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I had to chuckle at this recent Instagram post by @zerowastechef, in which she highlighted in a mirthful way some of the side effects of her zero waste lifestyle. As I was prepping sauerkraut today, while waiting for the sourdough loaf to cool, I was mulling over some of the realities of my approach to life, [...]

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Materials, habits and style

I enjoyed following #SlowFashionOctober on social media. However as October was a busy month, rather than run myself frantic to try to keep up, I decided instead to write a couple of essays this month to explore some “slow wardrobe” thoughts and perspectives that don’t necessarily lend themselves to photos or a short IG visual [...]

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The latest episode of my podcast is now live. The podcasts will also be available on iTunes, PlayerFM and other podcast catchers within the next 24 hours. As always, I can be found on Instagram and Ravelry. There is also a Ravelry Group for the Mrs M’s Curiosity Cabinet podcast. Natural shades I recently took part in the [...]

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It has been a while but the latest episode of my podcast is now live. The podcasts will also be available on iTunes, PlayerFM and other podcast catchers within the next 24 hours. As always, I can be found on Instagram and Ravelry. There is also a Ravelry Group for the Mrs M’s Curiosity Cabinet podcast. This episode [...]

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The latest episode of my podcast is now live. The podcasts will also be available on iTunes, PlayerFM and other podcast catchers within the next 24 hours. As always, I can be found on Instagram and Ravelry. There is also a Ravelry Group for the Mrs M’s Curiosity Cabinet podcast. Edinburgh Yarn Festival – impressions In this episode [...]

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The latest episode of my podcast is now live. The podcasts will also be available on iTunes, PlayerFM and other podcast catchers within the next 24 hours. As always, I can be found on Instagram and Ravelry. There is also a Ravelry Group for the Mrs M’s Curiosity Cabinet podcast. In this short episode I review Blacker Yarns’ [...]

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The “January” episode of my podcast is now live, a little later due to a rogue fire alarm and  a few days away to celebrate my 10th wedding anniversary. The podcasts will also be available on iTunes, PlayerFM and other podcast catchers within the next 24 hours. As always, I can be found on Instagram and Ravelry. There [...]

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I have recently acquired a metre of “British wool cloth” to make a skirt after a lot of research and a fair amount of muttering. Knitters, especially in the UK, are very fortunate. It is increasingly possible to know the breed content of a wool, sometimes even which farm it was sourced from and/or where [...]

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My 2018 sewing plans

During the past week I’ve seen lots of #2018makenine sewing plans on Instagram in the lethargic hours between bouts of sinusitis and gastric flu. Although I felt too washed out to pull together my own collage of patterns, I was certainly mulling over my sewing plans. And in hindsight I don’t think the nine-grid Instagram [...]

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Episode 9: Of treats and books

The final podcast episode of this year is now live. The podcasts will also be available on iTunes, PlayerFM and other podcast catchers within the next 24 hours. As always, I can be found on Instagram and Ravelry. There is also a Ravelry Group for the Mrs M’s Curiosity Cabinet podcast. First there are a couple of no-nylon [...]

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