Category Archives: handmade

BACK TO SCHOOL – and a moan

Not literally this time, unfortunately. I have just spent a frustrating week trying to perfect that dreaded thing that plagues us all – fit. In my case it is a bit like searching for the Unicorn [this post is heavy … Continue reading

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CATCH UP -VOGUE 7469

I still haven’t managed to get a picture of the cape I mentioned in my last post, but I have managed to take some of the Vogue 7469 dress I mentioned. So I will let the pictures speak for themselves, … Continue reading

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NOT KEEPING UP APPEARANCES

In keeping a record of my recent makes here on this blog I mean, not in the Mrs.Bucket sense! So much so that I have to read my own blog to find out what I have done. Not good. Trouble … Continue reading

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“LINGERIE”

  How I love that word – it is so emotive, for me anyway. It conjures up a luxurious leisurely-ness, a lingery-ness [and yes, I do know it is not pronounced lingery]. Now I would be first to own that … Continue reading

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ANAL? or NEAT?

As all of us that make our own clothes will own, eventually we run out of hangers and hanging space. The latter we can sometimes fudge by folding and packing away the ‘older makes’ or those we don’t wear too … Continue reading

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A FIRST, BUT I THINK I’M IN

I have to say that I have never joined in any sew-along, knit-along or any other thing-along, but I have come to this via a very roundabout route. To cut a long story etc., losing a bit of weight recently┬ádid … Continue reading

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THANKS JANE

I am offering grateful thanks to Jane [www.handmadejane.co.uk] who did a post on ideal gifts, and she linked to this; Which led me via a convoluted route to the ever helpful Kate at http://www.simpleway.co.uk [do check them out!]. They do … Continue reading

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