Author Archives: Ali

Oooh, new fabric :D

Yesterday a lovely friend took me to a new (to me) fabric shop… Fabrics Galore in Clapham, London. It was well worth a visit!! I don’t have anywhere for nice dress fabrics around me, so with a couple of dress … Continue reading

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Spring.

It’s here! Although it would be easy to think it was summer in today’s delicious warmth and sunshine. Yesterday afternoon Sweet Pea and I painted some stones with acrylic paint. Sweet Pea had fun with colour mixing. I gave him … Continue reading

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Marble painting

Today Sweet Pea and I had some fun with paint and marbles. We lined baking trays with paper, squirted some dollops of paint on to the paper, and let the marbles enjoy themselves! Sweet Pea concentrated on this for AGES, … Continue reading

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I finished spinning…

…and plying, and setting, and drying, and winding And now I have a little ball of yarn that I made all by very own self It won’t go very far so I think it’s destined to be a mug warmer … Continue reading

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In a spin…

I’ve been spinning! I have been playing with the drop spindle I got from Unravel last week, and I don’t have much, but I do have a spindle full of plied yarn! It is somewhat rustic looking, but it is … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Me :D

What a fabulous birthday weekend I’ve had! Yesterday I spent the day at the amazing Unravel festival. This wonderful showcase of yarn, fluff, spinning and all things associated was one of the best craft shows I’ve ever been to. Although … Continue reading

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Sweet Pea’s first day at school!

Sweet Pea started at his Kindergarten today. He was a little unsure, but really enjoyed himself some of the time. Happily I can stay until he is completely settled, and I think it could be a few more sessions before … Continue reading

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My Hydrangea is finally in bloom!

I’ll post some better pics at the weekend, but for now here are a few snaps of my finished Hydrangea quilt. I have had this one on the go since last summer, so it’s great to have it done It … Continue reading

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Ollie’s white 40th!

We might not have had a white Christmas, but Ollie got a white 40th birthday a couple of weekends ago! We spent a few lovely days with friends in a fabulous cottage in the East Sussex countryside. The cottage was … Continue reading

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January is almost over…

…and I am in Finishing Off mode! My Hydrangea quilt, which I started last summer, has been my main focus in the last week or so. I added a border to finish off the top, and started to layer it … Continue reading

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