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Making and bottling elderflower cordial

Elderflower cordial – (simple but messy) Elder is a tree that I have only learned to recognise recently, and it was fuelled by my determination to make and bottle some of the (drinkable) British Classics. First on this list was elderflower cordial. Elderflower … Continue reading

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Foraged fruit jelly (crab apple, elderberry, plum and blackberry)

How to make a pectin-rich jelly using glut summer fruit, picked locally. Continue reading

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Wearable art works in progress, Creative Tanks update.

Wearable art works, Creative Tanks meetings this week… …and I feel so alive! So, Creative Tanks will be in it’s third year for the 2013 Carnival of Flowers festival in Toowoomba. It will also be my third year in participating … Continue reading

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Amigurumi and Fair Isle crochet – the latest ideas

Amigurumi and Fair Isle crocheting have been two crochet techniques I have enjoyed working on for about the last month. I made a 3-dimensional squid in a hat (with a moustache); It reminds me of Thomson and Thompson. Except there’s … Continue reading

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Pinterest tutorial results, How To Cover Shoes

I tackled a shoe tutorial found on Pinterest a few weeks ago now. It was a tutorial on covering secondhand shoes with a new fabric to give them a new life. It is from the lovemaegan blog, direct link available … Continue reading

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Fur and leather sewing – where do I even start?

Fur and leather. I was recently passed down some items of sentimental value. There’s some kind of strange stuff; teeth, tusks, furs, leather tooling equipment, scrimshaw equipment… shells… hammers… photos…. Already sounds like an amazing contemporary art piece, or like … Continue reading

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Vintage craft books

Vintage craft books are great. Although, it is really difficult to find a website that will pin down the definite age of a ‘vintage’ book. I have settled on this definition which says that over 25 years old [clothing] can … Continue reading

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