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These are all the posts in the “making” section.

There are currently two sub-categories – crochet and wood stuff – but more will be added when I make new stuff!

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We made another shelter for the chickens yesterday. My mum calls them “smoking shelters” and I guess the principle is the same – although if I find out our little girls are smoking in there*, there will be hell to pay ;) My original idea of duplicating the first shelter just using bigger pallets didn’t [...]

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It’s super foggy here this morning so I need some ace inspiration to get going – and I thought you might need some too. Here are some of my favourite reads from the last few weeks… Ana White makes things that always excite me – demystifying woodwork and creating fab bits of furniture cheaply and [...]

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I finally built my long-awaited shelter for the chicken run on Saturday – hurrah! It will provide more stomping space (since they can stomp around underneath and on top), more shelter for the rain and somewhere sheltered to hang another drinker. My original plan had been very fancy – involving a sloped solid platform (to [...]

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(Is it just me or does “frugal bean bag” sound like a filthy euphemism? … It’s just me, isn’t it?) As I mentioned in passing last week during my quick week-off updates, I made a bean bag from some old bedding. We wanted a fairly sizeable beanbag for the animals to sit on in front [...]

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My week off is racing by and I’m trying to stay off my computer as much as possible because it’s like a black hole for my doing stuff energy… Yesterday was less productive than Monday & Tuesday – a long-long-long-awaited trip to the hairdressers (which made me feel more detached from mainstream society than ever!) [...]

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Hurrah! My week off has started well. Last week was a busy one – working as usual during the day, then in the evenings, Tuesday through to Sunday, I was at Bingley Little Theatre for one reason or another (mostly rehearsals/show nights for the weekend’s studio productions). That ate into my fun making-and-doing time somewhat [...]

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