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June 23, 2016

A bobble stitch cushion



You might say I am obsessing over texture and monochrome lately. In crochet that translates to one stitch or a very simple combination of stitches in only one colour. I do still love colour but too many colours these days can send my head into a spin. I want calm and peace, some days are just like that am I right?
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June 19, 2016

Are they bulbs or lamps?




We have a 'thing' going on in our house. My technically minded Mister, and the 14 year old tell me that electricians call light bulbs 'lamps' however I say they are bulbs as in 'light bulbs' and they say bulbs are what you plant in the garden! Aren't men funny things?
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June 16, 2016

Crochet Book review: Mandalas to Crochet




I am happy today, another book that was on my wishlist and is now on my desk, yay!
Mandalas to crochet by Haafner Linssen is published by Searchpress. I have been sent a copy to review (I know its a hard job but somebody has to do it) 
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June 12, 2016

Our Diy garden chandelier gets a seasonal update




Two years ago, actually it was June 9th 2014 almost to the day, spooky or what? I posted about how 'we' ie. the royal we as in Marc and I constructed a garden lantern, from tins, bits of wire and jars.We even grandly christened it our garden 'chandelier'...
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June 03, 2016

Simplicity 8161: Outlander Costume with a free crochet cowl pattern to download designed by me!


outlander cowl simplicity patterns by lazy daisy jones


Can you believe I almost forgot about this project. Simplicity pattern projects are planned months in advance! So last summer I was very busy...
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June 01, 2016

Five from my wishlist: Ikea Viktigt Collection.



Our nearest Ikea Store is in Southampton. A one hour journey that I do not enjoy. I do however enjoy a visit to Ikea, as does Marc who luckily is an avid meatball fan and loves to shop. My Top three Ikea stores in the Uk are: ( in numerical order)...
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May 25, 2016

Lately: May




A few things lately, that have caught my magpie tendencies during this beautiful month of May. A pictorial post...

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May 21, 2016

Two crochet books reviewed:



When I say new I do of course mean new to me. Both of these books were published in 2015, some of you may already have them by now? Both have been on my wish list for some time and both are inspiring...
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May 16, 2016

Boot fair treasure...




At the beginning of May we visited our favourite Boot Fair. It is a half an hour drive from home, so makes for a very early morning start! I am not a morning person and definitely not an early starter, so my incentive to get up is the treasure we will come home with.

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May 10, 2016

DIY upholstery with Laura Ashley fabric



Last year we were given a beautiful vintage Ercol chair and matching footstool. Since then it has been at the top of my 'to do something about' list. We use the chair on a daily basis, quite simply because
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