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More Beading

After my recent beading triumph I’ve been inspired to do some more beading.

I’ve had three bracelets in my beading drawer that I bought in Vegas last year that were too small, that I’ve been meaning to lengthen for months.  212 more words


Beading Triumph

One of the crafts I do that I don’t write about too much is beading.  The reason I don’t write about it often is I’m really not that good at it.  336 more words


Nerdy Crafts

I just finished a highly nerdy piece of cross stitch:

Isn’t it cool.  It needs an iron, and then framing, but I’m pretty proud of it.  22 more words


Free Vintage Knitting Magazine - Stitchcraft February 1947

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The magazine became monthly again. Possibly to do with easing of paper shortages. The magazine is thinner, but the same price which is rather cheeky. 131 more words

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Free Vintage Knitting Magazine - Stitchcraft January 1947

This issue has the above Fair Isle jumper and cap (33-35 inch bust), snug legging for a toddler, a raglan boys jumper (27 inch chest), a knitted nightie and bed jacket (if that sounds weird, imagine winter with no central heating and a limited amount of coal); a bobble and stripe jumper (33-35), four sizes of polo neck pullover (31-33, 34-36, 37-39 and 40-42). 84 more words

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Free Vintage Knitting Magazine - Stitchcraft Nov and Dec 1946

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Inside this issue – Linen star shaped mats for the Christmas dinner table, a bow necked cardigan with cables (33-35 inch bust); a ribbed jumper with a fair isle collar (34-36); home made presents – a jabot, ribbon daisy earrings, some slippers and a pair of ribbon flowers,  ducking baby shoes, a bunny toy, a penguin in a nightcap and three ways to cover a coat-hanger, some ladies gloves and two sets of cap and scarves. 103 more words

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