Monthly Archives: December 2012

Drape Drape Cape (Fear)

This will be just a quick post on this blasted top. I don’t deal well with instructions and prefer to just get on with things and see how they turn out. But, oh my days! Not since the Cynthia Rowley … Continue reading

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Not a creature was stirring, not even this crocheted mouse

Especially not this particular mouse which I crocheted for my ungrateful, rotten cats. I’m not sure what possessed me. They seem just as happy chasing imaginary bugs and playing complex feline mind games. Or (last week) peeing on E’s jeans. … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas – an upcycled gift to myself.

I went to my first work Christmas party for about three years last week. I work short contracts and I’m usually between jobs around Christmas but not this year. I was all geared up to wear a nice frock and … Continue reading

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A Cat Is Not Just For Christmas. A short history of how my stuff got wrecked.

We inherited Jack and Andrew (but didn’t name them) three years ago from a couple leaving London. They’ve dictated where we live, when we go on holiday and when we get up in the morning but they make the house … Continue reading

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It takes all sorts. A dress of my own design.

This dress is my own design and for some reason I tend to wear it to work more than anywhere else. Not sure how that happened, I guess it has that work clothes taint now. Funny how work can taint … Continue reading

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Three Generations Dress. Vintage 60s Pattern – Style 2978 (aka Happy Birthday Mum)

Today is my mum’s birthday! So today I’m posting my three generation dress.Fabric bought by my nonna, pattern from mum, sewn by me. This dress is based on this wonderful vintage pattern my mum bought way back in the day … Continue reading

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Hips, don’t lie. (aka Drape Drape 2 No. 2 One-piece Side Drape Top)

 I don’t know what made me buy this fabric. Apart from the animal print, it’s unlike most of the stuff I’ve made or bought. I stood in the shop debating the respective merits of more conventional leopard print and this … Continue reading

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It Goes Up to Eleven. Crochet Pattern

The beauty of crochet is you can just rip it up and start again, no harm done, nothing wasted and frogging (undoing work) is as satisfying as kicking over a sandcastle you’ve just built. Incidentally, have you read this? It’s … Continue reading

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Spinal Tap Head Wrap

  My hair, when left to it’s own devices, goes up to 11. I’m talking BBC iplayer/Nigel Tufnel’s Marshall amp – up to 11. It’s big, it’s the hair equivalent of shoulder pads. I regularly trek all the way to … Continue reading

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Holloway hemline. (aka Butterick B5132)

This dress is about three years old now and very well-loved. I should probably retire it but I’m a bit sentimental about it and everything else. Why Holloway Hemline? I wore it to a Spacewasters gig in a pub in … Continue reading

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