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Christmas knitting

I’m not a speedy knitter, so I have to make a start on Christmas projects quite early. I have been making Elf on the Shelf jumpers and listing them on my Etsy store, but decided it was time to start on the bigger projects. 209 more words

Shingle Hat

It’s only taken me a year, but I’ve published another pattern. I’d like to introduce the Shingle Hat. I’m offering a 20% discount until the end of August; the discount is applied automatically, no need for a discount code. 374 more words

Swimwear fashions

First released in June 1960, at a time when bikinis were still considered as risqué, the song Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini is credited with helping to make the garment more socially acceptable. 623 more words

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Fantasy Yarn Shop Crawl!

When you book a holiday, what is the first thing you look for in that location?  Is it the grocery shop?  The pub?  Or whether or not there is a good local yarn or fabric shop in the area?   1,049 more words


Let's Discuss it Over Tea (Part 3 of 3)

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When she went home that evening, she began in earnest looking for patterns and gift ideas. A scarf was out of the question due to size alone. 1,080 more words


Lettuces, life and a new hat...

Don’t wait for someone to bring you flowers, plant your own garden and decorate your own soul – Luther Burbank.This quote seemed fitting as I was pottering in the garden this afternoon,  contemplating life, planting out lettuces and harvesting greens for a salad to have with dinner.Maybe it’s that spring is only now really making her presence felt, the winter has seemed to drag on so loooong. 320 more words


How to get Blyton's style: Baby edition

I happened to be in Mothercare last week, looking at prams, and I spotted this lovely Noddy set. I managed to resist buying it (just) but I suspect one way or another I will end up with it*. 748 more words

Written By Fiona