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ME-MADE-MAY HALFWAY POINT

May 13, 2016
Darling Ranges Dress

ME-MADE-MAY HALFWAY POINT I originally only had plans to write one recap post at the end of the month, but since we are two weeks into the challenge already, I wanted to write about where I’m at and what I’m noticing. For the past two weeks, I’ve been able to wear at least one handmade garment, knit or sewn, each day. I’ve also been sewing like crazy! Essentially every free moment I’ve had, you’d find me at Needlework or at…

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ME-MADE-MAY 2016

May 4, 2016
Me-Made-May-2016

Me-Made-May 2016 For the first time, I feel like I have a good base to participate in Me-Made-May, especially since I currently seem to be on a sewing spree! I’ve been so inspired by all the incredibly talented women I’ve met over the last two years, and have slowly increased my handmade wardrobe. Since I wrote my  Spring Sewing Plans post, the list of patterns on my to-make list has definitely changed. After taking the darling ranges dress class at…

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SPRING KNITTING PLANS

April 22, 2016
Knitting

Spring Knitting Plans Following up from my Winter Knitting Plans, the past few months have been very productive, with the exception of the last two weeks. An injury earlier in the month, and now sewing projects, have cut into my knitting time (and blogging time), but now that I’m feeling better, my knitting desire has come back full force! Here is a recap of what I accomplished from my winter plans, what I’m working on now, and what I’ll be…

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SPRING SEWING PLANS

March 18, 2016
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Spring Sewing Plans for 2016. With the warmer weather, my knitting plans typically do not change much, but recently I’ve really had the urge to start sewing more. I’ve slowly been adding handmade items to my wardrobe, and simplifying my closet at the same time. My focus was on knitted items – oversized sweaters are my jam, specifically navy blue and lots of stripes   When I began sewing clothes two years ago for myself, it started with a few…

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WINTER KNITTING PLANS

January 20, 2016
Knitting

Sharing My Winter Knitting Plans to Start off 2016! Back in September I shared my inspiration for autumn knitting , what I was working on or hoping to complete. With the release of Brooklyn Tweed’s Winter 2016 collection last week, organizing my yarn haul from Christmas, and planning out my projects from some upcoming trips, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to share an updated look at my queue and slow fashion plans. Current WIP’s Ryan’s Sweater – I’ve…

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HEMP BRACELETS

October 26, 2015
hemp twine

An easy step-by-step jewellery DIY bracelet with hemp! I have always enjoyed bracelet making of all kinds, but I have to say I was a huge gimp junkie back in the 90s. Today my obsession is with hemp. When people here the word hemp, they might not think of the great use it has in jewellery, but I assure you this string makes excellent bracelets and more. The best part of hemp is that it is strong, very durable and…

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KNITTING INSPIRATION FOR AUTUMN 2015

September 15, 2015
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I’m pretty sure that Autumn is every knitter’s favourite season. The cooler weather means sweaters and hats and scarves! Accompanied with yummy baked goods and a cup of tea. Such a perfect season. I’ve knit two sweaters in the last year, with my third almost complete, and this month is the start of the fall sweater knit-along at my local yarn shop, so I will soon have a fourth to add into my rotation. September is the month when companies…

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