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New arrivals

An eclectic mix of new miniature steampunk figures are now on sale in the Steampunk Dolls House shop.  They include Miss Lucy Etherington,

Amelia – a young mechanic who can turn her hand to any task – and Eve, a lady with an incredible secret (do check the back view photo!) 34 more words

Etsy Shop

J's Workshop

This is part of my work table in one of the Steampunk Doll’s House workshops.  Yes, there are two.

The room settings and other wooden wonders (soon to be reaching the shop) are crafted in a Victorian terraced house in Shropshire, close to the Welsh border. 181 more words

Etsy Shop

Meant to Be

Life throws up challenges every so often.  You’d noticed, obviously.  How we deal with those challenges is what matters, though.  Today I want to tell you a story of someone who dealt with his in the best way. 807 more words

The pale blue plus size poncho


So I finished the blue poncho. It came out at 30′ long and 30′ wide, so it is definitely going to be nice for somebody to snuggle into this winter ☺ 34 more words


Soft Pretzel Baking in the Lappeenranta Countryside

The Recipe Won’t Be Uttered Even on the Deathbed
Is a Favorite Delicacy Threatened with Remaining a Prisoner of the Past?

Petri Kivimäki
October 4, 2016… 1,531 more words


Pale Blue Poncho

I have been doing so much Christmas related stuff lately that I am dreaming in Red, Gold and Green, so this week I am going to make a cuddy, in the shape of a pale blue poncho, using this… 101 more words


My First Pattern

Last night I was very brave, and published my first ever pattern, into my etsy shop.

I have often scribbled down instructions for things I make up as I go along, on the off chance I want to make something again, and as it happened I had scribbled down the… 239 more words