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Mathilde Favre
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French, mother of 2
French, mother of 2

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Working for The Co-op
I finally landed a job with my dream employer, The Co-op. I started 2 weeks ago and it's been great. There are a lot of changes happening as The Co-op hit a pretty bad patch when The Co-op Bank suffered some serious losses. I was a bit miffed to find out th...
Working for The Co-op
Working for The Co-op
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Sewing Project: Upcycling a Jumper into a Cardigan
Hi, as I mentioned in my April post, I have several sewing projects I need to finish, and here is one I have finally managed to complete: turning a cashmere jumper into a cardigan/ jacket. I started this project at a French Knots 'Clothes Clinic' workshop i...
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Baking: Banana Tea Bread
Hi, not posted in a while, probably hit by SAD. But I've managed to catch up with quite a few things over the past few weeks, such as cleaning the windows (with diluted vinegar and a microfibre cloth, very easy) and tidying up my 'sweet' recipes. I have sev...
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The Honey Bee, a messenger of love
Been watching interesting but scary films about honey bees, colony collapse disorder (CCD) and wider issues. When we had an allotment (early part of the noughties), a Belgian friend kept bees and was worried about them being ill. Since then, this issue has ...
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Brighton Waste House - I'd live there!
Found out about this house/ project in an email from Good Day at Work that has been sitting in my inbox for a while, and led to this article in the Guardian. Look at this! How amazing is it? I love the look of that house covered in carpet tiles,  and the ca...
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Sewing activities - projects to finish
At some point, I will finish the patchwork star cushion cover I started in September 2014. Since then, I also started: an Advent bunting (2 workshops with French Knots in Sale in Nov14), a Dorset brooch that I carry in my handbag at all times - easy to keep...
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Patchwork Star
Thank God for crafty workshops that keep me making now that I'm at work full time. Latest effort is this gorgeous star - my children chose the colour scheme. Squares then triangles...
Patchwork Star
Patchwork Star
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Child's PJ trousers
Here is another make I produced under Jo's guidance at French Knots Craft Studio . We drew the pattern for one leg by following the outline of existing PJ trousers. I increased the length a bit. It's important to stretch the elastic band at this stage or th...
Child's PJ trousers
Child's PJ trousers
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Re-use by the sea: Lindisfarne sheds and sea-glass jewellery
We had a lovely in Holy Island on Lindisfarne during the school holidays. I wish to celebrate this magnificent re-use of material: turning herring fishing boats into beautiful sheds. Another impressive example of re-use is sea glass jewellery. I bought a be...
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