Category Archives: Gifts

Keeping on…

I’ve had very little internet access over the last couple of weeks. I didn’t really plan to disappear. Nothing serious, just life as it happens. I finished my game of tatting chicken. Frankendoily Lives! I scrounged every last piece of … Continue reading

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I’ve Been Hooked…

I have been lured over to the dark side, and started crocheting again. This little fellow just amused me! This is another craft that is so different from when I first learnt (more years ago than I care to remember). … Continue reading

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Carry Cat

Someone said that a cat’s mission in life is to find out what you’re doing, and stop you doing it. An excellent weapon in their arsenal is ‘presents’. This covers the entire spectrum of things that cats will bring into … Continue reading

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Reindeer Games…

I was visiting a gardening center today. They have a lovely selection of Christmas decorations and tableaux. With one extra… The cat was completely unconcerned with people, music, chatter or anything else. Having attended to his personal hygiene, there was … Continue reading

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Head Today, Gone Tomorrow…

I’ve been teaching music at a local school for the past nine years. About a month ago we found out that the head of the music department is going on early retirement. The school hasn’t found any replacement yet. We’ll … Continue reading

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Tat a Pot Plant!

I came across this pattern on ‘Intatters’ some time ago and tatted it as a gift for a friend of mine. Here’s the link – I used a polystyrene ball covered with felt inside the flowerpot (which originally held a … Continue reading

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That’s Write; A Tat or Two!

I’m getting ready to send off a few more queries. So far I’ve had one thanks-but-no-thanks and a deathly hush from one who said no answer in a month means no thanks. It’s about a week before the month is … Continue reading

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Follow the thread

A bit of bragging. I decided to make a tea shower (net to put over food to keep insects away) for my nephew and his wife as a house warming gift when they moved into their own home. Sewing them … Continue reading

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T’was the Night After Christmas…

Clearing up the debris of Christmas presents – or attempting to, the cats were having a blast with the wrapping paper – I was reminded of a Christmas when my son was around three. We had bought carefully chosen, age-appropriate … Continue reading

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