A crating, quilting, sewing, knitting, homesteading, farming Muslim mama from the UK

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Latest Blog Posts for My So Called Life (and other lies)

  • Lazy-Ass Blocking
    on Mar 5, 2011 in knitting
    I know this is wrong on so many levels, but it works, OK?*** *** ***...
  • { This Moment }
    on Mar 4, 2011 in This Moment
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  • Sew It Begins...
    on Mar 3, 2011 in crafting granny chic sewing vintage
    Remember the vintage sheets I showed you a while back? Well, cuts have been made. Some sewing has been done. Slowly, slowly work has begun...Still a very long way to go, but I'm enjoying the process of quilt-top making along the way...*** *** ***...
  • Blinking into the sunlight...
    on Mar 2, 2011 in spring nature and seasons
    Last year, on the 1st March we had one solitary daffodil making a brave effort, leading the charge of the bright brigade, whilst the rest took a few weeks to follow suit. This year? Well, take a look for yourself ... the garden has been sprung for th...
  • The Impsy Pimpsy Shawl
    on Mar 1, 2011 in pattern learn to knit knitting
    People often ask me how long I've been knitting and many are surprised to find that it's only been a couple of years. Many non-knitters are daunted by such a craft that seems almost a hidden language and culture that requires special initiation into...
  • Dabbling
    on Feb 28, 2011 in art ink watercolour drawing
    A long time ago when I was still at school it had been assumed by most of my teachers that I would naturally take an artistic route in life; an Art A-level seemed pre-ordained and I would die a hippy or a guerilla artist.In actual fact I did not pers...
  • Healing Pillows
    on Feb 26, 2011 in crafting sewing healing home comforts
    Last weekend I took the time to finally get around to making something that I've intended to make for, um, years :: healing pillows.For a long time I have been meaning to make these simple pillows to place in our 'healing basket' to bring ease in tim...
  • { This Moment }
    on Feb 25, 2011 in This Moment
  • Pen Pal PouchesTo encourage my children to write, and to also say their 'thankyou's without major enforcement issues, I whipped these little pouches up at the weekend in less than half an hour.The boys had chosen the fabrics for them weeks ago, and I'd been putting...
  • Little Happy GarlandA little splash of colour to ward off this miserable month of fog and gloom (honestly, I'm in favour of decimalising the year and getting rid of November and February altogether... meh), to cheer up the house until fresh flowers can do the job for th...
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