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shrinkles blythe dolls, planes and cameras - cabochons for jewellery

From Instagram: Playing with Shrinkles (printable shrinking plastic) this evening.

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From Instagram: Edinburgh Christmas market.

From Instagram: Edinburgh Christmas market.

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fibre, paper shapes and pencils embedded in crystal resin disks

From Instagram: Experimenting with crystal resin.

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From Instagram: Good morning Den Haag.

From Instagram: Good morning Den Haag.

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Demolding smart objects for Museo della Guerra

From Instagram: Demolding smart objects for Museo della Guerra #meschproject

This image has been automagically pulled from my Instagram feed here These resin smart objects have NFC tags embedded in them. Content is triggered when they are placed on meSch…

Stylish Dress Book: U as top only

This is the first pattern I've made from this Japanese pattern book Stylish Dress Book but I think it's a keeper. It's the top section only from pattern U. I managed to find the English language version of the book and found it straightforward enough to follow.

Blythe raglan dress sewing pattern (Free Pattern)

A few years ago I modified some existing patterns into a Blythe raglan dress pattern. I used it a batch of times and then forgot about it. It's been languishing in a pile of human sized patterns until rescued in a recent clear out. This dress is unlined and features raglan sleeves and a cowl neckline. As with previous Blythe patterns it should fit both the standard factory body, a licca body and/or a flection pure neemo XS. Photographs below are shown on a flection pure neemo XS. Blythe raglan dress sewing pattern - finished

Barnacle Scarf

Recently finished the Barnacle Scarf pattern by Layla Chelache. This unusual multidimensional scarf was knitted in two skeins of Araucania Lonco Multy cotton yarn.

MAD Museum

Mechanical, Art and Design. Three wonderful things rolled into one at the MAD museum. bear frame with flowers animation house frame with colour changing leds animation The experience of being there on a hot August Saturday surrounded by tourists was quite similar to the feeling you might get staring at these animated gifs for longer than 10 seconds. They had all the interactions you can imagine, things that popped, boinged, bounced, rolled, railed, snapped, pinged, yanked and a skeleton on hold.
Motorbike and sidecar - Coventry Transport Museum

Coventry Transport Museum

From Instagram: Came across new moor market shop Mhacagi on lunch break and HAD to buy some of their beautiful fabric. @TheMoorMarket

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From Instagram: Second attempt at hand spun yarn. 100grams of spun happiness now waiting for a project.

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Google Maps API V3 Demos

Google Maps API V3 Demos

The following demos may prove useful to someone. The are based on one of the WordPress plugins built for the Innovage iStep European project. Click on the link below each…
From Instagram: Back in the office reading up on data visualisations @meschproject #makies

From Instagram: Back in the office reading up on data visualisations @meschproject #makies

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Cotton doubling machine at Masson Mills

Masson Mills Textile Museum

Visited Masson Mills Textile Museum in Derbyshire this morning. They have a museum with working machines that process fleece into threads and then into fabric. We had the place practically…
Ran out of craft projects so having a go at weaving for the first time. :-)

From Instagram: Ran out of craft projects so having a go at weaving for the first time. :-)

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Silk Slip – Knitting Lingerie Style

Recently finished this project using a couple of balls of Sublime Cashmere Merino Silk Aran weight yarn and less than a meter of almond silk. Very quick to knit up…

Make vertical swipe scroll down in browser on Android

I needed to catch left swipe and have it force the page to scroll down in the browser on an Android device. Regular scrolling (up and down) needed to continue…

Paperclay Doll Complete

Yes she is finished. Yes, she does look this creepy in real life. Well, actually, in real life, she looks even creepier.

Burda 3/2008 114

This is the third time I've made this skirt to date. There's just something wonderful about an item of clothing that has pockets that are actually big enough to be useful. The only difference to the original pattern is that I line the skirt. I find it hangs better with a layer of lining. Burda 3/2008 114The fabric is the last of a 6 yard bolt of Vlisco Dutch-African waxed cotton I purchased in London a while back.