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Red Gum Drop Pillow

Gum drop pillow 4

My first Gum Drop Pillow, from a pattern by Amy Butler. I was heavily inspired by Concha, who has done several of these ottomans herself and kept saying how easy and rewarding they are to sew. I believed her and gave it a go and… Yay! I’m so very pleased!

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of the weekend

Weekend sewing

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of the sunny mornings

I knew it had been ages since I posted something here, but only today did I realise how long it’d really been. There is a reason, of course, and it’s called time, or lack of. My hands have not been that busy with crafty things because the rest of me (and my hands too, really) have had very little time to dedicate to said things. I also have a new hobby, photography. The reason why it goes unnoticed is because I’m really not that good at it, in spite of my efforts. I’ll get better.

Anyways, over the past 4 months, I’ve finished knitting all the parts of my first jumper which is now sitting patiently waiting for me to put all the pieces together. (no photos of that)

I’ve sewn another clutch for myself, quite a posh one too, to take with me to Ascot (yes, I have been to Ascot, wearing a fascinator and all, oh so very British!). (there is one photo of the clutch, but not very good)

I’ve started a woolly hat. For Christmas last year, I gave my little brother (who’s not so little anymore) a knitted hat (ravelry link). He lost it a few weeks ago and wrote me the saddest email telling me how he wore it all the time and now it was lost. I didn’t really mind he had lost it, things happen after all, but the thought that he wore my hat all the time filled me with happiness. Of course I promised to replace it with one just like it. Turns out that now I’m supposed to knit two, one just like it and another one in grey – I asked which colour he would prefer, now he could pick; simple, he said, you’ll knit both! Yes, I felt proud that he wanted me to knit him two hats 🙂 a little flattering will take you a long way! (oh, and no photo of the finished lost hat either!)

Judging by the *photo* comment at the end of each paragraph I can safely say my new hobby is in need of some TLC.

P.S. – Truth be told, I must admit it’s been difficult to keep two alter egos going (the Cientista in me is pretty demanding elsewhere) and this one is the one I ignore the most *blush*

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another clutch

woolly curvy clutch

One more clutch, this time in a vintage woolly fabric my Mum has given me ages ago. This was a friend’s request and I have to admit it’s my best clutch so far… maybe it’s because it has a bit of my Mum’s touch…!

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for Mum

heat bag - red

Mum’s very special heat bag for Christmas, with owls for wisdom and red because Mum loves red (and owls!).

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heat bags – WIP

heat bags

In preparation for Xmas…

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Mum and Dad – WIP

Mum and Dad

Mum and Dad’s Xmas presents are on the needles… Socks! The dreaded present (usually from old aunts) will this year come from their beloved daughter! The socks are part of a nice but small pack of other handmade or custom made things! I hope they like it (and I sincerely hope they fit)!

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