Monthly Archives: April 2014

Sewing Double: Grainline Scout Tee

My second double this month! After selflessly sewing two Negronis for Mr M, I decided to test out the new pattern I bought the other day and make something for myself! I bought the Scout Tee pattern after attending my first Bay Area Sewists meetup and chatting to one of the other attendees, who recommended […]

Sewing Double: Colette Negroni

This weekend was a laidback sort of weekend, we are between visitors so just caught up on a few things, and I also spent some of it sewing! Yup. It seems that now is the time for tackling all those long ignored patterns and bits of fabric. I finally made my bombshell swimsuit and lakeside […]

Crochet cushion inspired by Pinterest

A few weeks ago I was looking through things I had pinned on Pinterest, and wanted to start you know…. actually doing something with some of them! This post I pinned because I loved the way the cushion is constructed, and how the colours go together: It is made out of regular granny squares, but […]

I used to love a Mixtape.

There was a special skill to compiling a good mixtape. Of course these days we don’t even have a cassette player in our apartment. I technically do still own a cassette player, my beloved Mini still has the original stereo, complete with cassette. Anyway, the skill of a mixtape was the right combination of music, […]

Budgerigar – Melopsittacus undulatus

I was bad, It was Good Friday yesterday, and as that is usually a bank holiday for me back in the UK, I cast aside the study and spent the day doing some crafting and watching tv. Yup. “But Lindsay, that exam won’t pass itself” Shush there little good pixie! The bad pixie on the […]

Lakeside Pajamas

I bought this pattern ages ago. In the Black Friday sale in fact. Yup, as I said. Ages ago. But last week it suddenly went all unseasonably warm. Even for California. And I melted. It was a sign of things to come. It was time to embrace having a full on summer wardrobe, I have […]

Chickpea and Spinach Pie

My old job was located right in Bristol city centre. Close proximity to all kinds of tasty foodstuffs, including the joy of Pieminister Mothership Tuesdays, Pippin doughnut Fridays, and a little place called Royce Rolls, which was just inside St Nick’s Market, and sold super tasty flapjacks sarnies and bits of pastry. This is my […]

Eastern Bluebird – Sialia sialis

Busy couple of weeks! Trips to Tahoe and Yosemite, paperwork, paperwork, more paperwork…….. Now back to business as usual. I was having a lazy Sunday morning yesterday (not quite as lazy as Mr M, who spent it sleeping), and decided to indulge myself in another little cross stitch project…. although on a decidedly smaller scale […]

My first foray into stretch fabrics: A Bombshell Swimsuit.

I saw the bombshell pattern last year. I bought the blue fabric for my bombshell swimsuit way back in February in Portland. I finally got all the rest of the bits and pieces for making it about a month ago, ballpoint pins, stretch needles, matching thread………… I just chickened out of taking the plunge and […]

Delia Smith. My Kitchen Deity.

Yeah, it has been a little while. I have been working on a couple of things, but mainly, and quite unexciting-ly, studying for my ASCP exam and applying for jobs. Dull I know. Anyhow, this project stemmed from a slightly silly little idea (but then, all the best ones are), which had been percolating in […]