christmas preparations

dear diary, It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… The festive preparations are well under way around here at Made with Loops, and I am loving every minute of it. To me there is nothing more exciting than Christmas time…getting all the decorations down from the loft… …and lovingly…

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the ‘homely blanket’ quest – square 34

dear diary, It’s the third Advent weekend and time for the second last square of the ‘homely blanket’ quest. Only one more square to go…almost impossible to believe I know, and then comes the dreaded sewing up. I thought we stay with the festive theme for this week’s square. I…

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the ‘homely blanket’ quest – square 33

dear diary, Happy second Advent! I hope you are all beginning to feel a little festive and are enjoying some special ‘me’ time with your crochet or knitting? I am trying to finish my last handmade present for a dear friend, as well as some translation work that pays the…

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Africa in pictures (part 2)

dear diary, Christmas around the Cape…   We certainly had Christmas with a difference 🙂 To be continued…

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A Christmas Gift

dear diary, I had been thinking of a gift from me to all you lovely loopy follower’s for a while, and last week when visiting one of my fave shops, Stash Fine Yarn’s in Chester, I had a light-bulb moment…hurrah!!! On seeing a basket full of gorgeously squishy Louisa Harding – Thistle yarn,…

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