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  • Halloween at Mother Eagle Towers

      Hope you had a great Halloween! Can’t believe it’s over already! Credit to my mister for his pumpkin-pimpin’ super skillz. You can see more pics on my Facebook page.  

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  • Warning: This Cake May Give You Nightmares.

    Inspired by our trip last week to Highgate Cemetary, and as part of our usual annual festivities, we decided instead of boring old cupcakes, I’d make a whole cake this year. I did have a flash of inspiration watching the Great British Bake Off to make a Haunted Gingerbread House, but decided against something quite so ambitious as a first attempt, uninitiated as we are in the art of gingerbread architecture. Alway up for a challenge and hungry to show off (there I said it, it’s sad but true – we’re all about the Facebook thumbs up) we decided to...

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  • What Big Ears You Have…

    Not quite finished, but I thought I’d share the progress before the weekend, and will show you the finished thing on Monday. I’m fulfilling a dream tonight…off to see Don Giovanni at the Opera. I’ll let you know how it is!  

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  • HooooOOOOOOOWWWWWllllll…

      I’ll be working on him this week. Filed under: Thoughts Tagged: embroidery, Mother Eagle, My work, Split stitch, Work in Progress

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  • My Autumn Expedition To The Great Beyond.

    I’m posting later than I usually do this week because I went to London at the weekend for something I had to do for my alter-ego as a clinical aromatherapist. While I was there my husband and I had time to go to Highgate Cemetary for a little walk around. It is quite a famous place and I’ve wanted to visit for ages. There are over 53,000 graves. It was the most perfect day for it. Very mild, not at all cold, and a heavy mist hanging around everywhere. And all the flaming colours of October everywhere. I really like...

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  • Just a little something…

    As it’s the BEST month, and I had this lovely hand dyed silk, I made a quick and spontaneous little pattern, and made this seasonal lovely: I LOVE PUMPKINS. So very simple, I used this lovely thread to satin stitch the plump pumpkin in sections, which really shows off the different colours. It’s a brownier colour than a traditional Jack O’ Lantern colour but I think this makes it less cartoony and more sophisticated. I then made an extra long bullion knot in olive green silk, and realised too late that this would have been a great one for a...

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  • On My Bookshelf...Little Draculas Christmas

    And now for something completely different… I hope you have been enjoyin gmy Tuesday dose of visual books that I love and am inspired by. I have so far mainly shared my Folio Society editions of classic children’s fiction. Well, time for a switcheroo I thought. Now I know it’s not Christmas, and it’s not Halloween. But, in my heart, it always is a little bit. And when I was browsing my bookshelf for this week’s edition I saw this thin little book, 16 years old, hiding at the end, and thought ‘Why not?!’ One of the nicest things I...

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  • New friends.

    Do you like them? I photographed them in order of age – the first one is the first one I made. The second one was christened by Mr T. as Snuggletooth and he has become quite attached. The rest are all made from wool and silk. What do you think? Should I make more of them?  

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  • Shop updates!

    Evening all. Today was a good day. I HAD originally intended to go to the Knitting and Stitching Exhib at Harrogate, seeing as my appetite for it wasn’t completely sated by the Ally Pally one I went to earlier in the year. But then I got LOADS OF SALES!! BIG. SMILEY. FACE. I mean when I say ‘loads’ I don’t mean loads, but several, and all awesome to me! The first order was in fact for a wholesale shipment and I have sent 15 pieces to a lovely lady in Portland, Oregon (which is the epicentre of the craft world,...

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  • Halloween at my house, 2011

    Frankenstein's Monster Beetlejuice The Creature From The Black Lagoon Fright Night Pudding! That’s my Sylvia Ji impression. This year was a fabulous Halloween, with all the perfect ingredients: pumpkin carving a la my man (his annual weekend craft project), scary movies, stodgy, wintery food (meatballs and  cheesy cornbread and my special carrot cake as pictured above) and costumes. And the best bit of course, is that it is our 3rd wedding anniversary and we spent it together, geeking out. xx Happy Hallow’een!   

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