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Amy
Brighton UK
Mum of Ruby and George and crafter of many things
Interests: Crochet, Knitting, Sewing, Blogging, Reading
Recent Activity
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I have definitely been reading more this year. It started with the Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, (what a joy) and at the moment I am wading through a weighty 973 pager (the second in the Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon) which is dragging a fair bit as I've also got... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at nomoredisco
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On Wednesday I caught a train up to London to see the minimalists talk. I am pretty sure I came across their blog a couple of months ago having read 'Notes from a Blue Bike' by Tsh Oxenreider. This book is a little hard to define, a slow companionable read... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at nomoredisco
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Over the holidays I got the opportunity to make another blanket for another dear friend's baby. It was made with Drops Paris and uses one of my favourite colour combinations ever, light grey, slate grey, yellow and pink. I do love making baby blankets - they're relatively quick to make... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2014 at nomoredisco
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It's very quiet in the house today. Following my last post, the first 2 weeks of George being at school he was either in in the morning or the afternoon so the time at home alone was alot shorter. It didn't feel any different to when he had been going... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at nomoredisco
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Well the summer came and went didn't it? It just kind of zoomed past with trips up to Norfolk and lots of camping. We did a big old stint (for us) in Cornwall - the weather wasn't so great but I couldn't fault the space and the stars and the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2014 at nomoredisco
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** I actually posted this on Monday and then in a fit of self consciousness and too many questions about the lines of oversharing and grief I shelved it again. But I'm bringing it back after a bit of editing. I changed a photo at the end to one of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at nomoredisco
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Three friends are due over the next few months and so I have taken it upon myself to create three new baby blankets! Any excuse.... I've got the drops paris on order this weekend so should be able to make a real start on this one above next week. I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at nomoredisco
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We got hitched at the weekend. It was a frenzied ten or so weeks from making the booking at the registry office to the much referenced 'big day'. For those few brief weeks it's been like a rollercoaster of both anxiety and excitement. I wrote a HUGE post on marriage... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at nomoredisco
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This is the new one, a picture as promised. Writing this post is not working out as hoped! So far I've had one draft entirely deleted and the computer switch itself off mid write. I've been up since FOUR. FOUR! I can't get back to sleep. I think somewhere between... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at nomoredisco
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Hey all - how's the weekend going? I've had lots of plans to see old friends during the half term but so far am not doing so well on that count with two sets of plans falling through. You know that sort of flat feeling you get when plans just... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2014 at nomoredisco
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Sadly I'm not experiencing some sort of creative production line although I keep finding things to post on. This picture is pulled from March. I've been saving them up! I haven't crocheted since Sunday actually, I've been too tired. Oh the malaise doesn't stop with babies, it can be resurrected... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2014 at nomoredisco
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I loved making the celeste blanket so much the other week that it wasn't long before I started another one.... I really love the way the blanket grows. Want it? You can buy it here. Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2014 at nomoredisco
Posted May 5, 2014 at nomoredisco
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I posted this picture on instagram a couple of weeks ago. It's pretty disgusting really, all this unused wool, cotton and acrylic just sitting around my bedroom. I laid it all out to get a handle on what I was dealing with and hopefully to refocus my attention on making... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2014 at nomoredisco
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Blog post on my hexagon blanket Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2014 at nomoredisco
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I've got a new favourite crochet publication: Inside Crochet I started hooking it up about a month ago from some stylecraft dk. The colours for this acrylic are great and it's super cheap and cheerful. It started making up quickly, really once you've done the work in the middle it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2014 at nomoredisco
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Around the time the wheels fell off my blogging bus in 2014, and I sort of stopped posting properly was as I was finishing this blanket. All I was doing was hooking up square after square in my spare time, obsessively trying to get it finished in the bleak January... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at nomoredisco
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It's been a good few weeks for me. A lovely long weekend in France seeing a friend and her family after a couple of years of just skyping. Wow! I had forgotten quite the quality of energy a 17 month old requires. Then it was the end of term and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2014 at nomoredisco
Hi Ana - I just drafted a post for my blogs agreeing that blogging changed - time is not allowing people to blog in the same way anymore - the normal peeps I mean - not the professional bloggers.... Thanks for your last comment btw - I must make an effort to turn those mandalas into cushion covers!!!!
Toggle Commented Feb 27, 2014 on No pictures at Stash Avalanche
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I've made a few mandala's from Marinke's pattern above that I found in Issue 5 of Simply crochet. They are so effective and make good little gifts I think, although having a couple around the house at the moment I'm not entirely sure whether to leave them on tables and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2014 at nomoredisco
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Gwyn is back. After the second 6 night stretch in the last two weeks we have him back for the weekend - YES! I sense descent in the ranks already - a later night than usual anyway because of a playdate and the children have had to go to bed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2014 at nomoredisco
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Happy New Year! I have to admit when the clock struck midnight and the first moments of 2014's New Year threw themselves into the consciousness of revellers, I was asleep. Fast asleep. Maybe I was fighting off a bug because I didn't feel especially bright for it the following morning... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2014 at nomoredisco
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I can't believe it. I finished this little lady on the 13th November. I packed her up and shipped her off to a little girl called Sienna in Monaco. It's George's birthday on Saturday - this becomes relelvant in a minute - and the other day I received a jiffy... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2013 at nomoredisco
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I got to make this gorgeous retro inspired baby blanket recently and found out it was received this week so is out there keeping a little one warm during this cold weather! I do love to know when my blankets are being useful as much as I just like to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2013 at nomoredisco
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How you can raise funds using crochet for the poppy appeal. But remember to get a paper poppy too! Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2013 at nomoredisco