H. B. Hosegoood

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This is where I live and this is why I am so happy.
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Location: Devon, England
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I live in Devon by the sea with my partner and our son. We have a large dog, several chickens, some guinea fowl and numerous bees. I love learning new things, rainbows, storms, fresh air, wisdom and peace.

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Crafts of all types, walking, wild and domestic animals and especially reading. I am spiritual but in my own way. I believe in the afterlife, in magic and making the most of the moment.

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Kitchen Craft Ceramic Baking Beans 500g Tub by Kitchen Craft
For many years I have used dried beans to do this job, which last for a few goes before they fall apart or, worse, start to smell if I store them incorrectly. Finally I splashed out on these. They really are much easier. Do line your flan with baking parchment first. This makes it easier to pour them back into the tub and ensures they don't embed themselves slightly in the pastry. There are enough here for at least two large flans or several smaller cases.
Stylish Dress Book: Clothing for Everyday Wear by Yoshiko Tsukiori
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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This isn't the first book from this series that I have bought, and there is no doubt that if you have a little understanding of how to construct clothing and want to make some simple, pretty dresses, this book is excellent. In terms of value for money, it is superb. The only important thing you should note is that because these dresses and tops were designed for the Japanese market, they are designed for a lady 160cm (5ft 3in) tall. If, like me, you are taller than this, you will probably have to make some alterations to get a good fit. Having said that, most of the dresses are pretty lose in shape, so you may get away with just adding a little extra to the hem or just have a shorter… Read more
Hemline Clear Plastic Swimwear Elastic 3mx9mm by Hemline
5.0 out of 5 stars Odd but effective, 18 Jun 2014
It feels like a strip of seaweed, it doesn't seem beefy enough to be of any use and yet it definitely does the job. I used it when making a dress in jersey fabric to stabilise and support the shoulders. Apparently using this type of elastic in this way helps a garment maintain its shape for a long time. You can use it on the shoulders of any stretchy garment. All you do is lay it centrally on the seam line when you are stitching the seam and then sew as normal (with a stretch stitch). I don't see why it wouldn't work just as well for its conventional purpose around the leg and armholes of a bathing costume etc...

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