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On Fast Fashion

On Fast Fashion

Long post warning, go make a cup of tea before continuing, Given recent international events regarding climate change I’ve been feeling very low about the state of the world.  Last year I borrowed 2 books from the library that seemed interesting, (ok so the covers caught my eye but I did read them). There were Lucy Siegle’s “To Die for: is fashion wearing out the world” and Elizabeth L Cline “ Overdressed: the shocking high cost of cheap fashion”. Both…

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My First DIY Project

My First DIY Project

As mentioned in my resolutions I want to stop being afraid of DIY jobs as my mind always runs to the worst case scenario (like I screw up the paint, somehow impale or electrocute myself). A while back I split black tea on a side table and it wouldn’t come off which has annoyed me for a while so I covered the side table in random bits and pieces to hide the mess, which annoyed me further as I hate…

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Christmas Baking Part 2

Christmas Baking Part 2

Well I finished off my Christmas baking and as it just past 9am Christmas Eve here in Australia I may have left it a bit late. I made Reindeer Biscuits from the wonderful Tanya Bakes Cookbook, which is one of the best baking book i own. everything is really doable and simple. These look so cute and where really fun to make once I manage to cut out a head shape I like. Next year I will make a stencil…

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Christmas Baking

Christmas Baking

Baking and December seem to go hand in hand and while this makes sense to those in the Northern Hemisphere it’s a more technical for those of us in the Southern Hemisphere. I live in southern Australia where Christmas takes place in the middle of summer, and since I live in a small unit baking in summer requires much forward planning than usually necessary. Sure there are the usual steps of going through cookbooks and the internet deciding what to…

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A December Confession

A December Confession

I’m going to make a confession here that separates me from many people this time of year. I’m not a fan of Christmas.   Woah. It’s finally out there in print for the world to see. If I could have my way I would sleep from 30 November (though Christmas stuff arrives everywhere earlier every year it seems) till 3 January. My family all love Christmas I’ve been known as the Grinch in my family since I was a kid….

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First blog post

First blog post

It’s seems only fitting that my first blog post is Pip Lincolne’s “Taking Stock”. Writing a blog is something I’ve always wanted to do but it’s taken Pip’s eCourse to get me going is this online world. Making : A wool  and the Gang  crochet vase pattern for a friends housewarming party next week. One of my many current work in progress’ Cooking : Planning on cooking Garlic and Mint risotto for dinner from ‘A Girl Called Jack’ possibly one of…

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