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Amanda Broad
Weston-super-Mare, UK
Musings of a craft store owner and all round crafter
Interests: Card making, scrapbooking, crochet, knitting, patchwork, painting
Recent Activity
My, my! How did December 2017 arrive so quickly?! I've just looked back and realised I haven't posted anything for 3 1/2 years (oops!) i have, however, been super busy and generally enjoying life in that time and just didn't... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2017 at having a mandi moment
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Good morning! Things have been so busy at home and at the store, that I have had almost no time to make any cards and have even resorted to buying birthday cards....aargh! However, with the imminent arrival of my new... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2014 at having a mandi moment
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I have given my crochet hook a rest for a few days and rekindled my affair with my ProMarkers! When I was little, my dad would buy me a colouring book and pencil crayons when I wasn't very well and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2014 at having a mandi moment
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Wow, what a year! On January 1st we got a new future daughter-in-law, as Michael and Stacey got engaged February saw the announcement that we were going to have not one, but two new grand-babies! Karen and Gus were expecting... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at having a mandi moment
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It's been a very busy weekend (again!) in our household. On Sunday I was received into the church and took my first Holy Communion. It's been a long road since my nervous breakdown last year....but I did it! I'm feeling... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2013 at having a mandi moment
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Well this is it! I've been going for instruction for a year and attending mass every week for 18 months and today I am being received into the church! I'm very excited as well as very nervous. I had a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2013 at having a mandi moment
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I have been well and truly spoilt by my ever-patient husband and taken to virtually every large craft superstore within 40 miles of our hotel!! It's still early morning here in New York but it is already warm and muggy.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2013 at having a mandi moment
Thanks Cher. She really showed me the basics of increasing and decreasing, but suddenly that was it! There hasn't been a single day that I haven't crocheted since she taught me! I have just packed my case with all 5 tops that I have made for my vacation. As they are all cotton they are pretty heavy!
Thank you for such an amazing tutorial :-))) it has been about five years since I did a course n wet felting and my brain had gone a bit foggy. Your tutorial cleared the fog xx
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Mar 15, 2010