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Jen Beaton
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mum, volunteer, campaigner, blogger, crafter and occasional sleeper...
mum, volunteer, campaigner, blogger, crafter and occasional sleeper...

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Moving on xx
Hello lovely wool followers. It's been a great time here on this little old blog of mine, but as with all things in life, it's time to move on and grow. So, you can still find me, typing and hooking away, but over here: www.theothermrsbeaton.com And my firs...

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The Pro's and Con's of the Craft Fair (or, why we freeze our butts off)
I've just got back from a day peddling my wares at a Christmas Craft Fair. This one was for an excellent cause - Sophie's Smile -and always has a lovely vibe, good footfall and superb volunteers (like, the actually come around offering free tea and coffee e...

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Changing Status: When do I stop being Red, White and Blue?
I was struck by a tricky modern dilemma this morning. My Facebook friends (thankfully many of whom are real life people who I can actually talk to, you know, face-to-face) started changing their profile pictures. Back. Within hours of the terrible events in...

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Crochet bringing people together (amidst tears, swearing and wine)...
So nearly a year ago I wrote about a lovely lady. It's a tricky one this, because she passed away, very suddenly and left a lot of folk stunned, shocked and empty. It hurt. I didn't know her all that well, only from playgroup and singing group, but what I d...

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The 2015 Handmade Fair: Knitted it, ate it, nailed it.
It would've been rude not to go really, and in the name of research (ahem!) Jaydee and myself set off for Hampton Court Palace. Please don't go all Henry VIII, it was the parky bit with tents and marquees and a whole heap of ladies getting their craft on. I...

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Dad Made It: Crochet Tools for Muvverhookers...
So the last time Dad and I worked on something it was my GCSE maths coursework. There were tears, it didn't end well and I wasn't (quite) old enough to hit the Merlot to take the pain away. Fast forward 20years and due to a Grandparent-down-size-garage-clea...

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Happy Holidays Mess No. 2: Potty training (or, 'How to crap in a wheelbarrow like a pro')
Hattie is two and a half. She is my second and final child. I can't express how much I am over scraping poo off her butt. She needs to do her thing in the appropriate place. So decision made, it was time to communicate this to Hattie.  The summer holiday is...

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The Wheels on the Bus go Where?
The first of our adventures for this summer was to the Firepit Campsite in Norfolk...Sam and Hattie are now obsessed with playing buses, making up stories about where they are going to go, and holding the obligatory fire drills... Find out more about our ad...

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Keeping track of the days this summer x
There are loads of free printable scrapbook pages , calendars and to-do lists out there at the moment, and they are a cute way to organise stuff. As soon as school was out (less than 30 hours ago as I write), Sam was asking what was happening on what day......
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