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Previous Projects: Butterflies and Rosebuds

When I was young, I used to like collecting caterpillars and mullion leaves and keeping them in old ice cream tubs with netting over the top until they turned into butterflies (cabbage whites, I think most of them were). I think I was trying to watch for the exact moment when the butterfly hatched from the chrysalis,… Continue reading Previous Projects: Butterflies and Rosebuds

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Card of the Week: The First Christmas Card

Back about Easter-time, I thought I’d be all prepared and start my Christmas cards, since the summer is sparse for birthdays. Of course, beyond a few demos, that never happened and instead I made the autumn birthday cards. Now, however, I have begun the Christmas cards, with this lovely freebie kit from The World of… Continue reading Card of the Week: The First Christmas Card

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Christmas Card Cross-Stitch Patches

Even though the last lot of mini cross-stitch kits I got from Hobbycraft involved lots of hideous fractional stitches, and even though I have a whole bag of mini kits still to be stitched, when I saw this year’s Christmas kits, I couldn’t resist. Imagine my surprise, and joy, therefore, when I got them home… Continue reading Christmas Card Cross-Stitch Patches