Favourite Crafty Podcasts

Like just about every other sewist, I’m partial to a podcast while sewing or knitting. Zoe wrote a great post recently about her favourite podcasts, where I found a few more to subscribe to. Zoe’s list didn’t include any crafty podcasts, and I’m particularly partial to a crafty podcast for

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TOFT Alpaca Open Day

Yesterday I visited the open day at TOFT Alpaca. If you live locally (Rugby) I’d recommend a visit, and no need to wait for an open day (which was really busy – they ran out of cake!). I treated myself to one ball of DK yarn. I went for a

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2014: A Wrap-Up

Happy New Year everyone! National Day fireworks in Hong Kong Makes I started this blog over Christmas, back in 2011. That was mine and Phil’s first Christmas in our house, so 2014 marks our fourth Christmas living together. I often start new hobbies and projects over the Christmas break; last year

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Chunky Knitted Rug

Yippee, after a busy few weeks (including two work trips to Istanbul in two weeks) I’m on holiday from work so I’m finding the time to complete some projects. Back at Christmas when I taught myself to knit I bought all the supplies to knit a chunky rug featured in Makery

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Oink Oink!

I had to share this knitting pattern which I found recently in a charity shop while on holiday in Ambleside. Oinkerrific! I actually think the little pig is quite cute just not on this jumper… Any ideas what he could be used on – maybe a children’s blanket?

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Knitted Lavender Bags

After I finished my Owls jumper I wanted a quick project to keep me busy while travelling. I got the idea for these knitted lavender bags from the lovely The Knitted Home by Ruth Cross. The book includes some great cushion designs I’m planning to try. The book includes a pattern

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