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On the 10th day of Christmas…

On the 10th day of Christmas it’s still scorchingly hot in Cape Town, and whilst planning an ocean dip on my way home from work I’m also having happy cold thoughts, of wintery days, snow, ice, and beanies! Herewith our easy...

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On the 9th day of Christmas we’re sending you inspiration

I’m almost out of steam and it’s not December 24th yet, yikes! So today’s post is short and sweet and some colour inspiration from Cape Town. In my mind mid-summer conjures up images of strong bright colours, but that wasn’t what...

Neckerchief

On the 8th day of Christmas – knit a neckerchief

On the 8th day of Christmas we bring you our interpretation of a pattern from one of my favourite knitting/project blogs, the lovely people at purlsoho.com. I discovered their website way back when they started, and have always loved their projects,...

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On the 7th day of Christmas…

On the seventh day of Christmas there were swans-a-swimming changing hands, according to the song. Here in the studio no one is lucky enough to be swimming, although all of us are thinking about it because it’s absolutely scorching hot...

Gift-wrapping

On the 6th day of Christmas…

On the 6th day of our cowgirlblues Christmas calendar you might be thinking about wrapping for those gifts that need to be mailed. You could also just be VERY organised and be gift-wrapping ahead of Christmas Eve. So here’s a...

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On the 5th day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me five go-old rings … none of that happening here today, so we’re making egg cosies instead. I know it’s a somewhat ridiculous idea – I mean who uses egg...

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On the fourth day of Christmas…

Well, on the 4th day of Christmas I didn’t actually do very much, other than write up the blog post and take one or two pictures. Julia and her daughter Annabel did all the work … mostly Annabel, with Julia...

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On the third day of Christmas…

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me… three French hens, two turtledoves and a partridge in a pear tree! If I had a true love I think he’d have come up with more appropriate (for...