Baby Blanket Pattern

A delightful staff member at work is having her first child, so exciting. Now she is a talented woman – knit, crochet, make amazing cakes – you name it she can do it. So it is rather daunting to even think about making something myself to give to her. However she is such a generous person…

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Yarn appetite sated for now

According to my Mum, my grandmother always used to say a little bit of what you fancy does you good.  I have always kind of liked that, in fact I kind of try to live by it.  And as part of ensuring at least a little bit of time to myself (a working mum’s rare treat!), about…

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Needles, what needles?

I am doing it without needles.  Doing what without needles?  Giving injections? Taking blood?  Acupuncture without needles – now that makes no sense at all (though apparently it is called acupressure – whoops!).  No, I am talking about the mad new trend emerging.  I did not even realise it was a trend, or that I…

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West Yorkshire Spinners

One of my lovely staff has been overseas largely for work but with a touch of holiday squeezed in.  By random accident we found out that we are both plyers of the conversion of wool into artefacts (she far more adept than I, I must say).  Today was her first day back and she handed me this blue bag…

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Sometimes it is all about me…

…well at least a little bit more me than everyone else!  On the Thursday before Easter I had a meeting light day at work, and as someone who rarely stops to eat lunch I had pre-persuaded myself to head into town.  Perhaps partly fuelled by the fact that Lincraft has made a reappearance in the…

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Missing in action again!

I would like to say this is the reason that I have been absent.  However I can make no claim about this sweet cardigan, other that my sister made it for my little girl, and it arrived in the post today.  How cute is that bow? It reminded me that it was by Skype, a while…

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Shrug – clothing and shoulders!

I am knitting a shrug for my little girl.  I also have to admit to a bashful shrug of my shoulders. I have been knitting on and off for decades now, as in plural  But, and here goes, I have never been a strong fan of actually sewing up knitted items.  And even more put…

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A First Treasury Inclusion

There are aspects about this electronic world that are just as real as a person to person interaction, especially in your own reactions.  One of my items has featured in a Etsy treasury entitled Pretty in Pink by Robyn Faye Designs, and I am so excited!  Someone has stumbled across something I have made in this…

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I have done it!

A sense of achievement is a wonderful feeling, and I have it right now.  I launched my Etsy shop (Made In North Melbourne) this week.  My original intention was to wait until I had five items before launching the shop, but I had also set myself a go live target of the 30th June.  I achieved…

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My last craft gift

Well it probably won’t be entirely.  But I am genuine about trying to turn my hobby into an income stream.  Not in the sense that I want it to make money, but in the sense that I love to craft but there is a saturation point to which friends and family like craft gifts!  So…

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