Monthly Archives: June 2013

Up a mountain

Once upon a time there was a woman sitting on a balcony, looking at the mountains. Mont Blanc, the white mountain, the highest peak in central Europe, was plainly visible, far up above beyond the lake. The sun was finally … Continue reading

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Red, red, paper piecing

Sitting invigilating exams in ice hockey stadiums (yes!), listening to fascinating PhD defences at the end of a busy term, or travelling around by train for my job: perfect moments to start paper piecing. I seem to gain mental focus … Continue reading

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Rainbows

Recovering in bed from two hours with seven children… New respect for people who do this all day for a living! We dyed T-shirts, decorated cupcakes and coloured in bags made from rather clever colouring-in fabric. Great fun! If you … Continue reading

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Another Small Person’s Birthday

Another, slightly larger, Small Person is having a birthday party tomorrow. Another excellent excuse for crafty activities! We will dye T-shirts with rainbow colours, and then if things get too wild do some quieter colouring in of these little bags … Continue reading

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Fitting into tight places

Blogland is full of wonderful pictures of people’s sewing studios, with oodles of space and wonderful views. Believe me, I would love to have a large airy room of my own, with a view of the sea, of the mountains, … Continue reading

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Sailing into the unknown

Sailing, we are saiiiiliiing, ‘cross the waa-aaters, far away… This evening’s hour of fun started because of Le Challenge‘s monthly dare to make something along a theme. This month is apparently ‘nautical’. The simple brief is to make anything. At … Continue reading

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Dahling, it’s Pareee!

There is something to be said about France. Paris, beyond the clichés, was at times hot, smelly, and dirty, but there were moments of pure bliss in my recent 48-hour trip there for a book launch. They launched the (academic) … Continue reading

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