Monthly Archives: June 2013

Canada Day (a day early)

  Between 2007 and 2009, for the first two years of our married life, we lived in Alberta, Canada, and ever since, wherever we’ve been in the world, we have celebrated Canada Day. Every year we try and top our fervor and enthusiasm with more flags and better food. We particularly enjoy confusing new neighbours…

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Another shopping tote and a winner!

The decrease in sewing output that plagued me earlier this month is over, temporarily at least. I’ve even had time this week to make another shopping tote for me! Normally being the second recipient of any sewing project means you get the improved version, but in this case I substituted the canvas fabric I used…

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Terrys Fabrics competition and giveaway

I was contacted by terrysfabrics.co.uk last week who are running a competition for bloggers. They are offering creative bloggers two 1/2 metres of fabric and a cushion form for free to make an 18×18″ cushion. In return one of those cushion designs will then win a £250 voucher. From Terry’s selection I chose the medium…

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Bloomin Quilt As You Go Cushion

I have been very slack on the crafting front recently, I haven’t sewed in weeks. The fabric I cut out for my shopping tote is still sitting on our kitchen table and my list of projects is getting longer not shorter. Mostly it is because I have got heavily involved in a wonderful and important…

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June’s big gardening project…

As most of you will know, although we bought our home 4 years ago, Jim’s Army postings have kept us from living in it until earlier this year. Those years of anticipation have in some cases allowed us to slowly formulate ideas about what we wanted to do with the house and garden, but in…

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