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Hands up!

Monday, January 7th, 2013

OK, now be honest with me…. Who joined me in feeling a great big sigh of relief when the last family member went out of the door this morning? Phew. I love the lot of them, but it felt SO good to be in an empty house and have some time to myself again! I […]


Sunday, January 6th, 2013

I was up bright and early this morning. The house felt uncluttered and fresh after yesterday’s marathon undecorating efforts. Don’t you just love how simple and fresh everything feels when the Christmas clutter is cleared? Don’t get me wrong, I love having everything all Christmassy, but somehow when it’s all gone everything feels ready for […]

Christmas Star

Monday, December 10th, 2012

This morning I rattled off my Christmas star table runner….a super-quick project. I actually managed to spray baste for the first time ever – and it worked well. I finished off with some perle cotton big stitch quilting outlining the shape. This is a super simple project – using charm squares of Joy by Kate […]

A teensy weensy panic

Monday, November 26th, 2012

This weekend it finally struck me what the date was and what that meant and quite what I have to do before THE BIG DAY! I guess that’s the trouble when you like to make at least some of the gifts you give to people! I confess that I had the teeny weeniest of panics. […]

Backyard Baby tote

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Yesterday I decided that come hell or high water I was going to sew…..and sew I did. (we won’t talk about the state the house is in and what I should really have been doing instead – enough to say that I won’t be winning the Swiss Housewife of the Year again!) I managed to […]