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gateway

You may recall that I really dithered for a long while about what craft project to take with me on holiday. At the last minute I settled on sashiko because it didn’t require a ton of equipment or effort. I’d … Continue reading

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“it feels like karma”

Once again we wake to a city shrouded in smoke. This has been life in Sydney for about six weeks. It’s expected to last all summer. But also: it isn’t obscene to find this intolerable. It is intolerable. Really excellent … Continue reading

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and let’s not forget the cough

I’ve done something to my lower back and it’s a little stiff and ouchy. Perceptive people might think this is work-stress related. I don’t feel all that mentally stressed, but that’s probably because my back has decided to cut my … Continue reading

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60before60: #08 make something from resin – part one

I’ve always responded well to objects made from resin. Coloured, clear, solid, opaque, shiny, matte – I’m all for it! And I’ve been keen to have a crack at making something resiny for a while now. This was one of … Continue reading

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coalface

Tough week at SML. Project Sulfur is about to enter the final phase and it’s now all “yeah we quoted you $X [to get the job], now it’s gonna be $X+$X”. The SML team has now jettisoned a bunch of … Continue reading

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25 days of …

You may recall my advent calendar conundrum. Executive summary: family wants to do advent calendars, I’m challenged because traditional calendars contain items that won’t work for me (booze, chocolate, make-up). Inspiration finally struck when I was about to consume my … Continue reading

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another holiday perhaps

Regular readers might remember the flower seeds I sewed back in September. Despite the old testament conditions** of drought, heat, dust and smoke, we have results! night shot (no flash) from excellent new phone! Well, we have some results, at … Continue reading

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hellscape

You might remember the dystopian smokiness enveloping the city back at the end of October. This did not abate at all while we were on holiday. We’re still covered smoke and it looks like hanging around for a while yet. … Continue reading

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preposterous accoutrements #01

Who doesn’t need an embroidered cotton luggage tag? such a bad idea on so many levels All yours for a mere $148! 2916 days

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no new clothes: day two

I’ve been ruminating over my wardrobe since my declaration earlier in the week that I didn’t need any new clothes – and then going out and buying several more garments that same day. I have been recently considering a clothes … Continue reading

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