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Durban – I heart Market

The texture, the colours and aromas of food and craft markets are a sensual delight.  I have now found my favourite.  The I heart (written as the heart symbol) Market at the Moses Mabhida stadium grounds in Durban.  During our winter visit to Durban a special classmate from Maris Stella class of ’86 arranged that we meet at the I ... Read More »

New Look Pattern 6641 – Kids Pyjamas and Nightie

Fjord loves the pyjamas which I made for him using New Look Pattern 6641.  I would like to share the few changes which I made. The 1st pair I made were the red, his head was very tight going through the neck hole of the top and is a bit uncomfortable when taking off and putting on.  On the 2nd ... Read More »

The Art of Crochet books – So an old dog can learn new tricks!

I was taught to crochet by my great Grandmother when I was little.  She only taught me to do chain stitch (casting on) and treble stitch.  With this rudimentary knowledge I have made many blankets and scarves but been frustrated that I could not advance my skill.  Recently I discovered a wonderful wool shop in Boksburg and I was enthralled ... Read More »

Wool Centre – Boksburg

I’m writing this post so that others looking for this lovely wool shop in Boksburg will find it more easily than I did.  I had heard that there was a good wool shop in Boksburg but had never seen it (despite passing it a good few times in the past).  I eventually got directions from a very helpful lady at ... Read More »