Category Archives: #52weeksforcraftyfreaks

Crafty Freaks #6

  I really dislike camera straps, I find them scratchy and uncomfortable, usually too wide, and they make me feel like the camera is pulling me down to the ground neck first. I hadn’t had this current camera long before … Continue reading

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Crafty Freaks 5

I have good reason to be running behind on my Crafty Freaks – really I do. Today is Mia’s birthday, she turns 8, and later on today we have VIP guests and a dinner party to celebrate her special day. Lots to … Continue reading

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on the list..

You see that scrappy list up there, and that lovely pile of scrumptious fabrics? Well, that’s this weeks Crafty Freaks ta-dah! I think way-laid is probably the best description for my current condition. Big plans, great idea, loving the design, done… nothing. I … Continue reading

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Crafty Freaks #4

On time – phew! For this weeks Crafty Freaks I have made Mia 7 new Hair Clips. Mia is not much for having her hair tied up or decorated, but recently she has taken to wearing her hair pulled up … Continue reading

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Crafty Freaks #3

I know, I know – I’m late (terrible!) I have a multitude of excuses, I really do. I was sort of working on three projects at once, and the one I really wanted to move on with I couldn’t find … Continue reading

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Crafty Freaks #2

Well I have found this weeks Crafty Freaks challenge an absolute joy – I have rediscovered my joy of sewing, my mind is buzzing with all the things I could make myself, and I have a new dress! Couldn’t ask for more … Continue reading

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365 Grateful (June 2014)

library adventures – time for a new book! Love these moments x ‘Mias popcorn. do not eat. has germs’ about sums up the sickness passing through the house. humour, however, unaffected it seems complete happiness – carrot cake, coffee, and … Continue reading

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Crafty Freaks #1

Right – so here is my first submission for Crafty Freaks, I’m a little bit excited! Here is my story – every time I go to Typo I opt to buy one of their calico bags, and every time I get … Continue reading

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Fashion – 1960s – for children

Today I was flicking through my pattern collection trying to find a pattern for a friend, and got completely sidetracked by my rather vast Vintage selection. There is something so very poignant about sewing patterns. They are, in a way, … Continue reading

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right now

Right now – we are having a slow day. It is gray and hazy outside, true winter weather, and we have been lazing around eating eggs on toast, drinking tea, watching Sunday morning tv and reading blogs. It is late … Continue reading

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