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Travelling sock bag

I mentioned in my 2015 roundup post that I’d been experimenting with sock-making using the ancient technique called naalbinding. I’ve done three test socks and am nearly finished with my first pair of real socks, which is very exciting. Before … Continue reading

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Top 5s of 2015

‘Tis the season! Tis the season for the annual sewing roundup hosted by Gillian at Crafting a Rainbow. Reflections I haven’t sewn as much this year as last year, and I’ve blogged much less. Some of this is for good … Continue reading

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“The present content of the window appeared to be worryingly metaphorical …”

“At the top, worked into the rose window itself, was the familiar banded face of Haldora […] Then, taking up most of the height of the window, was a toweringly impressive cathedral, a teetering assemblage of pennanted spires and buttresses, … Continue reading

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“It accelerated smoothly, leaving physics squirming in its wake …”

I have written my fair share of fan fiction (lo these many years ago) but never fanart – never had the knack. Turned out all I needed was a change of medium. As well as a reasonably functional cushion (see! … Continue reading

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Patchwork bag (+ pattern and tutorial)

My mum has a little squooshy bag she brought back from, I think, China (Edit: My sister tells me it was Korea), made of a patchwork of tiny silk squares. It’s quite delicate, and some of the seams are coming apart. … Continue reading

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My oldest UFO, in numbers

  I have a stash. I am seriously crunched for storage space. What I need to do is use some of it, but an interim palliative is reorganisation. In particular, I recently got fixated on one shelf that had remained quietly undisturbed … Continue reading

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Spots and stripes

I got some lovely spotted fat quarters from my mum for Christmas. They were all different colourways of the same basic polka-dot pattern, so I wanted to use them together. Other than that I had no plan, unless you count … Continue reading

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A quilt for all seasons

This project is somewhat out of the ordinary for me, but then it’s not often that a dear friend passes her PhD viva with flying colours. So this is a combination Solstice/birthday/PhD completion present for Rhiannon, my erstwhile housemate and very good … Continue reading

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Draga með víkingum

So when I saw this FQ of Michael Miller quilting fabric with Vikings and sea monsters on at the Knitting and Stitching Show, I had to have it. (I got it from Fiddlesticks Fabrics – they don’t have an online … Continue reading

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