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Nikki
Melbourne, Australia
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Hi Michelle, I no longer have this machine or the instruction manual. I found this one on ebay: http://m.ebay.com.au/itm/111316399368 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:http://nikkishell.typepad.com/nikkishell/2013/05/i-finally-finished-my-elisalex-dress.html Sent from my iPad
Toggle Commented Nov 30, 2013 on Elisalex Sewalong Progress: part 2 at NIKKI-SHELL
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I finished the Great Cycle Challenge at the end of last month and kicked both my km and $ goals! In total I rode 331km and raised $278. I've kept up the regular rides with an average of 75km or... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2013 at NIKKI-SHELL
Hi I wrote out each row with the appropriate decreases and worked from that. Just remember that if a decrease in italics on the next row you must knit an extra stitch at the beginning of the row before beginning the pattern. Hope that helps!
Toggle Commented Nov 9, 2013 on Betty Progress at NIKKI-SHELL
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On Friday night I finally got around to sewing up my second Briar top in this great cotton jersey print from Tessuti. This pattern is so quick and easy to make and the fit is fantastic. I'm going to make... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2013 at NIKKI-SHELL
Hello! It's so nice to see your post. You're little one is such a cutie, sorry to hear about your Kindergarten troubles. xoxox
Toggle Commented Oct 17, 2013 on start small. build. at all buttoned up.
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Great posts! Well done and keep it up!
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It's school holidays around here which means I have had very little time for crafting. Other than a couple of small alterations and a soft toy for a birthday my sewing machine has been gathering dust this past few weeks.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2013 at NIKKI-SHELL
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As you may know I like to ride my bike. I'm not one of those lycra clad cyclists that rides in a group, I'm more of a commuter cyclist, I use my bike to get from A to B. I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2013 at NIKKI-SHELL
I took myself off to the City last Friday morning with a goal to buy yarn for my Betty cardigan. I had thought I'd make it in emerald green and almost bought yarn at Morris & Sons but decided to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2013 at NIKKI-SHELL
There was some late night (and slightly wine fuelled)* sewing happening last night after having friends over for the day. My girls searched through the Softies books and fabric scraps to make these cute little critters for birthday presents this... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2013 at NIKKI-SHELL
I finally got my hands on a copy of Megan Nielsen's Briar after it had been out of stock everywhere. I was starting to feel left out after seeing so many wonderful versions around blogland and my wardrobe is desperate... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2013 at NIKKI-SHELL
I finished my Miette some time ago but it has taken me this long to take some photos. I'm blaming the crappy weather and almost 2 weeks of being unwell. The cardigan was a quick knit with enough detail in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2013 at NIKKI-SHELL
August 2013 will go down in history as the month of costumes here at chez nikkishell. With a school concert coming up in September I have 2 out of 3 classes to sew for with a total of 43 children.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2013 at NIKKI-SHELL
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Umm, I've been so preoccupied with Handmaker's Factory that I seem to have forgotten all about my own blog. I have had some time to create things for myself including this Scout Tee in jersey which I made in our... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2013 at NIKKI-SHELL
Like others I've been a little obsessed with the patterns from Grainline Studio. I made a dress from the Scout Tee pattern a short while back and it has been on regular rotation in my wardrobe so far this winter.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2013 at NIKKI-SHELL