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Siwan Sloman
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Merlin has new friends
You've probably noticed over the years, that I quite like making Christmas decorations.  It may also have come to your attention that I buy sewing/embroidery/craft magazines that often have free gifts or kits. So in true Sew and Siw fashion, I bought a Chri...

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The final curtain
I know I probably shouldn't say this, but I really hope   that the title of this post is true! For those of you have been faithful followers of this (rather intermittent) blogger (and thank you if you are!), you will know all about my bumpy road to curtaini...

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House tour - part 5
We're almost there now!  Not far to go! As I've implied in previous instalments, what I've left to show you is probably the least dramatic of all the work we've done to the house. In the 'guest' bathroom and WC, all we changed really was the ugly lino for s...

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Getting the juices running
I know the title of this blog suggests that it is all about sewing and suchlike, but are there restrictions to being creative? Like many of you, I'm sure, I've been getting my teeth into the latest series of Great British Bake Off (excuse the pun!).  As eve...

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Literary catch up
I am acutely aware that I'm a bad blog-mother (or whatever you'd call someone who should be caring for her readers but forgets to post anything for weeks or months) and haven't given you any 'sustenance' for some time. To be honest, it has been a pretty awf...

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Back to basics
I've been having a bit of a rethink about my sewing plans recently, ... mainly in light of the shambles I made of some recent projects. I admit, I've lost confidence in my ability and have come to the conclusion that the next step is: a) to give up b) only ...

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Total blackout
It is high time that you all got an update following my last disastrous post .  The title of this post could refer to my lack of contact with my loving public (!), and I apologise profusely for that*.  In fact I'm referring to the fact that DH and I are now...

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A complete disaaaaaster
I'm sure you all realise that not everything works out as planned with sewing projects, as with anything else.  Well, let me tell you that that was definitely the case for me last weekend (not the one just gone - I had to wait a week to blog about it as I w...

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From Bedroom to Zenana*
After we moved into our house, we were ridiculously organised and went fabric hunting for our kitchen, bedroom and living room curtains WAY before there was any hope (or money and time) to make them.  At least we managed to save up and make the kitchen blin...

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New year's sewing resolutions
As ever, with the new year, new leaves are turned over, fresh starts are made, blah-di-blah..... Well, that is all good and well if you've finished everything off before the new year starts! Unfortunately, I didn't.  So my new year is starting by trying to ...
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