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Toggle Commented May 18, 2015 on It can't be March already! at NIKKI-SHELL
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Hi Janette, I never did finish that jacket. Wasnt a great fit. Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2015 on It can't be March already! at NIKKI-SHELL
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Love your version! I see what you mean about the zip, I think I'd be tempted to use an invisible zip. xx
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2015 on The Mortmain Dress (number 1) at Tree Fall
Yikes! So much for living a simpler life! My girls went back to school at the end of January and I got back to work on Handmaker's Factory. I was unprepared for how busy I would be. I've spent the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2015 at NIKKI-SHELL
Thanks for checking out my blog Denise! Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Jan 27, 2015 on Rock n Roll dressing gown at NIKKI-SHELL
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During my de-cluttering I've come across many unfinished projects around the house. A few have been chucked in the bin. Yup, I hate to say it but they were either not to my taste anymore, missing pieces or there was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at NIKKI-SHELL
I've been wanting to sew my own lingerie for a number of years but have always put it off because it looked too hard, I didn't have the materials and never put aside the time to do it. A few... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at NIKKI-SHELL
Great minds think alike Manda! Im looking forward to reading your posts. Xx Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Jan 14, 2015 on Weaving at NIKKI-SHELL
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One of the benefits of running Handmaker's Factory is that I get to try out all the workshops! From Macrame, machine knitting, lampshade making and more. It's always fun to sit in on a workshop and try out a new... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at NIKKI-SHELL
6 months! That's how long it's been since I posted here on my blog. In 2014 I put all my time and effort into Handmaker's Factory and decided I didn't have enough time for nikkishell. I've missed it. Social media... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at NIKKI-SHELL
I would hand wash it Aletia :)
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2014 on Jersey scarf at NIKKI-SHELL
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Well hello there! It's been a while. I kind of forgot about this little blog for a time. I often think about blogging here and wonder if I should continue or just post exclusively over at Handmaker's Factory but there... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at NIKKI-SHELL
Yes the spotty cotton duck is from Spotlight too. :) see my review on Handmakers Factory for more details. Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Apr 17, 2014 on Perri Pullovers at NIKKI-SHELL
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Today I sewed up a couple of Perri Pullovers. I found this pattern after searching for kids patterns online the other day. I made up this version for Mia in a cat print fleece from Spotlight. And this version for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2014 at NIKKI-SHELL
Hi Michelle, I no longer have this machine or the instruction manual. I found this one on ebay: Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Apr 7, 2014 on Instructions? at NIKKI-SHELL
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Ingredients 6oz (170g) Medium grain rice 3oz (85g) Sugar 1 Vanilla Pod split down the middle and the seeds scraped out 1 litre of milk 1/2 litre of thickened (double) cream 1oz (30g) Butter Method Mix all the ingredients in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at NIKKI-SHELL
It has already been worn at least 5 times since I made it :) Ill be whipping up another for sure. Hope youre well! x
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2014 on Dixie DIY Ballet Dress at NIKKI-SHELL
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I made the Ballet Dress from Dixie DIY which I reviewed over on the Handmaker's Factory blog yesterday. Check it out here. The Details Pattern: Ballet Dress by Dixie DIY Size: Medium Alterations: None Skills needed: Sewing with jersey. sewing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2014 at NIKKI-SHELL
I don't know! I go away camping in the last week of the school holidays and what happens? I get caught up in the back to school/work routine and then it's March, just like that! I've been sewing. Yes, you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at NIKKI-SHELL
When school broke up for summer I had this silly idea that I would spend lots of the holiday's sewing. Ahem...I've made some quick and easy pajama pants, one pair for me and a pair for Kev. That's it! pajama... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2014 at NIKKI-SHELL
Like most of Australia I'm wilting in the heatwave we are having. Even after almost 10 years living in Australia the Brit in me still can't manage consecutive days of this kind of heat. Some people love it! I think... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2014 at NIKKI-SHELL
Rayna recently posted this recipe on Facebook along with a tip for where to buy a whole tray of strawberries for a fiver! We made our way there in time to buy the second last tray, phew! And also picked... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2014 at NIKKI-SHELL
I'm getting started on a few of my goals. I need to sew some basics including pajamas so I picked up this cute cotton linen blend from Spotlight today to whip up a pair of pants. For the pattern I'll... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2014 at NIKKI-SHELL
Hello! I had aimed to stop by here on New Year's day but I've just been so busy with the kids and having lots of fun! It's our first summer holidays together without me working and we've been keeping ourselves... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2014 at NIKKI-SHELL
Hi Annerliegh, You can see my next post about the Elisalex dress here: Sent from my iPad
Toggle Commented Nov 30, 2013 on Elisalex Sewalong Progress: part 2 at NIKKI-SHELL
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