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Six more weeks of encrustation

Sounds like something you might need to get some cream for…! However in this case it’s just an update on the embroidered veneer piece I’m working to restore the top of a Victorian mahogany writing box. 93 more words

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Pirate Costume: The Shirt

I’m using McCall’s Costume pattern 4952 for the shirt, with a few changes:

  • I’m not putting a cumbersome cuff on the sleeve. I had thought about putting the same sawtooth edge on the sleeves as I put on the pants, but decided instead to put in an elastic casing that’s not too tight.
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Me & My Little Twin at the Lazy River

We took the baby with us to Las Vegas this past weekend. She had a blast in the lazy river. I always call her a water baby because of how much she loves playing in the water. 16 more words


Antique box upcycle update

I came back from holiday with this:

And now have this:

It’s still not even as big as the palm of my hand <sigh> but one huge advantage is that it’s really easy to work. 84 more words

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Mixed Metals

it’s been too hot here to make beads so I’ve been playing with metal and leather


Antique box restoration - a start.

After making a vilene template for most of the missing veneer on the top and sides of the lid, I chose my colours. I’d enjoyed working in the green/gold and orange palette for my canvaswork knot garden so for my holiday stitching I gathered up lots of threads in that colour way and began what I knew would be the very slow process of encrusting my big chunk of vilene in french knots and eyelets. 107 more words

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