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About crafting, with chocolate

I'm a thirty-something Australian with a mild craft obsession. I knit, I sew, I bake bickies with my kids, and four days a week I pretend to be a serious engineering professional. Its a full, frantic life, but I love it.

show business

Oops.  It’s been a while between posts.  Again. I have been knitting.  A lot.  Mostly for my guys school fair, but I’ll save that for another post.  This post is about the Easter Show.  I entered two things this year, and I … Continue reading

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ah hello, anyone home?

Hello. It’s been a while, hasn’t it. Think of it as taking the summer off. There has been plenty of crafting (along with trips to the beach, barbecues and backyard cricket and lots of ice cream) but its all secret … Continue reading

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2012: its a wrap

At the beginning of 2012 I had a couple of little goals.  This blog was one of them.  Another was to start running.  We probably shouldn’t talk about that one, it didn’t go so well.  And the blogging eased off … Continue reading

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heart

A few months ago I finished my paper dolls sweater but never got around to blogging about it.  Here it is, finally.  And I heart it.  I heart it alot.  So, the specs…  The pattern is Paper Dolls by Kate … Continue reading

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sewvember: week 3… and week 4 too

Is Sewvember over already?! Time flies when you’re having fun. And I did have fun with this. Maybe too much fun, getting carried away with skirts and tops and Christmas stuff and not taking time to blog about it.  I … Continue reading

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sewvember: week 2

Week two of Sewvember and I’m still sewing most days.  It must be some kind of record.  I even got the kids involved! The week started with a crafting session with Sam and Archie.  They’ve had their kindy transition on … Continue reading

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sewvember: week 1

Week one of week Sewvember proved to be quite productive; as well as the red top I made a skirt and a birthday bag for a special knitter. Some gorgeous stashed fabric was finally used. I learned some new techniques. And … Continue reading

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