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Plastic-free food shopping 1970s style: Part 2

In my last post Plastic-free shopping 1970s style: Part 1 we went shopping with me and my late Nan on the bus (buz) into Hanley in the centre of Stoke-on-Trent in a bid to investigate the plastic-free food that went into her… Continue Reading →

Our 2017: Work, waste and consumerism

I have been gone for just over a year. By that I mean from the blog, and for the earlier part of the year in many respects, the home, without even venturing far from home. How can that be? Why… Continue Reading →

Flea Fair Finds: Vintage fabric

Recently I went to the Malvern Flea Fair (my nearest flea market), and came home with two pieces of charming vintage tartan and cotton fabric of – I don’t know what age – but I liked it. I frequent the fair, usually… Continue Reading →

Knitted Christmas

Knitting tree ornaments was my ‘unwind’ before Christmas. I was reading The Knitter magazine on a train homewards after three days away for work. There were only a few days left to go before the maelstrom of Christmas Day and… Continue Reading →

Unplanned afghan blanket- don’t plan, just jump right in

Have you ever marvelled at beautiful afghan blankets made from crochet granny squares, or patchwork quilts made from a myriad of scrap pieces of fabric? A truly kaleidoscope effect can be made with some careful arrangement and planning of colours… Continue Reading →

A crafter’s hallowed ground

Inspiration is a fine thing, but sometimes it can fail you…..for a while. Some time ago I embarked on a pair of patchwork curtains made of fabric remnants. I was merrily stitching squares to squares, but something was bothering me…. Continue Reading →

Return to crafting

It’s been a hectic time at the Go Homespun household, so much so that the knitting needles, crochet hooks, drop spindles and other crafting paraphernalia have had to be put aside (hard to do) – hence a long absence. Over… Continue Reading →

Five thrifty ways to make curtains

Curtains finish a room as well as having the obvious practical advantages of keeping the drafts out and closing you off from the outside world, but you need to be thrifty if you want plush curtains for a reasonable price…. Continue Reading →

A foray into furnishings and home decor

Lately my thoughts have wandered into the realms of sewing home furnishings (at the moment curtains), and even into cross-stitch, embroidery and patchwork. It grew out of a need for curtains. The house renovation project that Mr L and I have been working… Continue Reading →

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