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Clare Burgess
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Just A Little Snack
The sun is shining, there's lots to do so I thought I'd do a quick drive-by post. I'm really happy right now and partly the reason is that I've been snacking this week. These Peanut Butter- Chocolate Chip Bars from Isa Does It taste like the tracker bars I ...

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Stops Along The Odyssey Trail...
Awesome indie dyer Countess Ablaze  is spending a year dying yarns inspired by The Odyssey and I'm utterly enchanted. Updates are at the end of the month and while I dutifully knit along on my project out of march's selection I thought I'd show off my socks...

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It's A Post About Pants
Due to a startling collection of coincidences I seem to have become obsessed with making knickers. Or perhaps it was an impulse purchase and some enabling by Stephen (who likes it when I make things and loves it when I make odd things) We found one of The F...

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The Noble Tree
When we saw that a closed down shop a couple of doors down from Stephen's work  being transformed into a coffee shop we got very excited. Because we need a good coffee shop in this town. The Noble Tree, which can be found on Upper Union Street (and if you'l...

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Big Boy, Soxa Tank and Lacking Subtlety
Last year I fell in love with a woman in a steampunk outfit that combined stunningly deep, saturated, and eye catching shades of orange and purple. The colour combination burned itself into my brain and I had to force it into my wardrobe somehow. Luckily my...

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Plagues and Shawls
This project started life as braid of fibre. Irrisistably called  Oh, go to Plague-ville! , the braid was part of the Vespasian themed collection in Countess Ablaze's  Twelve Caesars Collection. I was eager to throw this on the wheel and went for some low t...

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Vegan Mofo Day 29/I Bought A Book: Vegan Pizza
Day 29 of Vegan Mofo and I'm slowly coming to the realisation that being hot and cold all the time and tired and having sniffles may actually mean I've got a cold. Possibly being slow on the uptake is another symptom. Anyway in what I expect is the last rev...

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Vegan Mofo: Lunchbox School Lesson Four
It's the last friday of Vegan Mofo and the last lesson of lunchbox school. This week we'll be talking about the somewhat less glamorous topics of planning and preparation. Lesson 4: Plan and Prep The two things that make all lunchbox making endeavors go smo...

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Vegan Mofo Day 25: Gingerbread Duckies
I'm so tired right now and combining balleling insomnia with icing (badly) eyes onto gingerbread ducks at six in the morning didn't help. But I couldn't help myself. I had a craving for gingerbread and couldn't resist these lovely cutters. Night all. What d...

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Pittsburgh Steak Sandwiches
For lunch today I grabbed my copy of Vegan Sandwiches Save The Day  and a hunk of its Moo-Free Seitan and made these fab Pittsburgh Steak Sandwiches. Marinated steak strips, avocado, garlicky mayo and salad greens made an amazingly good meal. And I took the...
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