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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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May 08, 2016

The back story; Hetty and Dave



I have a confession to make: all of my ' Back Story ' artists so far are people I have met. Zoe Larkins the uber talented, artisan behind Hetty and Dave is an exception to this, she is someone I am dying to meet one day. I have long been an admirer from afar.
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May 05, 2016

Dreaming of Rio from the comfort of your sofa.


Can you believe the Olympic games are just around the corner? As I write this post, there are only 99 days to go, until those 17 special summer days from Friday August 5th until Sunday August 21st.
It is that time of year
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May 03, 2016

Amigurumi Succulent: Cactus Carl is finally finished.



I have been hinting at actually finishing something for sometime now, so you know what is coming next don't you? Yep this is a FINALLY FINISHED post, it feels so good I had to shout it out in capitals!

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May 02, 2016

Lately: a look back at April.



April, 30 days in the fourth month of the year! Oh how whizzed by in a flash of rainy weather,
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April 29, 2016

Fridas Flowers: April progress




Having failed miserably at last years Janie Crowfoot's Lilly pond CAL. I am soldiering along with this years Fridas Flowers! As you probably know a crochet along, is when only a part of the pattern is released at a time (in this case every two weeks)
This is brilliant for two reasons:
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April 24, 2016

How I banished insomnia with a Leesa mattress.




A good night’s sleep, what does it mean to you? Four or maybe six hours now and then? Nine hours perhaps and straight through to dawn. Are you a night owl or a morning lark?
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