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About rollingpinsandneedles

nearly self-taught knitter and baker

on creative endeavours

I’ve started to add badges to my right hand side widget. It’s only the 8th of January and I already have two: The Shift Dress Sew Along, hosted by Rosie Wednesday The Georgia Dress Sew Along, hosted by By Hand … Continue reading

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happy new year and joining bloglovin

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I just joined bloglovin and need to do this to claim my blog. So there.   Also, happy new year everyone. 

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reboot

It’s been over a year since I posted on this blog; the reasons are: 1. No camera to speak of 2. I moved 3. Work work work work work 4. I’ve been getting a sewing education SEWING, folks. Sewing. I’ve … Continue reading

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chocolate roulade

SO, This week I did something a bit naughty – I pretty much pushed one of my friends into creating his own blog. That’s right. And all just to make sure I’m forced to post more often. So far it’s … Continue reading

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coconut tea cake

I should probably explain the reason for my absence from this blog. It’s two-fold really: 1. I really needed to give baking a break. Not because I had grown tired of it, quite the contrary; mainly because my waistline suffered … Continue reading

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lemon curd

or: This post may or may not need a more reverential tone from me During the Queen’s jubilee (not sure jubilee is capitalised but in case it is, Jubilee – also, can I say ‘Queen’?), I decided to break my … Continue reading

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quilting

So I’m trying to focus on my crafts a bit more and avoid making so many sweets. It hasn’t exactly worked yet (just ask the carrot cake we finished last week) but at least I’m trying. I bought a quilting … Continue reading

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honey, do I look old in this?

I like needlepoint. There, I said it. Earlier this year I said I’d try to post more of my crafts, as a conscious effort to make more and actually finish things I start. My first crafty post of the year … Continue reading

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mac and cheese (minus the cheese)

Yes that is a misleading title. I just needed a pretext to talk about some macarons I made, and the above seems good enough. Little known fact about me: I’ve never had mac and cheese. I will though. Tomorrow. But I … Continue reading

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dare to make scones

So, Here is the latest installment of the sometimes exciting, sometimes not so much, Daring Bakers. This month the challenge was brought to us by someone called Audax Artifex. Well, I’m sure that’s not his name, but that’s his, let’s … Continue reading

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