happy creative new year

dear diary, Out with the old and in with the new…a new year heralds a new beginning, and I am looking forward to lots more creatively colourful adventures in 2014. I hope you will join me! Having been away over Christmas, there was a lot of catching up to do…

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a christmas wish

A big thank you to all of you who have supported me this year, have left lovely comments (I love reading them), purchased my patterns (watch out for many more), joined me in my ‘homely blanket quest’ (I hope you have loved it as much as I have) and generally…

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festive inspiration

dear diary, Sometimes we can all get stuck for some great colour combination inspiration, and sometimes we just don’t feel brave enough to explore and step out of our comfort zone. There are times when we simply need a little help, and here is where I go to get fresh…

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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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nordic shawl – a journey

dear diary, Today is one of those special Ta-Dahhhh moments… you know the ones I mean!!! The ones that make a lot of hours spent working on a project worthwhile. As you know, I almost never use a pattern for my work unless I see something that jumps right at…

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