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The difference between UK and US crochet stitches

Last year, during a lull in my dressmaking I decided to teach myself how to crochet. Being a visual learner, I turned to YouTube to help me with the stitches. Once I had mastered tension…

5 ways to got your sewjo back

Sometimes we can find ourselves in a sewing rut. It happens to us all at one time or the other. Maybe you are just too busy, you are ill or have had a few projects…

Home and garden plans for 2018

We have almost been in our house for almost 3 years now. We knew it would be a long term renovation project when we moved in. However, to be honest, we totally underestimated just how…

Thank goodness for February!

I don’t know about you but I greeted the arrival of February with a massive sigh of relief. For some reason, this year January has seemed to last an eternity. I was silently praying for…

Where are the realistic middle aged role models for women?

I am 44 tomorrow. To mark it I decided to  write a post about middle aged role models. I started to write but drew a blank. I could not think of a single middle age…

Reflections on 2017 and planning ahead

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash Hello and a belated happy new year! I had been all set to start the new year with a bang. However, in my post Christmas haze I totally lost track of the…

Christmas at Calke Abbey

We love visiting large country estates whenever we get the chance. There is always something to appeal to everyone and plenty of outdoor space for the children to explore. Last weekend we used our National…