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Life and Outings, Sewing and Craft

Creating… a person!

It’s been quite a while since I’ve regularly blogged, and at least six weeks since I’ve blogged at all. I can finally reveal why… These are bought slippers, not crafted by me! We’re having a baby in January! I’m due January 1st and admit I’m hoping it doesn’t arrive early for Christmas unless there’s time for us to be home for Christmas day! I’m not going to lie and pretend everything has been rosy. I’ve had much worse  ...

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Gardening, Life and Outings, Our Home

This weekend I;

Worked on some more hexies, slowly building up a stash. I’m daunted by the idea of joining them all one day. Relaxed by the open fire. We finally got a screen so it feel safe to light it now. Placed vases of flowers around the house. I love purple and orange flowers together. Eating this fabulous Chocolate Marble Tart my husband made for guests last night. I also have a horrible cold which is holding me back a bit on my August Creative Blitz. The idea of crawling round on the floor cutting  ...

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Sewing and Craft

Hexagon rounds

I had some friends over for a crafty afternoon on Sunday. I set about crocheting the round parts of what will eventually be hexagons in between chatting, consuming tea and eating cake and before I knew it, I had six! I’m trying to do them in random colours which is a challenge for me (instinctually I make everything symmetrical and in patterns), but I’m happy with how they’re looking thus far. I’m still aiming for throw rug, but they could end up as a cushion or runner instead! These are  ...

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Sewing and Craft

My Creative Space

It’s been quite a while since I’ve played along with My Creative Space, but I thought it might be fun to show you what I’m working on at present. We have: Toadstool sketches- I’m working on a collection of toadstools in different mediums. The sketches are just practice pieces done in Pitt markers with water colour pencil, the cross stitch at the front is also a piece to go in the collection. Crochet- the beginnings of a neck warmer and a hexie blanket. Patterns can be found here and here.  ...

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Life and Outings, Sewing and Craft

Progress at last

Yesterday I wrote about work in progress and the effect that too much of it can have on ones overall productivity. Today I’m going to share my mini-break with you. A week and a half ago my husband and I rearranged the lounge room. To most people this wouldn’t mean much, but for us it’s completely transformed the room from something a bit cluttered and TV orientated (despite the fact that we never watch it), to something spacious yet cozy and wanting to be lived in. In short; we’ve spent  ...

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Sewing and Craft

Crochet Blanket

I’ve started to crochet a blanket. Yay! excuse the bad lighting! I’m using the Summer Garden Granny Square pattern which I found here via Ravelry. It’s so pretty. All of the squares will have the last round in white, but I’ll mix up the centres.

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Sewing and Craft

Nine Squares

Wow my first February post? I remember the same thing happening last year; I was all enthusiastic about craft projects (and home projects for that matter), then I settled back in the routine of full time work and all I wanted to do once home was relax and read other people’s blogs. How do you keep your crafty projects a priority? Today I was home sick, nothing major, just a tummy bug. While relaxing I crocheted up the remaining three of my nine squares. Why nine? Well, it seemed like  ...

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Sewing and Craft

Granny Squares

A few weeks back I enthusiastically signed up for Pip of Meet me at Mike’s Granny a Day 2010. It’s taken me a little while to get started and there’s been a lot of pulling apart failed first attempts, but today it finally clicked and I made my first ever square! It’s wonky and my hands hurt but by golly am I proud! I’m rather optimistically making them in our lounge room decor colours as I’m visualising the finished product will be a cushion cover. Yay!

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