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Zucchini Fritters with minty yoghurt dip

  This is our first foray into savoury recipes and it was a lot of fun to make and photograph something a little different. We originally did this recipe for a submission to a cookbook, so we are hoping that it's going to "cut the mustard," so to speak. We'll let you know how we go with the submission, but, onto the recipe. These … [Read More...]

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Upcycle paper plates into pretty gift boxes

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Preparing your fabric for hand embroidery

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Recycle Tooth fairy box from kinder surprise egg

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Magnetic pinkeep

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Banana choc chip weet-bix muffins

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Pretty little coin purse- free pattern

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And the Winner is . . .!

  The Winner of the Fabulous  Kindred Stitches Magazine. Prize of One Year's subscription to Kindred Stitches Digital Magazine, Six patterns of the winners choice from the Kindred Stitches … [Read More...]


Jingle Sampler.

    Here's the seventh Christmas Sampler in the series of Samplers. All redwork. I managed to stitch half the sampler during the first episode of "Outlander"! My new most … [Read More...]


How to attach a sew in purse frame

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