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Stash Avalanche
Female, living in Ireland with Mr G, Stashlet and the Grey Cat.
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Love the fabric - you don't remember what it is, do you?
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2014 on Take 2 Tee at Tree Fall
Eeek! Just booked my ticket to the MumsNet WorkFest 2014 in London. Anyone else going and want to meet up? Might be nice to have some friendly faces in a crowd. They're doing an Early Bird ticket until Sunday 27th April, and the event itself is on Saturday 7th June.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Stash Avalanche
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I think the combination of small boy + spring has infected me. I am so looking forward to Easter, it's ridiculous. Mr G will be having a rare long weekend so I hope the weather will be kind to us and we can Go Places and Do Things. In the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Stash Avalanche
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...and now we have rain again! Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at Stash Avalanche
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Do you ever find yourself furtively (or even brazenly) taking photos of yarn in wool shops? Here are two new-to-me yarns that I found in my local LYSs this week. Tivoli's Linen Cotton which is an aran weight yarn and feels like it will have a wonderful drape when knitted... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2014 at Stash Avalanche
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This jumper is turning into a Saga. Officially. I finished the sleeves, I sewed the shoulder seams, I thought "these armholes and neck look a bit big", and that was the end of the Snug pattern. I have to say that this photo makes it look a lot less awful... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at Stash Avalanche
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but spring sunshine and new shoes... even better! Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at Stash Avalanche
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At the end of January I took some photos of a shrug that I knitted and then decided to reknit into a jumper. Now it's nearly the end of February March for goodness sake, the jumper has progressed well beyond the photos and I still haven't managed to put fingers... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at Stash Avalanche
I love invisible zips, they make everything look hmm... smarter, more professional, I think. The way I tell the difference between visible and invisible zips is this: the 'ridge' of teeth on an invisible zip is on the other side of the zip to the zip pull (too many 'zips' in that sentence, but d'you see what I mean?). So when you close an invisible zip, all you will see is the two pieces of zip tape butted up to one another with the pull at the top - no sign of teeth from the front at all.
Toggle Commented Mar 1, 2014 on Invisible Closures at Tree Fall
In an attempt to cut down on the number of blogs I read (because frankly, there are not enough hours in the day to go through half of what comes into my feedreader but I just need to collect things) I started to save, well, more like not delete, all... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at Stash Avalanche
Ooh, really like that case. And a new blog to read too!
Toggle Commented Jan 28, 2014 on Been shopping at A life in lists
Glad you like them. Happy new year to you too, Doug!
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2014 on The Weihnachtsmarkt at Stash Avalanche
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We went on the last day and it was heaving. Elbow room only. But the stalls were beautiful and I could spend a fortune there - if only I had the baggage allowance to bring it all home! Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2014 at Stash Avalanche
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Good grief! It's the 4th of January and I saw my first advert for Cadbury's Creme Eggs last night. Sometimes it would be nice if the marketing people would just leave us alone to remember the nice bits about the holidays for a little while. Despite that, Happy New Year... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2014 at Stash Avalanche
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And yesterday morning I made a cake, because a) you can't have friends round and not bake a cake (even if you have made a metric tonne of biscuits), b) I had a craving for hazelnut cake and c) I had ground hazelnuts that needed using up. You can jazz... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2013 at Stash Avalanche
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Traditionally in Mr G's part of Germany (and probably elsewhere too, but he's not here to ask) people bake a selection of little biscuits around Christmas time for family and visitors. We had some friends around yesterday afternoon so I thought it wold be nice to try again at Christmas... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2013 at Stash Avalanche
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Thanks everyone for commenting on my giveaways, it was lovely to hear from you all, and apologies to those of you who thought your comment hadn't got through and ended up commenting again* - I forgot I had comment moderation on (embarrased face). Anyway, let me tell you what you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2013 at Stash Avalanche
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We moved in the summer and when I was packing, I found lots of interesting and useful things that I had fortoggen I had, including this little Christmas decoration kit. It came with some fabric I bought a while back and I have never had a chance to do anything... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2013 at Stash Avalanche
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Would you believe I started making these for a giveaway three years ago!? But what with the not-so-wee-anymore Stashlet and life in general, it has taken me until now to finish them. Would you like them? This week is Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day week, and these little stars are... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2013 at Stash Avalanche
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Hi Kate, you'll be pleased to hear that we didn't get any rain, and St Nick brought chocolate and a velociraptor (but not a real one!).
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2013 on A little precursor to Christmas at Stash Avalanche
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Yesterday was the start of Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day week. I'm late to the party this time and the light is crap for photos at the moment so tune in tomorrow for a late Giveaway Day... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2013 at Stash Avalanche
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When you're a parent, Christmas takes on a different meaning. Now, while Stashlet is still young, it's a time to introduce new family traditions, some things that Mr G and I experienced as children, and maybe some new ones too. Heather has written about a lovely Christmas book tradition that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2013 at Stash Avalanche
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I made an advent calender. Posting this late because Stashlet spent the weekend feeling rather poorly but here it is. Pockets will be filled with haribo, chocolate coins, toy cars and anything else I can think of. The whole thing measures about 82 x 52cm, and I used fabrics from... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2013 at Stash Avalanche
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The sky is pretty grey now but look what it did at 7.30 this morning... Lovely. Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2013 at Stash Avalanche
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Tonight's sunset has set the sky alight. Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2013 at Stash Avalanche