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Go On Retreat With Brenda Dayne at Gwlana

Ever fancied yourself taking a bit of time out of life to relax, knit and spend time in the company of like minded people? Developed by knitting podcaster and designer Brenda Dayne, the Gwlana retreat takes place in Wales twice a year, with the next retreat happening on the weekend of 15-18th May 2015. There’s…

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Another 10 Random Facts

Image Details: “Gun Barrel Proof House, Banbury Street, Digbeth – 10mph sign” by ell brown, via Flickr. Inspired and enabled, as usual, by Martine “The Enabler” iMake (that SO makes her sound like a WWE wrestler) as well as Kate from Kate’s Twirl and the lovely Mossy Moss Stitch, I have cobbled together 10 random…

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Knitting and Crochet Blog Week 2013

Image Details: “Writing Apparatus” by Kazarelth, via Flickr. The 4th annual Knitting and Crochet Blog Week is coming up next month, between the 22nd and 28th April. This is run by Mimi of the Eskimimimakes Blog, and involves Knitting and Crochet bloggers taking part in a week-long series of blogs, one per day, on a…

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Olympic Gold

Olympic Gold was an awesome game for the Mega Drive, which was released in 1992 to coincide with the Barcelona Olympics. I was a big fan of the 100m sprint, although winning this involved rapidly pushing the A and B buttons to make the little guy on the screen run faster. How Sega have not…

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The Spirit of Christmas

Image Details: ‘christmas tree explosion (day 9 of 365) EXPLORED!!!’ by stephenvance, via Flickr I know, I know, I can’t believe I am writing a blog post about the ‘C’ word either. In September. It hasn’t even been Hallowe’en yet, not that it makes much difference to the retail industry, who are already trying to…

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From Ewe to Yarn: Short back and sides.

Image details: ‘Warning Sheep!’, by pearsongraphics, via Flickr Sheep shearing and wool production has been an important part of the UK’s sheep industry for the past 6000 years. Sheep are usually sheared at the beginning of the summer months, as they no longer naturally moult, to prevent them overheating in the warm weather. For many…

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Babybee

Image Details: ‘Baby girl album’ by jerseygal2009, via Flickr. Things have been a little quiet on the crafting front at Shinybees HQ for the past couple of weeks since a special delivery on 28th March, when the Babybee came crashing into the world. Whilst she is a good model for my booties, I simply haven’t…

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