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Jo @ a life in lists
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Hand making a home, family and business. With a lot of lists
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I have a bit of a scrap situation going on here at Greene Stitch Co towers, so I've halved the price of scrap bags until some space has appeared between the scraps. There's also a few bits and bobs on clearance. Click here to visit the shop and check it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at A life in lists
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Yup, it's another Bucket hat from Little Things to Sew. That book has paid its way in hats alone (you can see some more versions here, here, here and, ermm, here). I made it from Liberty prints, both still available in the shop (Phoebe, the small scale floral, is here,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2014 at A life in lists
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If this apron was big enough, I would totally be pinching it - surely it's far too stylish for a three year old? Jasper turned three recently, and (in my version of nesting, given it was a week before giving birth) I decided he deserved some homemade gifts, so along... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at A life in lists
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Do you remember the joke about the wide mouthed frog? No? Just me then. Anyway, this is another of my pre-baby finishes that I'm finally getting round to blogging. Anyway, this is no frog, but rather an Open Wide zip pouch from Anna at Noodlehead (who I seem to be... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at A life in lists
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And it has taken me this long to let you know! Turns out that three children keeps you busy. Persephone Charlotte was born on 26th March, weighing in at a tiddly little 7lb 2oz. She is very sweet and now spends much of her day smiling at her brothers (and... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at A life in lists
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There really is not an awful lot you can say about a small knitted hat, is there? I knitted it using leftover yarn from this cardigan (it's Malabrigo sock, for any interested knitty types - the teal in the cardigan was some ancient Lorna's Laces sock yarn), using a very... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2014 at A life in lists
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Progress is slow (in the extreme) but steady(ish) on this travel case. The pattern is the Road Trip Case by Anna and is, like all of her patterns, well written and thorough. The fabric is mostly new season Liberty print (which is also listed in the shop), with a few... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at A life in lists
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For some reason I seem to get really into knitting is when pregnant. Maybe it's my version of nesting (I certainly don't get any of the normal sort, which apparently involves cleaning. Nasty business). I am, incidentally, utterly unadventurous with my sock knitting - I like a self patterning yarn... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at A life in lists
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It was our nanny's birthday this week and I wanted to make her something special from the boys, as she is leaving us in a couple of months (sob! I will have to look after my own children!) so won't have another birthday with us. I suppose I could have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at A life in lists
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Well, nearly. I'm going to sew the buttons on this evening and then at least I will have one proper handmade finish for this baby. I've rather had enough of being pregnant now, and the couple handmade things I'd like to get finished are the only thing stopping me from... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2014 at A life in lists
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This is an exciting thing for me. My etsy shop has reached a level of turnover where economies of scale finally start to make a difference, and I have been able to slightly reduce both the price and the shipping of all of my beloved Liberty prints, for good. So... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2014 at A life in lists
How exciting! The beginnings of my exploding HST Liberty print quilt top was featured on the Liberty Craft blog the other day. Hop on over and admire it (and the craft blog, it's rather nice actually). Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2014 at A life in lists
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Please ignore the train track and marble run. There is no spare floor space in the family room at the moment, and I am too enormously pregnant to be hauling myself round the house to find well lit flat empty areas of space to photograph on. I am pleased pleased... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at A life in lists
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Awaiting a button band a bit of weaving in of ends. And finding some buttons. And no, it isn't a hint as to the baby's gender (I haven't a clue). The bluey yarn is actually quite tealy/turquoise in real life. Yarn choices shown in this post. Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at A life in lists
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Between the fussy cutting and the obsessing about getting the perfect contrast between different parts of each block, there is actually nothing remotely economical about economy blocks, is there? I'm inching my way towards having a full quilt top (baby sized - I'm aiming for 30" x 35"), and am... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at A life in lists
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Finally I have actually started something for the baby. It's only been, what, almost a month since I said I would? And I've got, ohh, five weeks or so till said baby appears, so that's absolutely fine. I'm knitting a(nother) striped version of Jennifer Hoel's garter yoke baby cardigan (I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2014 at A life in lists
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That is just a teeny weeny sample of all the prints I have at 40% off right now. I've decided I finally need to clear my backlog of Liberty of London tana lawn , so I'm having a mega sale of literally every single print apart from new season stock.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at A life in lists
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Obviously the sensible thing to do would be to prioritise my handmaking for the baby (which is apparently coming in under two months now. Can we just pause for a brief OMG how did that come around so quickly?), but best laid plans and all that. I just couldn't resist... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2014 at A life in lists
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Jasper's coming-home-from-hospital cardigan No, not the actual making of the baby. Even I don't need a To Do list for that. I've realised, however, that poor baby number three is in grave danger of having not one handmade thing all of its own (there are plenty of hand-me-downs), so I've... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2014 at A life in lists
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It's rather nice to actually have something to post on WIP Wednesday for once! I've had the same WIPs for so long it seemed rather pointless posting the same things every single week, but now I've got a bit more sewing time carved out I can actually see these WIPs... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2014 at A life in lists
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Photo not even the tiniest bit relevent, but what's a blog post without a picture? Since I've got back into blogging, I'm on the hunt for some more inspiring blogs to follow. So I'm inviting you to come and be a bad influence on my work efficiency and link up... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2014 at A life in lists
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Yes, I jumped on the bandwagon. The #economyblockalong is going great guns on Instagram and is showing every sign of being this year's scrappy trip along (which I was never remotely tempted by. Apparently I haven't shown the same restraint this year). I decided to finally start cutting into some... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2014 at A life in lists
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Gosh, sitting down and working out what you can achieve in three months isn't actually as easy as it sounds! Especially when those three months also need (need, I tell you) to include a bit of baby-related sewing (none of which can count as WIPs yet as it isn't actually... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2014 at A life in lists
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Believe it or not, I don't have a single me-made Christmas-related item (and I still don't, I don't make that either!), but I find myself not caring now that I am the proud owner of this amazing Christmas cushion cover, made for me by my Brit Bee secret santa. The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2014 at A life in lists
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Ooh, two seasons running and I am loving the new season Liberty prints! After a dodgy few years, Liberty seem to be getting themselves back on track with what they do best - intricate and varying scale prints with unusual touches and fabulous colour palettes (let's just not talk about... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2014 at A life in lists