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I'm not sure about this. This is my finished Scrappy Pincushion Swap. It had a bumpy road. I was happy with the finished paper pieced fabric. See…61 half inch hexes.

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The idea was I'd create a pillow to sit in this vintage Japanese wooden bowl….I had some fit issues. And it wasn't working as I'd seen…so out came the mini felt beads and I think I'm happy with it. It might have a little yum yuckness about it. The large red felt bead and grey petals are for needles so that they don't disappear into the pincushion. It's about 6inches in diameter. Hoping my partner enjoys it.

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AND to finish off an average working week I received this loveliness from Georgia. Well there are more goodies but they've been absorbed into the craft room, check it all out here. LOOK at those apple pins, they are so adorable and both of the cushions are super delicious. Thank you Georgia for such an enjoyable swap.

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It's been a while since I've done a post that includes an actual picture of me. Here you go, crazy eye and all. Well it's a sliver. I wanted to show you my newish scarf that I got from Zakka Box here in Perth. I know. A real live store with Zakka goodness. It's a lovely store and the owner was really sweet, encouraging us to bring our fatty boy, Teddy, in so he could try on some of the pooch clothing she has. I've added Zakka Box to my interesting retailers in Perth google map. I've also changed the settings on this map so others can edit and add. I LOVE this scarf. It's soft and squishy and the polka dots make me smile, go figure. I'm in danger of overexposing it as I can't stop wearing it and have even considered going back for a second one in a different colourway, I know, sickness.

Check out this nifty scarf wearing technique over at Raglan Guild, via Tania, also check out the scarf Tania made using my scrappy crochet scarf pattern, super lovely.

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Yep, I got the flu, again. Darn it. So bloody annoyed, annoyed that I didn't go get the flu vacc after my last flu in April. Trust me, in the next couple of weeks I'm off to get the jab. Being off work for 3 days gave me time to hook. I've been obsessed with crochet potholders having seen the swaps that have happened in the past and not having had the time to participate. Check out these two flickr groups, lots of crochet potholder's to drool over.

First up, flower potholder. I used Tahki Cotton Classic and did two rounds to make it nice and dense and crochet them together when I did the scalloped edging. Ravelry link.

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Next up I totally got this idea from Hello Yarn's hexagon potholder, but I did african flower centres. I couldn't get the hang of crocheting them together as I went so I sewed them together at the end. I love this one. It's about 6 inches across. Again, used the Tahki Cotton Classic and a 4mm hook. Ravelry link.

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Have you also seen Kath's running a mini quilt along? Get on over to join in and have a chance to win on of six copies of Whipup Mini Quilts.