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sketchbook Sunday: landscape edition

I never used to keep a sketchbook. I kept notebooks, which occasionally had sketches in them, but I was really too self-conscious and too self-critical to draw very much, let alone in public. 607 more words

Art And Illustration

I Made Candles!

It’s been a while since I made any candles for sale, but I got the itch again last month, and I’m hooked on it again! I tend to work in small batches, with fragrances I blend myself. 127 more words

Managing Summer

So, I’ve implemented our summer plan.  I do the same thing pretty much every summer, typically with a different focus.  This summer our focus is going to be on kindness.  293 more words

Family Thoughts

quiet

I haven’t blogged for ages, been feeling blurrrrh.  But I have been doing stuff so I thought I would just show you some pictures

       

   

    

Sewn Stuff

I'm Done!!!

Here’s what I made:

And here’s what I have left-over:

Today I finished my ninth and final garment for the Pattern Review Wardrobe Contest!!!! I made McCall’s 6654–a super-easy, super-simple pattern for a skirt. 41 more words

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Homemade Wire Brushes

I made these prototype wire brushes!

They’re made from derailleur housing with the plastic casing stripped off, and the handles are a cut-down aluminium tent pole. 33 more words

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I'm bringing back the leisure suit!!

Yes I am!! Today I made Simplicity 2309 and Jalie 2909 out of the stretch denim that I bought at Mood. These two pieces are going to be my two “sewist’s choice” for the Pattern Review Wardrobe contest. 143 more words

Stuff I Made