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Author Archives: Rachel
I’ve just been away on holiday… Look what was waiting for me! It’s the second year I’ve had this runner bean plant and it just keeps producing more and more.
I went to a super interesting course yesterday at Capital Growth about growing winter veges. We always have to work a season ahead, so we need to plant now for harvesting throughout winter, starting in the first week of November, … Continue reading
I love my bicycle. It’s my favourite way to get around London: far quicker, easier and a little bit cheaper too. I’ve also been fascinated with cycle travel. I know some people that have cycled around Ireland and cycled along … Continue reading
My previous project was a super simple, typical hat – so for this one I wanted to explore a new way of making hats. This hat is knitted from the front, to the back (not bottom to the top) and … Continue reading
I had most of a ball of yarn leftover from my leafy sweater I made last year. It’s a really nice soft green, in a very soft cotton and bamboo mix. Baby hat! It’s about all you can do with … Continue reading
I’m going through a yarn de-stash at the moment. Ideally, I’d love to say it’s all about living simpler, wanting less, consuming less, and all of that fantastic stuff I believe in – but to be very honest it’s been brought … Continue reading
I’ve signed up to a local beekeeping course! It’s being run in a local park and gives an intro into beekeeping, so that by the end I should get a good enough sense of it to decide whether or not … Continue reading
I had a sudden urge to sew something. looking thro my fabric box I found some nice thick cream linen – 2 rectangles and a long piece. It gave me an idea to make a bag. A bag specifically for … Continue reading
Every year while I was growing up my dad would make fresh hot cross buns on Good Friday. Since moving out of home I missed the lovely smell of the fresh buns so have done the same. I like making … Continue reading
Aren’t daffodils the greatest sight ever? Even after such a mild Winter it’s still wonderful to have them signalling the warmer months ahead.