Category Archives: stash

Kid’s Clothes Week: Day 3….and a very worn out and worried Mamma

I try to stay upbeat here on the blog, but I must say I’ve been finding this parenting gig really tough this week. It’s so dispiriting to feel like you can’t fix things for an unsettled baby and make everything … Continue reading

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Kid’s Clothes Week: Day 2

I’m loving this concentrating on sewing children’s clothes thing. It sounds restrictive, but it’s actually quite fun. I’m even getting on relatively well with my overlocker. I’m not sure how much I’m going to get done for the rest of … Continue reading


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Kid’s Clothes Week: Day 1

This week is Kid’s Clothes Week, and I’m sewing along. The idea of KCW is to spend one hour a day sewing children’s clothes. I’m just spending whatever time I have, in case one of the kids gets sick or … Continue reading

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Scrappy pin cushion

I hope your Friday evening ran more smoothly than ours! Hugo’s still having a love/hate relationship with sleep. Yesterday evening we were definitely on the hate side of the equation. We decided to get some take away for dinner and, … Continue reading

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Biting the cables bullet

I have a habit of getting into a crafting rut – making the same thing, over and over (case in point – my love of the in threes baby cardigan). Every now and again, I go out on a limb. … Continue reading

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An unintentional break

It has been a long, quiet fortnight here. Alex has been away with work, we’ve had family visiting, Hugo’s had an ear infection which has stuck around – and had teeth numbers three and four arrive. We don’t do things … Continue reading

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I got lucky

Earlier in the year I participated in the covert robin, a crafty swap. Some of you may recall that I knitted a cowl for Ally (Quilting Mumma) and recieved a lovely change caddy and a coffee cup holder from Jenya … Continue reading

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In threes, in lake

I’m happy to report I’ve finished my first birthday present, in threes in lake. I won’t write much because I’ve written about this pattern before. As always, it was a smooth and easy knit. My biggest difficulty was finding the … Continue reading

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The pretty made me do it

There should be a law against enticing fabric stores. I ventured into a local store in search of buttons for the in threes that is currently on my needles and a few small haberdashery items. I’m not sure how it … Continue reading

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Woollies for Tassie

It seems that Australia is ravaged equally by fires and floods each summer, and I feel helpless each year watching footage of those who have lost almost everything. During January, a number of Tasmanian communities were affected by severe bushfires. … Continue reading

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