping hold of things.  (It could also mean it looks terribly old fashioned and should […]

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– 177 – crochet cushion

… a few years ago I was given a a whole bunch of crochet squares by a friend who found them abandoned in a house she was renting.  I am not sure when they were made… probably in the 70s/early 80s judging from the yarn and at some point they also got washed in too […]

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