A dilapidated door

This particular door is the entry to my workroom.  The door is in a poor state.  The glass rattles when you open and close the door and the paint is peeling. I am going to attempt to repair the door but as I started to do so it led to many other issues.  I thought…

Crocheted jacket

Lots of ends to sew in. This particular pattern is not one I would use again. The finished jacket/cardigan is very narrow on the front and when you look at the jacket on the original website you can see that the wearer is holding the front together. The pattern was simple to follow as it…

Do you have days like this?

Yesterday I had a day where I achieved very little although I had set out to achieve much more. Perhaps this next photo would give you a clue as to what my issue was. I had set out to do some stretch fabric sewing and the overlocker is a vital piece of equipment when doing…

Two recent Australian books

Two books that I have recently finished were books that were either mentioned on the programme called Books That Made Us on the ABC television station or they were short listed for a particular literary prize.  The ABC series is no longer available to view but you can see a list of the books here….

Harris tweed bag

When we were in Scotland on our last holiday there before COVID I bought a piece of Harris tweed.  I had no idea what I was going to make from it but my elder daughter made a beautiful bag from the piece of tweed I had given her so I thought I would do the…

A new mother.

The sour dough mother that my elder daughter gave me had to be binned as I had not fed it and it went mouldy.  Lots of sourdough was baked during the lockdown part of COVID but I had not made a loaf for a while and was disappointed when I discovered the starter had gone…