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The rise of the Blue Lizard empire (tales of endless parcels, invisible zips and overlocked seams)

I’ve been trying to write this blog post for most of this year but events conspire against me.  I actually did knuckle down and write it once, and then the entire thing mysteriously vanished, unrecoverable and unsaved.  Meanwhile, the story... Continue Reading →

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A space for sewing stuff

Over the last year or so, I seem to have accumulated rather a lot of fabric from a variety of sources: Ebay, car boot sales, charity shops and the occasional splurge of nice new fabric from shops on the web. ... Continue Reading →

The Mermaid’s Tale x 2

I posted a couple of weeks ago about my cunning plan to make low cost mermaid tails from a pair of fleecy Ikea throws for my two girls, aged 3 and 7 months.  The larger tail had gone, er, swimmingly... Continue Reading →

It’s Finally Finished!!

Yup, and I'm jumping for joy too, or rather I would be if I didn't have a sleeping 7 month old strapped to my back (the only reason these days that I get ANYTHING done). A quick recap: I bought... Continue Reading →

The Mermaid’s Tale (courtesy of Ikea)

I've got a three, nearly four year old called Clover and over the last few months she's been transitioning from Princess to Full Mermaid phase.  She wants to be a mermaid, she wants to see swim like one, be unable... Continue Reading →

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