Mixtape Shawl

Mixtape Shawl

This post has been a long time coming, considering I started this shawl in November (though it may have been October) 2018.I was lucky enough to test knit and believe me no-one was more shocked then me when Amy at Poison Grrls accepted my application to test knit.Also if you are interested in test knitting Amy was incredible to work with and provided so much support, including sending me a video support.Anyway in hindsight agreeing to test knit a big…

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Mixtape Shawl

Mixtape Shawl

This post has been a long time coming, considering I started this shawl in November (though it may have been October) 2018.I was lucky enough to test knit and believe me no-one was more shocked then me when Amy at Poison Grrls accepted my application to test knit.Also if you are interested in test knitting Amy was incredible to work with and provided so much support, including sending me a video support.Anyway in hindsight agreeing to test knit a big…

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Desert Island Dress

Desert Island Dress

My desert island dress, aka the shift dress with pockets in linen I’m now living and plotting many more of. My Nina Lee Caranby Dress, this is dress has been in planning for an embarrassingly long time, 18 months in fact. I’d first seen this dress on Nina Lee at the New Craft HouseSummer Partywhich was were Nina launched her printed patterns. Admittedly I hadn’t heard of Nina of her patterns before this event but after seeing her in her…

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#sewfrosting

#sewfrosting

Aka the skirt I never knew I needed. I’d read about the #sewfrosting challenge because fan girl from way back. I’d not planned on participating because I just dont think I’m a good enough of a sexist basically. Especially after sewing some of the masterpieces that other have created. I’ve a huge case if imposter syndrome and I still do but figured something obscure and most definitely frosting still counted. Anyway enough of my psych analysts crap and on with…

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Wonderland

Wonderland

I’ve always loved Alice in Wonderland, from the moment I first saw the Disney film. The animated one, on videotape; it was the 1990s and it was a friends family copy. I read the full book when I was early high school and it became a comfort read I kept returning to, I own a lot of books in this category but that is a story for another day. Anyway I found out through (Facebook, Instagram, news) many places that…

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Taking Stock – Early Spring

Taking Stock – Early Spring

I love doing these posts and it’s been a while so here is one for the start of spring Making: oh so many things; but trying to be monogamous also working on my crochet blanket and a lace knitted scarf. It’s my first attempt at lace and last night I realised I’d made a mistake so tonight I’m going to have to rip it back. Cooking: red lentil and coconut soup from The National Trust Cookbook. Delicious soup and excellent…

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Feeling Fancy(ish)

Feeling Fancy(ish)

I’m slowly becoming more ambitious with my knitting, after working away for a year on a very narrow range of projects. This have included numerous beanies and scarfs which most of which were Christmas gifts and one cotton blanket. I really wanted to push myself but not too much and also make something for me. Not exactly blue sky thinking but I did ramp things up slightly by using a mohair yarn for the first time and also in my…

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Yarra Valley Weekend

Yarra Valley Weekend

I’ve had a wonderful weekend being a #touristathome The idea is to explore areas local to you that you haven’t visited. As my godmother is currently visiting from London we’ve (mum, my sister N and myself) decided to visit Healsville & Healsville Sanctuary and the Yarra Valley. First stop was the Four Pillars Gin Distillery, now my mum loves their “Bloody Shiraz Gin” as do I so since we where in the area decided to visit and take part in…

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Changes

Changes

So it’s been quiet here of late. This has been due to a few things, mainly the fact that my contract for my job wasn’t renewed. This has meant that a lot has changed in my life. Namely that I’ve had to move back to Melbourne (a good thing) and I’m currently unemployed (not a great thing). This has been a lot to deal with I the last 5 weeks and thus the radio (can it be radio online?) silence….

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Tangled in yarn

Tangled in yarn

Sometimes I feel like I’m getting nowhere with my crafting. Mostly because I’ve realised I’m always wanting to start the new project. Result. So. Many. Languishing. WIPs. To give you an idea I’ve currently got 3 knitting project on the go (2 sweaters and 1 tshirt which as it’s now winter here isn’t going to be worked on till spring). On the crochet side of things I’ve got 2 blankets and 2 animals on the hook. It’s getting out of…

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