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colourful bamboo seas ripple

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Woohoo - its the season of finishing blankets.  A baby's blanket added to the pile waiting for a new arrival.  I started this in November 2012.

Attic 24's neat ripple pattern.
Yarn: Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo (deep pink - 162, purple - 130, navy - 127, teal - 159, deep blue - 129, dark purple - 161).

Getting less yellowed

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hee hee - very little left!  Finally...

A 'Colourful Life' Blanket

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Finally, I've finished my crochet blanket.  I love it - the colours are so bright and cheery.  It took forever to sew in all the ends so its been sitting around for far too long!  Of course I've over done the number of photos but the blanket has been kicking around for far too long.

Pattern: Attic 24's hexagon pattern
Yarn: Acrylic and assorted

Home Sewn at the New Dowse

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I recently attended the launch of "Home Sewn" at the New Dowse.

From the website "Curated by New Zealand fashion designer Doris de Pont, Home Sewn is a retrospective of the home sewing revolution in New Zealand. At a time when off-the-peg fashion was scarce and expensive, home sewing provided many generations of women with a stylish wardrobe that reflected the current couture of the fashion capitals.Home Sewn is a touring exhibition from the New Zealand Fashion Museum. "

I'd love to be able to create such polished garments!
This zipper is great I love how they've swapped it out for a better pull.

Colourful scales

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A recent sewing project - based on my muslin from here.  Love the fabric But not sure about the fit!

Recent Home Purchases

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A few bits and pieces I bought (over the last few months) for around the house.  A yellow glass vase from Carterton in the Wairarapa.

A yellow cloud shaped napkin holder from Ikea (in Ireland on my trip in May).  The chocolates were a thank you gift from me to a colleague.
A red velvet chair from Kirks in Wellington.  Comfy and bright.  Love it!
Recently acquired an elephant for our living room too.

The seven seas blanket

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The last of the white cotton yarn and again using Attic24's neat ripple pattern.  Just another baby blanket currently cleaned, blocked and sitting ready for a new arrival.

Not sure how practical white is for a new baby but I love the ripple look.

crocheting meditation

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I have this yellow yarn in work.  And over lunch (and sometimes in meetings) this is what I make with it.

dishclothes using attic 24's neat ripple pattern.

bits and pieces and some cards

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More purchases - yes, definitely a problem.  Thinking some bunting with the bias binding (we'll see).