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Photos the whys and whats

My little digital camera has transformed how and what I take photographs of.I was given my first SLR by my dad back in 1981. It was a Minolta XGM and I loved …

That’s my boy!!!

I am truly a proud mum this week. My son who is in year nine, that translates as thirteen years old, brought back from school his DT (design technology) textiles …

Of brilliant bargains & fabulous finds

I have always loved a bargain, born partly out of necessity and partly out of a desire to get the very best buys for my money. I also enjoy the …

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Finally…pieced cushions

It has taken me rather longer than I had hoped to make my random pieced panels into cushion covers. On the list of things to do they fell behind taming …

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Of stitching and cereal

This week has seen me taking a little break from my quilt project and instead slicing and stitching together some random pieced cushions with a possible view to selling them, …

X-ACTO sampler

A couple of days on and I have a completed cut panel – it didn’t take two solid days of cutting I should say! I was on major mum taxi …

My aversion to gizmos!

Yesterday I took delivery of a new knife. It’s called the ‘X-ACTO Z series’ and yes I know it sounds like something from ‘Doctor Who’, but I was cruising the …

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Of practical patchwork

Things that I love about patchworkng are not only it’s hugely decorative aspect but also it’s practical application. Some time ago when we were painting and decorating on a shoestring, …

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Of socks and celebratory cut out

Today is always a rather sad day in my calendar. It is the day when I surrender my sandals  and dig out a pair of socks and ‘proper’ shoes, after …

Of inspiring cut outs

When people ask what I do and I say, amongst other things, paper cut outs, I watch them struggle to formulate what that might involve – rows of news paper …