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Christmas Countdown: The Fairytale of New York version November 30, 2012

If you don’t think this is an awesome song that references Christmas then I can’t help you. I know it’s featured in previous Spiralling Shape Christmas Countdowns but it’s my blog and I’ll post what I like. Enjoy.

A new room November 26, 2012

The build is nearly complete. There is just the air conditioner to install later this week and then the room is ready to have things moved into it. I am very excited. It is light and airy. I can’t wait to start using my silky oak wardrobe again after a number of years of neglect. […]

yoke November 25, 2012

I’ve been eyeing this pattern on the various online fabric sites I’ve recently discovered. It was a little bit pricey in one store but on all the others it was sold out so I finally relented and bought it. It was more complicated than it looked because the instructions expect you to also sew a […]

four tiers November 17, 2012

I wasn’t planning on sewing this skirt this afternoon. I was just going to cut out the pieces and then cut out some other bits and pieces and sew tomorrow. This is the pattern. It doesn’t have any pattern pieces. You have to do some measuring and some maths and then cut the material yourself. […]

a kaftan top November 16, 2012

 I bought this pattern  a couple of weeks ago and have been trying to find time to try it out. I have had success with the same brand in an A line skirt so hoped this one would work just as well. The part that took the longest was tracing off the pattern pieces. I […]

my strange addiction November 10, 2012

I have a new and disturbing addiction. It’s called How I Met Your Mother. I feel dreadful about it. I’m not sure how it began. Probably I was flicking through the channels one evening after work. Tired of watching Friends repeats for the millionth time, perhaps I was looking for something new and different. Of […]

"the build" November 8, 2012

It’s not quite Grand Designs. The budget and scale of the project are minute. I’m not turning an abandoned chicken shed into a three storey, eco-friendly family home made of straw bales. I’m just turning my unused garage which usually stands empty except for a few cleaning bits and pieces, an old silky oak wardrobe […]

green saucepans and more adventures in sewing November 4, 2012

My mum bought me this excellent green saucepan in return for me looking after their garden while they went on holidays. I used it today for the first time. What gourmet delicacy did I cook up in it Nigella-style I hear you ask? Mushrooms. Not just any mushrooms. Mushrooms for the very important meal of […]

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