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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 am so excited by my new thing. It all started when I went hunting for a lovely doll for Percy's first birthday in a few weeks (this little dainty baby is almost one! How did that happen?). And it turns out that pleasing, ethically made and all-natural dolls are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at A life in lists
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I'm really not terribly rock 'n' roll when it comes to beverages. I don't really drink alcohol, I'm not a massive fan of coffee and I treat myself to the odd glass of Coca Cola a handful of times a year (only when it's ice cold, and only from a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at A life in lists
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And the first person who points out that it only had one actual thing on it and I'm still three days late finishing it is getting a smack upside the head. Sock knitting is such a pleasingly magical thing. Turning string not only into fabric, but into fabric that goes... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at A life in lists
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I've been ticking stuff off my To Do lists for what weeks, waiting until I finally got down to 'do some actual sewing' and could finally play with some of the gorgeous new season Liberty prints. Since the prints are Alice in Wonderland themed, it seemed eminently sensible to make... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2015 at A life in lists
Shockingly, I quite like a good list (I know, right? You'd never guess). I don't have a huuuuuge amount of time this year - no childcare, a husband with a full time job, two businesses. It's all very relaxed around here, NOT - but I do have some hand making... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at A life in lists
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OK, so not only am I currently offering 20% in my etsy shop with the discount code RESTOCK20 (guess what, I need to restock, so I need to clear my feet a bit), but I've also reduced the price of random charm packs (36 different 5" liberty print squares) and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at A life in lists
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I'm calling that a success. The week looked something like this: Sunday - homemade fish pie Monday - homemade veggie curry (I altered this recipe lots - added korma paste from the cupboard as well as the spices, and coconut milk instead of stock and almonds) and daal with rice... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2014 at A life in lists
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Not relevent to this post, but how freakishly identical do all three of our children look at six months old? Once again, weaning time has rolled around (Percy is on the far right above, by the way) and, since we do baby led weaning (ie the baby just has finger... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at A life in lists
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This is one of my favourite quilts I've made for a long time. It was a real random assortment of scraps - I went through my stash and cut off a couple of 2.5" squares from every print that appealed, threw in a pink, orange and yellow Liberty print charm... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at A life in lists
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Three children, two businesses and very little childcare means life is busy. Free time of any description is just a dim and distant memory. I have virtually no photos of all three children together. This blurry Sunday morning effort is the only one I could find in six weeks of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at A life in lists
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I never buy the full range of new season Liberty prints. I have never been able to bring myself to buy prints that don't personally appeal to me. I'm fully aware that I'm probably cutting off a whole slew of customers by doing that, but I've realised over time that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at A life in lists
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Having completed about 5% of this quilt, it seems entirely reasonable that one of the instagram hashtags for people sewing the same quilt is #epicmillefioriquilt. The quilt is from the book Millefiori Quilts, by Willyne Hammerstein. It is the Passacaglia Quilt, the last one in the book and the most... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at A life in lists
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I made this doll quilt and pillow for a friend's little girl a few weeks ago. I really really enjoyed making it, far more than I thought I would enjoy a 12"x15" quilt. It's made from an architextures print and a selection of Liberty prints (this charm pack in fact).... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at A life in lists
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I'm excited to be able to offer a 15% discount on my Liberty print charm packs! They've always been one of the most popular items in my etsy store, and I love the idea of my customers being able to get hold of a range of Liberty prints without forking... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at A life in lists
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In my head I blogged this about a month ago, but apparently not. This is the perfect summer baby quilt - nice and light (it's made entirely from Liberty tana lawn, with lightweight cotton/wool mix batting) but still cosy enough to wrap up in on warm summer nights for camping.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2014 at A life in lists
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I actually squeaked a bit (OK, a lot) when I unwrapped this beautiful baby quilt, sent from my wonderful Brit Bee buddies for me Percy this week. As my bee buddies know, I am about the least girlie girl ever, so this bright springy mix of yellow, orange and green,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at A life in 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