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Pickled Alexanders, leek bulbs and flower buds

How to pickle Alexanders, three cornered leek bulbs and buds. Includes hot apple cider vinegar recipe. Continue reading

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Assembling a yurt, finishing touches

Our main building project at Olabe is now complete! Finishing up the yurt and working out the kinks in our yurt assembly process took about a week in total. You can read about the first few days of the project … Continue reading

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Yurt assembly in Basque Country; tips when building for your first yurt

My partner and I have been busy assembling a yurt in the Basque Country. We picked up a few tips and ideas you might want to consider if you are starting out on your first yurt building project. It has … Continue reading

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Homebrewing and foraging rosehip wine

Rosehip wine brewed at home I think ‘rose hip wine’ has to be the most adventurous of the foraged wine making I have attempted so far. The must has now been racked and the cereal-y smell created throughout the fermenting process has … Continue reading

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Making crocheted earmuffs for winter, Part Three

Making crochet earmuffs for the winter chill Welcome to Part Three of my crochet earmuff tutorial! In Part One, I wrote about creating the crochet body, which the crochet petals are worked onto. In Part Two, I discussed how to … Continue reading

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Making earmuffs using crochet, Part Two

Making crochet earmuffs how-to, Part Two To save my sanity (pattern writing gets very tedious) I have broken up this post into three parts. Part One (making earmuffs for the winter chill) which includes the ingredients, can be found by following this … Continue reading

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Making earmuffs for the winter chill, Part One

Making earmuffs to keep the cold out of my head I don’t know how everyone else does it in the northern hemisphere in winter. I swear, the cold blows straight into the part of my brain that gets a brain-freeze, … 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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Vintage craft book adults

Vintage craft book adults have their shit together a lot better than their youthful counterparts. It’s probably because they chose to be there…but there’s a couple that are just amazing.

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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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