– 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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– 2018/10 – a trip to IKEA

Last week I popped into IKEA with my parents; they were looking for a bookshelf and a guest bed, and I was under instructions from No 2 to purchase a new desk. We were very successful in our endeavour although the desk wasn’t ‘like the picture’ (eye roll) and somehow that is my fault (double […]

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– 2018/4 – urge to purge

I don’t know about you but this time of year I feel the total urge of purging my cupboards, to sort out the unwanted things, the old clothes, the out of date food and spices… to get rid of the superfluous and the useless, the unused and the extra.  January is for cleansing.   I […]

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– 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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