Category Archives: sewing


I had an interesting conversation today. I was talking with a friend over the phone. She was a tad hungover from a Christmas breakup the night before, while I was hiding from the hot day by staying inside, reading Tony … Continue reading

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Blogmeets are great!

So yesterday I comboined my two worlds of blogging and thermomixing, when I went to Matching Pegs’s place to do a demo and catch up. The first (and last) time we met was at a blogmeet in a restaurant when … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: Bake your own bread, grow your own vegetables and make your own stock.

A couple of days ago I pulled out the turkey stock I made from the Chistmas turkey and threw in some home-grown veggies and some pasta remnants. Then I made some bread dough in the thermomix. A cob loaf and … Continue reading

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I just asked myself the question…

…. what can I get done over the last week of holidays? It’s an intriguing thought…

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April block for the quilting bee.

April’s block was requested to be full of triangles and/or flying geese. (The triangles, not the birds.) I couldn’t come at the flying geese…. (I left this block till the last day) so I made this double pinwheel block. I … Continue reading

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Blog break

All’s fine. Just have nothing to write about. I’ll be back after Craft Camp this weekend.

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You know that list of things I wanted to do in the holidays?

Two years ago I made a bag from Jodie’s pattern and I’ve used it every day since. At the time I also made most of another bag using totally different fabric. For two years it’s languished without a strap, in … Continue reading

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Things that went wrong this weekend.

I got to Marysville on time to see our school group ride in at the finish of the race. I stood there watching as they rode past, camera at the ready to snap Ryan3 as he finished. The group rode … Continue reading

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Reports done! Now I can go to Craft Camp!

David2 and I introduced the silkie chicks to the big hens yesterday. We put them on the outside of the run and stood back. Actually, nothing much happened. You can see that the chickies are developing their drag queen top-knots … Continue reading

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Crafty friends.

  Yes, I know it sounds as though I have friends in espionage or something, but the reality is that I spent the long weekend in the company of 9 blogging friends at craft camp. I have to tell you… … Continue reading

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