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the boy cave

I painted a wooden car and wooden door hanger ($2) from the craft store with acrylics–it says “Hugh and” (the “and” because I haven’t filled in his little brother’s name yet). 502 more words

Make Do And Mend

waste not, want not

Oh dear.

This poor little dotty bag has been looking a little worse for wear for a while now.

I’ve been on the lookout for a replacement, but nothing quite fit the bill. 260 more words

Look What I Made!

it's boy cave time

I know my decorating projects are funny. They are always homemade, often small-scale, never even remotely professional. But I have so much fun with it. 333 more words

Make Do And Mend

Oops! Darn it!

There I am in the middle of my current project for a workshop at Eternal Maker, when suddenly I realise that I have cut through the largest piece of my project! 361 more words


All the fun of the fair

I’ve been on a day trip.

Much like when your mum had to work during the school holidays and dropped you with a friend or family member, I found myself at a loose end, and therefore imposed myself on my friend and neighbour, Bronwen. 683 more words

Becoming Good

Knitwear: Chanel to Westwood

Last weekend I went to the Knitwear exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum.

Because it was a private collection I wasn’t allowed to take any photos of the garments within the main exhibition which is a shame as the collection was really interesting and had lots of details that I would have liked to have recorded. 64 more words



I have been obsessing about fabrics after getting incredibly excited about selecting my first dressmaking project The Picnic Blanket Skirt – Tilly Walnes’ Love at First Stitch is my bible. 202 more words

Becoming Good