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Bonny Bonafilla
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A country girl in the city.
A country girl in the city.

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The White Lough on a sparkling summer evening ...
When we're back home in Ireland our default dog-walking venue is the White Lough, which is just a hop, a skip and a jump away from my parents' home. It's a firm favourite for an after-dinner romp on bright summer evenings when we need to walk off a few calo...

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Evening Daisy ...
I happened to be in the garden last night at the bewitching hour when the sun was setting and the garden was filled with the most amazing golden light. Here in Northern Ireland, at this time of the year the days are longer than they are back in London, and ...

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Who needs Carcasonne when you've got Caernarfon?
Now I have to 'fess up to having driven past this place dozens of times, dashing back and forth from the Dublin ferry, without ever stopping to have a proper look. I've gasped and sighed over other medieval citadels here and there and further afield, but I'...

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Hay-on Wye ... a Welsh Timbuktu ... sort of ...
I love Hay-on-Wye. It's totally my kind of town. Mr B and I are in the habit of going there on a fairly regular basis to shop, shop, shop. We love it. Friends will be puzzled by this shop, shop, shop business because neither of us is the type to hang around...

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School's out ... and it's officially summer ...
It's been a long time coming, but, finally, Emi's got his summer hols. Not having to get up at the crack of dawn this morning was blissful. And today is quite possibly the best day of the year: this first day of the summer holidays, when we can wind down fr...

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This is such a sumptuous image. Truly beautiful. 
Another flower scan....the process was a tip found at French Kiss Textures, but can also read how I did mine on my post. Have fun scanning....

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Ode to June ... and TGI Friday ...
Crumbs it's way too hot down here in the Big Smoke. It's been like this for ages, and for some reason all this hot, hot weather has inspired me to sew. Perhaps it's because I've felt the need of some relaxed summer dresses - the kind that fit loosely, and h...

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T-shirt Up-cycle - a patternless pattern ...
I've been mulling over the idea of using a simple T-shirt as the beginnings of a summer dress.  I started off with a small, white vest-top from Primark for a little girl aged 3 - 4 years.  It cost me the princely sum of £1.30, and then I used bits of left-o...

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Mid-Summer Meadow of Cornflower Blue ...
Last night I took a short-cut through Walpole Park on the way home. As I was steaming along I came across the most beautiful sight: a mid-summer meadow of cornflower blue. I was enchanted. All I needed to complete the scene was for Puck and Bottom to wander...

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Pink Clematis Pin Cushion ... how-to
I have to say these tapestry pin cushions have become a bit of a habit ... This is my latest creation: I've worked this design half cross-stitch on a 10 mesh interlock needlepoint canvas using 4 ply tapestry wool. Here is my stitch-pattern: I started from t...
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