Monthly Archives: September, 2014

Hexie Time Again; Grandma’s Garden

Two projects on the go, just for a change. Both sizes of hexagons are being made into ‘flowers’ for a Grandma’s Garden design. The smaller ones are made mainly from fabric from our local fabric shop; Emporia. The larger ones are someone else’s UFO which I could not possibly leave in the charity shop. They …

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Sloe Gin and Sticky Marmalade Loaf

Having had the first chilly morning for the season I thought I would get on with my sloe gin. I had picked the sloes a couple of weeks ago and put them in the freezer. This saves you pricking them and I thought by the time the first frosts appeared the sloes would have gone. …

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Needle case.

I have plenty of my own UFOs, but could not resist turning someone else’s into this needle case. The needlepoint had been done well and finished so it seemed a shame for it to go to waste.  A gentle wash,lining and woollen fabric to hold the needles,scissors and pins and soon done. It fits in …

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Belinda Bag Finished

I have just finished putting the zip in my  my Belinda bag; Another project completed!  This is the 4th bag of this type I have made, but the first to have English Paper Piecing. I am not sure where the pattern originated, probably a Japanese magazine, but I always call it Belinda bag after the …

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Introducing Tyrion…

It is now 2 months since we lost Harry’s cat Thallia. The kind staff at the RSPCA cattery,where Harry volunteers on Saturdays, found us a new friend for Tibby and we picked him up a week ago. He was called Smokey,but Harry has renamed him Tyrion (apparently character in Game of Thrones). Tyrion is a …

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When long is not long enough…

Just finished lengthening these new suit trousers using helpful hints from the internet. In case you did not know the hem fold crease can be pressed away using 3 parts vinegar to one part water. Dab the crease with this,cover with pressing cloth and press. I made a facing from old school trousers and it …

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Hexie Fun

I came across these dressmaking scraps and had to play. Yes I have a sizeable stash, but it is fun to use fabrics that you would not necessarily have chosen and see what happens. The Alexander Henry “Day of the Dead” was great. Since a one inch sided hexagon does not take up much fabric …

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