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Upcycling finished

Finally adding the finishing touches to my singer sewing machine base. I look a while to find what I wanted for the detailing but finally decided on keeping the back and gold singer colour combination. 63 more words


Friday Fictioneers - New Boots

Every week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (thank you, Rochelle!) hosts a flash fiction challenge, to write a complete story, based on a photoprompt, with a beginning, middle and end, in 100 words or less. 152 more words

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Sharing bouquets (not from The Royal Wedding)

I am very traditional in many ways (though not all).  I know some people don’t like cut flowers and think sending flowers is old fashioned or a waste of money (if I ask my 20 year old what he thinks his answer is ‘I don’t see the point'(!))  Personally I just love to receive a bouquet.  398 more words

Upcycling progress

After a lot of elbow grease and destroying a some iron wool and sponges I got the build up of muck off of my base and left it out in the sun to fully dry before applying the rust treatment and spray paint. 45 more words


Make do and Mend: April...Underwhelm/Overwhelm

After confidently announcing my reassurance that I would always find something exciting and significant to write about, I have to confess that the last four weeks have been pretty humdrum. 526 more words

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Book review: Fashion on the Ration

A couple of years ago the Imperial War Museum in London ran an exhibition on wartime fashion. I had the best intentions to visit Fashion on the Ration… 687 more words



Now I’m not normally one for crafts that don’t involve a needle and a thread but when I found this gorgeous antique singer sewing machine base I made an exception. 55 more words