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A Town Called Keith

A good spot to stop on the way to Adelaide is a town called Keith. Cool name for a town eh. Keith is where we stop after we have crossed the border into South Australia from Victoria.  We always buy a Golden North Giant Twins icecream because you can’t buy them in Victoria and My […]

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Inside the Ribbon Tin: September

It is time to open the Ribbon Tin again and see what is inside. Inside the Ribbon Tin is a monthly series featuring a miscellany of bits and bobs, odds and sods, knicks and knacks, all sorts of interesting things related to textiles and making. First out…a simmering Pineapple Stacks Hat. Image by permission of Karen Berthine […]

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Small Things, Warm Things

Amidst the big projects, little things slip in.  Here are a few. A gift, a teacosy just for one…for surely, the act of making a proper cup of tea just for ourselves is a moment of commitment and love. The body is crocheted in a mystery yarn from my stash. It is from someone else’s […]

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On Your Crochet Bike

It began with a ripped bike seat last year and a crochet cover to hide all the tape.  Then the mother of one of Our Dear Boy’s school friends made a special request for her son’s ripped seat.  And then Our Dear Girl, whose bike seat is just fine, really wanted one just like her […]

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Inside the Ribbon Tin: February

Another month has passed and it is time to open the Ribbon Tin.  Inside the Ribbon Tin is a monthly series featuring a miscellany of bits and bobs, odds and sods, knicks and knacks, all sorts of interesting things related to textiles and making. It is high summer here. The lawns are brown, the parks cracked […]

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Fun Day Fun

On Saturday, we all voted in our federal election.  Our Dear Boy’s school was a polling station and the parents ran a Fun Day to raise money for the school. With another mum, I ran the Learn to Crochet stall. We had quite a few wee customers.  Interestingly, our customers were a lot younger than […]

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Auntie Eadie’s Teacosy

Isn’t it a beauty! The Auntie Eadie of my late, dear, next door neighbour crocheted this cosy in the fifties or sixities.  Auntie Eadie was not afraid of colour! My dear next door neighbour gave it to me when she discovered I crocheted, along with the pattern. She had made one for herself and Auntie […]

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Beanie Wonderland

In between the grocery shopping and kinder pickup, I managed to catch the penultimate day of Artisan Book’s 13th Annual Beanie Exhibition.  Even though many of the beanies had already been sold and gone off to new homes by the time of my visit, it was still fabulous. You can see images from previous exhibitions […]

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Meet Medusa

This is Medusa, the little succulent Our Dear Boy gave me for Muvvas Day. She does look a bit monstrous doesn’t she.  She is wearing a cosy that I crocheted for her from the scrap bag whilst in bed waiting for breakfast last Sunday.  Yep, that was indeed a luxurious hour.  The kids had given their offerings, […]

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This is my solace

Here is a little peek at my solace of the moment…some twisted stitch fingerless mitts.  What do you reckon?  A little dwarvish perhaps?  Aren’t the needles lovely too – stained bamboo…not particularly great to knit with but to hand and very pretty. The pattern is called Lockhart by Leila Raabe for Brooklyn Tweed.  I chose […]

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