29 July 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Company, suit, welcome return

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1. I am alone in the meadow. Except for the dog sniffing the grass. And the cat slowly baking in the sunshine. And the crickets chirping their alarm at our presence. And the dragonflies – the largest I’ve ever seen here – racing about over head. And the butterflies dancing over the thistles. And the […]

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29 March 2010 ~ 0 Comments

3BT – surrounded, distracted, rewarded

1. I wake up just before dawn to the sound of some low half-barks – Lily getting excited in her sleep. She’s still in her bed so I go to her to soothe her. Next time I wake up, perhaps an hour or so later, she’s lying in between us, on her back with her […]

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01 December 2009 ~ 0 Comments

3BT – light outside, mushrooms, future warmth

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I’ve been meaning to start my own Three Beautiful Things posts since I found Clare’s blog over a year ago but I’ve never got around to it aside from using Twitter for the occasional beautiful things style tweet. I figured I shouldn’t start any more projects unless I could commit the time to maintaining them […]

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02 January 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Making stuff: another crochet net shopping bag

I’ve made a few of these crocheted shopping bags now and am refining them further and further every time. They’re roughly based on Melinama’s pattern though (a note – she uses US stitches so SC = our DC; and her DC = our TC). My favourite thing is they’re super quick and easy to make […]

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02 January 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Making stuff: a knitting needle bag made from old jeans

As my love of knitting and crochet has grown so has my collection of needles, hooks and other related accessories. I decided I needed a needle bag to keep them all neat but despite digging the sewing machine out, didn’t fancy doing too much sewing. My first thought was to modify an old pillow case […]

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12 December 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Things we made in Staithes

John and I have just returned from another fabulous holiday at Northside Cottage in Staithes. We first went in January 2006 and loved it to bits but what with starting our own companies and everything, we’ve not really had time to go again. We finally decided a break was in order last month and though […]

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