Projects

Handmade Birthday goodness!

Image Details: ‘Birthday cake’ by 3liz4, via Flickr So, there was a birthday at Shinybees HQ last week. Birthdays are always good news, because they generally involve cake and presents (and we’ll ignore the whole getting older bit in a blur of gin induced happiness) and I had plenty of both, minus the gin, unfortunately….

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Count me in!

Image Details: ‘counter on a zipper’ by pinprick, via Flickr The knitting row counter is a device for keeping tally of how many rows have been completed when hand knitting. It can also be used to track the number of increases and decreases made during a pattern. The first on-needle knitting row counters were seen…

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On the naughty chair…

Image Details: ‘Ducking Stool’ by kamsininjapan, via Flickr The Medieval period of the Middle Ages was a violent and blood thirsty time, but they sure knew how to do torture! Far from just being sent to ‘sit on the naughty chair’, the ducking stool was punishment taken to a whole new level. A punishment specifically…

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Save the youth, knit a hoodie…

Image Details: ‘Hoodie’ by Davharuk, via Flickr Nowadays, the humble hoodie, rather than being a utilitarian item of clothing, is often villified as the uniform of choice for the feral ‘yoof’ of Britain. This reputation is perhaps a little unfair: yes, a lot of young people choose to wear one, but then so does my…

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Your house was very small…

…with woodchip on the wall Image details: ‘Woodchip & Pencil’ by monikahoinkis, via Flickr I like Common People. Just not woodchip. It’s the most evil stuff known to man. I have no idea why anyone would ever think it stylish or even useful. I consider it to be a crime against humanity. It’s certainly an…

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