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MarjaMakes
London UK
Interests: Knitting, Quilting, Decluttering
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I have slowly started work on this garden kit from Jane Harrop and so far so good. The only thing that feels a bit weird is that the Monty doll is 3" which I think is in scale as it would be the equivalent of a 6ft tall man in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2019 at Marja Makes
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On Saturday I went to Birmingham Miniatura for the first time in probably around 10 years or so. It was a nice day out so the drive didn't feel so bad (it's 100 miles each way). It was a lot smaller than the last time I went. Fewer sellers and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2019 at Marja Makes
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My lovely friend Helena (@edelweiss_knits on instagram) and I took the train down to Farnham yesterday to attend the Unravel Yarn festival. It was such a gorgeous spring day and we had so much fun as we always do. We also met lots of lovely fellow knitters on the train... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2019 at Marja Makes
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It has been years since I last looked at my dollhouse properly. Two years ago when our kittens came to live with us, they took a very close look at the house as they could fit through the front door and go through all the rooms, destroying things in their... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2019 at Marja Makes
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Here are both my amaryllis in full bloom. The red one is now done for this year and I have removed the dead flowers and will wait for the leaves and stem to die down before I cut it all back and store the bulb until the autumn. The second... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2019 at Marja Makes
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Spring has definitely come early to London this year. This time last year we were under some snow with the Beast of the East hitting us pretty badly. Especially as London can't cope with more than 3 snowflakes. I'm actually glad I wasn't interested in gardening last year as it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2019 at Marja Makes
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Day 22: Loads of rubber stamp ink pads leaving the house! Back when I was into rubber stamping I couldn't decide which brand of ink pads I liked best so I bought full collections of several brands. Day 23: More inkpads along with some other random paper craft type items.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2019 at Marja Makes
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I finished my first quilt of the year and it has been donated to Project Linus and hopefully will be keeping a young child warm. The original pattern called for 16 heart blocks but I wanted a smaller finish as it was made for a baby/toddler and didn't need to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2019 at Marja Makes
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Another week has gone by and loads more stuff has been removed from the house. I don't actually keep track of every single item and in a way I wish I did so I could see just how much I am in fact getting rid of. But the point is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2019 at Marja Makes
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Jan 26, 2019
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I finished piecing the quilt top together a week ago and have been lagging on getting it finished completely. I ended up making it 9 blocks in size rather than the 16 the pattern called for. It's going to be a donation quilt for a baby so the idea of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2019 at Marja Makes
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I started the Ice Cream Soda EPP quilt in June of 2018 and my goal is to have it finished for the end of March for the Q1 Finish Along. It might be a bit ambitious as I'm distracted by other projects and decluttering the house. But I thought I'd... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2019 at Marja Makes
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Jan 26, 2019
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Thought it was time for a little update on this project. The first photo of 4 blocks is from Jan 8 when I started. The second photo is from Jan 15 when I made 5 blocks. The pattern calls for 16 blocks total but as I'm donating this as a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2019 at Marja Makes
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Finished another week of #minsgame and have gotten rid of so much stuff I didn't even realise I had in the house. It's scary how you get something, put it away then it's a case of out of sight out of mind. The nice thing about Minsgame is that you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2019 at Marja Makes
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With my new found obsession with gardening and flowers, I decided I would try an amaryllis bulb as they are supposed to be super easy and pretty quick to grow. As the bulbs in my garden are going to be a while yet before they do much, I needed a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2019 at Marja Makes
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I'm not too bad in the WIPs department at the moment as I finished off quite a few things in December, but I would ideally like to get to a point where I have less on the go. Overall I have 2 EPP quilts, 2 sweaters, a pair of socks... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2019 at Marja Makes
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Having decided to try and rid out home of all unnecessary items, I thought it would be fun to play the Minsgame created by The Minimalists. Basically you rid yourself of one item on day one, two on day two and so forth, for a month. In a month with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2019 at Marja Makes
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O There is a SAL (Sew a long) over on Instagram hosted by @thencamejune which started on January 2nd. Needless to say I'm already behind. I had to wait for some solid pink fabric to arrive as I had nothing else in the 2 yards required for the quilt. The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2019 at Marja Makes
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Jan 7, 2019