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Choice and identity

We’re over halfway through the year so an update on my second year of the Wardrobe Wartime Challenge is long overdue. In the last five months there has been some making from scratch, some making do, a bout of rigorous moth control and, yes, even a few new purchases. 863 more words

Low-impact Living

Vintage Sewing Kit


The vintage sewing kit that I put together last month (the post can be seen here) was well received by the friend it was intended for, so I decided to make another. 113 more words

Project: Bunny Doorstop

I haven’t been near my sewing machine in a while so I thought I should get going with another project. I’m still at a fairly basic level, so didn’t want to make anything too complicated! 565 more words


WIP Wednesday - blanket

Since about April/May my knitting group and I (at my request) have been making 8″ squares out of acrylic to form a lap blanket for a Retirement home. 49 more words

Good Thing

summer of bunting

I love Vero – tweet her @vero – and her pattern for making a bunting penant.  So much so that I have now made 2 strings of my own, and contributed to the Skein Queen Surprise bunting too. 216 more words

Everyday Blurb

September Times: My Fight Against Buying A New Bag

This is sometimes where I get a little ridiculous. Bare with me. 

I bought my ruck sack last year for £15 from Mi-Pack (via Amazon) and it has lasted a lot longer than it looks like it should, much to my delight. 262 more words