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Surviving Kitchen Renovation – A Trifle Stifling

It’s going to be some time before I stifle or do anything else remotely trifle-related in my kitchen. Not just because I’m sadly on a strict diet which doesn’t include trifle, but because I have no kitchen. Actually, that’s not … Continue reading

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The Spontaneous Cord Skirt (and birthday)

Limited blogging action today as I’m a birthday girl embarking on the wrong end of my thirties and I need time to be depressed ┬ábe taken out and treated by Him Indoors. I just wanted to share with you a … Continue reading

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Every home should have a mannequin.

I’ve talked before in earlier posts about the wonderful, enigmatic Rosie. But who is she? And why does she deserve a spectacular cinderella dress? Rosie bombed into our lives when I realised that I needed some sort of display effort … Continue reading

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Corduroy, how I love/loathe thee…

Corduroy – currently the bane of my life for repeatedly bending or snapping sewing machine needles at crucial moments. But, for the time of year when we’re plunging rapidly into autumn (and some days, downright wintery climes), you just can’t … Continue reading

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Shoes! (Not sewing-related at all, but just as interesting)

I’m a big shoe fan. My 7-year-old equally adores shoes and has nearly as many as me. Between us, we appreciate a pretty shoe, a bargainous shoe and reluctantly, a necessary shoe. It’s that time of year to shop for … Continue reading

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Fit for a princess?

There’s been a jumble of ideas running through my poor sleep-deprived brain this last week. A flurry of stuff, mainly junk, but finally my brain farted and the Centrepiece Dress was born. This dress will be (as you might imagine) … Continue reading

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Craft Fair Mistakes (or It Shouldn’t Happen To a Crafter)

Last Saturday was my first ever craft fair. For weeks I prepared for popping my crafty cherry by trawling the web, looking for advice. There’s not an awful lot about, so I winged it. Mistake number 1): Deciding to share … Continue reading

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