Sewing

Fabric Haul

I may not be good at getting things sewn up but I am good at buying the materials so here is a look at some of the fabrics I have bought recently. I had my first trip to BST Fabrics which is based in South Shields, UK. I bought some cotton lycra, swim fabric and power net to line the…

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Reviews, Sewing

Review: Swedish Tracing Paper

As I don’t particularly like sitting, taping patterns together, I started getting them printed in a A0 format. My printer guzzles ink so for me it’s not more expensive than printing A4 at home. However, I did not want to cut those patterns up (I don’t like cutting patterns in general) so wanted to find a good material to trace…

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Sewing

Mama Isabel Dress/Duster

Back in 2017, my graduation was coming up in the summer and I needed an outfit. I decided to try and make my own, I had Made for Mermaids‘ Mama Isabel already printed and had enough black viscose jersey on hand so started to make a toile. I went with the tulip hemline to add something different to the dress…

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Update

Howdy!

Hi! It has been a while since my last post. I did a month long training programme in January for my new job and since then I have barely done any crafting. I started a new cross stitch project but that had to be put away for a little bit and hasn’t come out since. I am in a bit…

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Crochet

Koala Ragdoll

A work friend is about to have her first baby and I wanted to make something special for her. Another colleague had already made a blanket, hat and booty set so I decided to go for something else. I have always admired A la Sascha‘s ragdoll patterns but had no one to make them for. I went a bit wild…

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Crochet

Chi-Town Crochet Cowl

I was buying some yarn for a project and was only one ball away from free delivery (why not get an extra ball instead of paying £2 just to have it delivered). I came across Stylecraft’s Cabaret and instantly fell in love with the colourway Macaw!   To be honest, I was a bit wary of the more sandy shade…

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Update

Long Time, No See!

Hello there! It has been a while but with starting a new job at the beginning of the year and moving halfway through it, I’ve found it difficult to balance crafting with gaming and the general day to day stuff that needs to be done. With the move, we gained a box room so we set it up as a…

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Crochet, Update

Kitchen Sponge

I have a small collection of yarn collected from magazines that I bought before I had even started learning to crochet and I want to work my way through that. One magazine had included two balls of Drops Cotton Light which is 50% cotton and 50% polyester. For the violet ball I had, I decided to attempt to make my…

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Cross Stitch, Update

Autumn Mandala – AAN

When Alessandra asked for a model stitch on Autumn Mandala I jumped at the chance as the colours looked lovely. The threads and fabric that arrived certainly didn’t disappoint! I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Automne 310. I jumped straight in with the variegated thread and started with cupule of the acorn with threadworx 1043 (OK, it being…

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Tea and Cake SAL #7

Hello, hello! Here’s the 7th and final post for Lakeside Needlecraft‘s Tea and Cake SAL. What would tea be without a pretty cup to hold it? And in true fashion, each cup is different! I only have two sets of matching cups (there’s only two in each) and they were Christmas presents! I have a mixture, plain cups and cups…

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