– 178 – another crochet cushion

… the problem with technology is that if you lose something you normally rely on…you’re totally stuck.  I’ve been wanting to ‘talk’ to you guys for a week, but I just couldn’t find the ‘doodah’ to download the photos onto the computer (dongle? sounds rude) so in the end, No 1 man child remembered not […]

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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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– 148 – wallpaper

When we first moved into this house two years ago (already!!) we gave one swatch to the decorators – one –  Dulux Chiffon White no 4 and told them to paint everything.  Walls, ceilings, woodwork, windows… everything.   We wanted a plain canvas on which to hang our pictures and set our furniture against and […]

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– 142 – indoor gardening

I’m not a gardener. I enjoy being in a garden, I love sitting and reading in the garden, I love waltzing around cutting flowers and then going back inside and put them into vases… but that is the extend of my skills.  The fact that I don’t know much (anything) about gardening might be where the […]

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– 141 – how many is too many?

Houston we have a problem. It’s the scarves.  There’s too many. I did a half Mary Kondo… I collected them all and dumped the big pile on the table Quite a frightening sight to be honest, things had obviously gone completely out of hand, but with the help of a few baskets and a rubbish […]

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– 61 –

Time stands still best in moments that look suspiciously like ordinary life… Have a lovely long weekend.  We’re taking it easy… I’m flying to Italy to retrieve No 3 from the spoiling arms of his grandparents, Mr M is flying solo with the other two (… interesting times ahead…).

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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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– 30 – my studio, part 1

I was going to start by apologising for the number of photos I’m going to post… but I won’t… because in a week, when the place will once again look like a bomb site (post explosion) I can look back and reminisce … and remind myself of the way it can be. With me? So […]

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– 28 – rearranging

… why oh why the week we come back from holiday and I have mountains of washing, and after a weekend on a full house (fab by the way), and hockey tournaments, and after school clubs pick ups, and new furniture deliveries….and when I’m still trying to catch up on Homeland series 6…. do I decide […]

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