Author Archives: missburrill

A moan about non-crafty staff in craft stores

This past week I was fortunate to visit Sydney for a couple of days. My schedule was busy but I had enough spare time for a quick visit to a well known knitting and tapestry store in the CBD. This … Continue reading

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Two projects finished already!

I am proud to say that yesterday I finished two projects.  I am embarrassed to say how easy they both were to finish. I had a pair of Dragonfly Socks which just needed one of the toes to be kitchener stitched. … Continue reading

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Farewell 2013

It’s New Year’s Eve and I just received an email with my blog statistics for 2013.  I need to get posting in 2014. The big event for me in 2013 was getting married in Hawaii.  We followed it up on … Continue reading

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I have been looking on Ravelry for a stash knitting group to join.  There are plenty but none of them seemed quite right for me.  Some seemed more interested In seeing who could knit the most yards/kilometres/miles while others want to … Continue reading

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I wonder how some stores survive…..

I live on the northside of Brisbane and have been looking at buying a new sewing machine.  I love my 20 year old machine but I’m ready to upgrade.  The Singer 160 at $499 is gorgeous.  It is limited edition … Continue reading

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Fabric Cutting Fail

The back of my knee length Pippa dress (Butterick 5710) consists of two pieces. I’ll insert a zip and sew a seam. Should be straight forward however look at this. The pattern wasn’t sitting flat when I cut the first … Continue reading

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Birthday Eve

Tonight is my birthday eve and it’s one of my most boring ones. I normally enjoy my birthday eve and farewell my old age. It makes my birthday more than just one day of celebration. I guess looking at it … Continue reading

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