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Last post of 2018: curtains, casting on, and a bit of organizing

I had a huge list of things to post here until I checked and realized I forgot to update the list after posting my last blog. Oh well. But I have done a little bit. Namely, I hemmed and added trim to curtains for two rooms in my new house: These green velvet drapes got… Continue reading Last post of 2018: curtains, casting on, and a bit of organizing

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New house! Also: lace, needlework, quilts, paint, and a wreath

First up: so I’ve been in the new house for about a week now. Not moved in, mind you – just in and doing some fixing up. Dad’s discovering a lot of wiring issues and has come to the conclusion that whoever did the wiring was a moron. I disagree. The house is 117 years… Continue reading New house! Also: lace, needlework, quilts, paint, and a wreath

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Another faux finish for the new house, cross-stitch, crewel, bobbin lace…

Howdy, long time no post… but I’ve been busy… -ish… So, on Sunday I picked up this nifty green-patina chandelier for the new house: Whoever removed it from wherever it used to live simply cut the cord off 2 inches above the top of it and left the canopy on the ceiling, which is retarded,… Continue reading Another faux finish for the new house, cross-stitch, crewel, bobbin lace…

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Crazy quilting, cross-stitch, and a fake bronze sign

Been busy running around doing house inspections and also trying to catch up on demo recording, but I did get some crafting done since my last post. Crazy quilting I won’t show the whole of this until after next week’s guild meeting for the challenge reveal, but here’s a peek: It’s now about 3/4 done… Continue reading Crazy quilting, cross-stitch, and a fake bronze sign

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Guilds, Quilts, Cowichan Exhibtion, and a bunch of stitching

Mid-October and I could have sworn I posted here in mid-September… well, turns out I started this as a draft only back then but never finished and posted it. Oops. Well, it’s fall now and that means the start of guild meetings again…. Quilting In the September Nanaimo Modern Quilt Guild meeting we had the… Continue reading Guilds, Quilts, Cowichan Exhibtion, and a bunch of stitching

Misc. DIY · Paint jobs · Thrifting and antiquing

DIY Project: Thrift Store Lamp

Originally published on my other website, but I’m copying over all the DIY and craft-related stuff to here. Found this lovely little carved and painted lamp base at Value Village. The bottom was broken and had obviously been glued before (see above), but I figured I could try again. I kinda baulked at the $25… Continue reading DIY Project: Thrift Store Lamp

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DIY Project: Gallery wall in the spare room, phase 1

Originally published on my other website, but I’m copying over all the DIY and craft-related stuff to here. (Previous spare room stuff here and here.) So the finished wall is above because I forgot to take a before pic… basically the only thing there was the big sailing painting (found at Value Village a year… Continue reading DIY Project: Gallery wall in the spare room, phase 1

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DIY Project: Lamps for the Spare Room

Originally published on my other website, but I’m copying over all the DIY and craft-related stuff to here. Another installment in the saga of the spare room (I mentioned making the curtains before). So far the balance has been a little too much on the “shopping” side vs. the DIY side, but aside from the… Continue reading DIY Project: Lamps for the Spare Room

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DIY Project: Curtains for the Spare Room

Originally published on my other website, but I’m copying over all the DIY and craft-related stuff to here. So, my bedroom-to-be is nearing completion downstairs, which means the time is drawing near to change my current (temporary) room back into the guest room. I figured I’d make a little design project out of it, settling… Continue reading DIY Project: Curtains for the Spare Room