worth getting out of bed for

worth getting out of bed for

This morning I broke with my customary weekend habit of switching off the dreaded alarm (I’m not exaggerating about the dread – it often haunts…

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2010: a stitch odyssey

2010: a stitch odyssey

I thought it would be nice to have a little retrospective of the year 2010, to summarise, in pictures, everything I made last year. N.B….

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four moocows make a herd!

four moocows make a herd!

Just like three fruit trees make an orchard, or so I heard. Anyway, back to the moocows. These were a sly project that I created…

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the summer of creativity

the summer of creativity

This is something I meant to post about months ago, i.e. when it was actually still the summer, and therefore relevant. But fortunately for me…

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8 bit christmas

8 bit christmas

As I hinted in my last post, I have recently started planning this year’s home-made Christmas presents. I still have a backlog of long-promised gifts…

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abracadabra! it turned into a pumpkin!

abracadabra! it turned into a pumpkin!

At long last, I mastered the arts of a fairy godmother and magicked my tea towel into a pumpkin. Of course it wasn’t ready on…

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autumn vegetables

autumn vegetables

On the strength of my completed platypus, I have dived straight into something new: embroidered vegetables. These have always had a strange kind of allure…

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sampling local samplers

sampling local samplers

Yesterday I took myself on a little outing to the Fitzwilliam Museum after my translation class. I asked the man on the desk to direct…

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new toys!

new toys!

Over the holiday I made a new discovery – sashiko embroidery. It wasn’t entirely new, as I recognised the style, but it wasn’t something I…

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