Lighthouse In Progress

A very Merry Mid Summer (or Mid Winter) to you :) I feel I have been a long time away and there are many reasons for that. Probably the most interesting, has been the making of the lighthouse – not least that it has overtaken the Makery to to the point that it is next […]

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An Autumn Story (A Granny Square Post)

 Nowadays, with all the roaring of traffic and blaring out of music and televisions, it’s more difficult to hear it. But still, if you listen carefully, throughout the Autumn months, you can hear a quiet contented purring sound. That is the clicking of needles and whirring of sewing machines as all the Grannies take up […]

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SNAKES AND LADDERS (A Granny Square Story)

One Summer’s day, Knit and Purl arrived at Granny Square’s caravan and found her busy knitting a draft excluder to go across her front door. “Isn’t it a bit hot to be making that?” asked Knit. “On the contrary,” said Granny Square, “I’m not going to have another Winter with the North Wind whistling around […]

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A SUMMER STORY

If you have been thinking that Granny Square’s hair looks a bit like a bird’s nest, there’s a reason for that: One morning, Granny Square was out of sorts.  “As soon as you have finished your breakfast, I’d like you to go all round the caravan oiling the hinges, Knit,” she said. “Something has been […]

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A BASIC JOINTED CLOTH DOLL TUTORIAL

  This post is adapted from the Tutorial which accompanies my Basic Jointed Cloth Doll Pattern. I’m posting it here because the techniques used are readily transferable to many patterns for dolls and softies (although some patterns will have some pieces that will have to be cut with a seam allowance and sewn in the traditional […]

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