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I turned the mini quilt top, which I was making to practice my piecing, into a sewing machine cover. I had been off to a flying start and had managed to get quite a few of the corners to machine up perfectly when they were only 4x4 squares. Unfortunately when... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at SnapShots & WhatNots
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Lately while browsing around online I keep getting drawn to the same things –like that lovely green yarn that looks very soft and squishy…what about that bright orange nail polish, how’s that for loud? It’s also about time I update my carry-on baggage and got a pretty passport holder. I’ll... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at SnapShots & WhatNots
I watched a you tube video on how to do the mattress seam (which I what I used above) and even though it takes a while it looks so perfect when its done and it's actually a lot easier than it looks
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on WIP: Old Town Cardigan at SnapShots & WhatNots
It's so hard to not rush ahead though isn't it!
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Practicing with scraps at SnapShots & WhatNots
Ha ha I know right - that would be crazy...wonderful but crazy!
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on WIP: Old Town Cardigan at SnapShots & WhatNots
I would love to see just how many WIPs you have....I'm always amazed that you can work on more than one project at a time. I'm attempting two at the moment and resisting the urge to start a new blanket project!
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on sock yarn madness.... at woolythyme
You should definitely try, this will be my fourth cardigan/sweater and now I just can't stop! You could try doing what did which was to make a sweater with some affordable yarn first - it's less scary when committing to a big project that way - I used 2 and a bit skeins of Berroca Ultra Alpaca on my first sweater which ended up costing less than $30 for the yarn which isn't that bad at all.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on WIP: Old Town Cardigan at SnapShots & WhatNots
Thats a great idea. I'm thinking of signing up for a quilting class soon the only problem is that they're always on during the day when im in work but maybe i'll find a weekend one.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Practicing with scraps at SnapShots & WhatNots
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Another week another cardigan…. ....just kidding this one still has quite a bit of work still to go. I started it right after I finished the paulie cardigan but this one has been a little slower going because I find that the yarn (Knitpicks Shine Sport in Platinum) is a... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at SnapShots & WhatNots
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I really do like that when I make a mistake in knitting I can just rip is out and start again...nothing is lost or wasted except time. No so with sewing unfortunately :(
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Practicing with scraps at SnapShots & WhatNots
That's really weird about the ipad thing...mhhh....I'll look into it. thanks for the heads up :)
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Practicing with scraps at SnapShots & WhatNots
Thanks Rebehak - that's very sweet!
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After making two quilts last year my fabric scraps box was looking a little full. I was obviously very influenced by all the scrap quilts I’ve seen on blogs and pinterest so I ended up keeping everything…..even some bits that are so tiny I have to ask myself what on... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at SnapShots & WhatNots
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thanks Angela :)
I know what's better than stash and a free pattern!
You know at the same time as making this I was doing a worsted weight beanie on size 8 needles and switching between the two projects felt so weird....but other than that I kinda just forgot they were small needles
Well I started it about 2 weeks before the Christmas break but only got as far as the yoke so the bulk of it was knit in those two weeks...the starting and the finishing was a bit more drawn out!
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Yea I’ve never heard of zucchini and apricot bread either but you know what this is was really tasty! I’ll be totally honest with you it’s meant to be zucchini and walnut bread with prunes but I had neither prunes nor walnuts in the house. I did however have the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
ha ha you're too kind :)
Wahoo the knitting trifecta! :)
I'll bet parts of it have blown your mind about what's really in the food we eat right? I've been trying to improve my clean eating too (and this book is going on my library list now!) and trying to cut out additives.....me personally I'm trying to cut out all the sneaky animal product additives they add to foods where you wouldn't expect them (like enzymes in bread). Every little helps
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Thanks jen.....I know that if I didn't capitalise on my "lets do another one" feeling right away I'd end up sitting on the couch for the next few months!
Yes definitely want until she gets it - I loved seeing all the little kids there who were just in complete awe. Especailly the ones that came in there own robes it was adorable!
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The Paulie cardigan was one of the first patterns I found and saved on ravelry and that was long before I thought that I could actually knit things like cardigans. It was a pretty pattern, even better that it was a pretty free pattern but for some reason when I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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Fantastic the cheering would be greatly appreciated :)