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Long time coming

Oops! After only a mere three posts I appear to have taken a blogging break! I do have good reason! I am changing jobs so the last month has been pretty damn busy with CV writing, daily phone calls with recruitment agencies (is it just me or do they feel the need to phone everyone everyday and ask the same questions as the day before…’Why is it you are looking for a new job?’!?!), phone interviews, real interviews, then frantic finishing off projects at my previous job before finally finishing there last week! Phew! I feel ready to collapse!

On top of that I have been dog-sitting for my mum…yes we have had this handsome mutt keeping us company for the last three weeks…


He was very good but did insist on two walks a day…it wasn’t really worth arguing with him unless you like being jumped on all evening by a 35kg lump!

Happily I now have two weeks off before I start the new job, during which time I intend to do not much but sewing/knitting projects and DIY. We have been re-decorating the bathroom for what feels like forever, but its slowly taking shape – so close!

I have managed to make a few things since my last blog post here is a quick summary:

SummerBagsWool&theGangSummer Bags as presents for my Aunts – the left one is the Milo bag the right is the zigzag shopper, both from Wool and the Gang. This is my second zigzag shopper – its a great bag but heavy! I do find it a little hard on the hands as it only just fits on my needles! Must get some big circular needles! The Milo bag was a incredibly easy and nice to knit – not a great photo of it but its lovely – the perfect beach bag! This was the only photo I got to take before I handed them over! I need one of each for me!
The Staple Dress from April Rhodes, only the second item of clothing I have ever made! So I was really pleased with this. Nice and easy to make – so few pattern pieces! I got this as part of the perfect pattern parcel – so I have several more patterns to get on with! Since then I have fallen completely in love with Amy’s jersey version – I am dying to completely copy this!

Well that’s all for now! I hope to be posting lots over my two weeks holiday as I should be busy sewing!

New kid on the block?

So…the first good post? Tricky one. Like many others I have started this blog to track my progress in teaching myself to sew, knit and make stuff! If nothing else I hope to look back at these first few posts in a few years and say ‘Wow I am so much better now than I was then!’. Hopefully some other people will also read and enjoy this blog just as I enjoy reading others blogs. I read so many now that it’s actually hard to get in much book reading!

When I first started thinking about writing a blog (and named it), I was knitting, knitting, knitting. Since then I have upgraded to knitting, sewing, knitting….here’s a sum up of past projects:a5f24a7e-9348-4734-91a1-a9de9462ea22wallpaperFrom top left, clockwise: Wool and the Gang’s Diana top, Baby Ella Blanket &  Baby booties, Wool and the Gang’s Woolitz & Mary Sweater.baa3e305-4915-4acd-bc4c-2c5caefc5072wallpaperWool and the Gang’s Zion Lion for Kids x 4!
The hats were put to good use by these little monkeys over a cold Christmas season..ca6ccb57-3d29-4dfc-a8f0-089133c05137wallpaperFrom top left, clockwise: Isabella wearing Wool and the Gang’s Zion Lion for Kids, Julietta wearing Wool and the Gang’s Zion Lion for Kids, Julietta and Rory having a stand off.807678b5-a076-49a4-9795-855f3069e5cdwallpaperFrom top left, clockwise: Wool and the Gang’s Sugar Ray Mittens, Wool and the Gang’s Snood dog for kids, Wool and the Gang’s Tala tank top & the beginnings of my stash.
Well that’s a selection…I have been pretty busy…but I think that’s enough for one post. Next one will be sewing projects!

If anyone is reading this please let me know if you know of any decent collage-making websites. I have tried a few today but I only want simple, clean-looking plain collages and I want to upload pictures from my computer and from Instagram.

Any help would be welcome!!