Author Archives: Caitlin

Let’s see if I can remember how to do this…

So here I am, in my (newish) multifocals, (still sorta getting used to them) and my new favourite brooch, Philbert the Fairy Wren from Edenki (her Etsy store, the maker’s name is Eden). The photo doesn’t do him justice, he … Continue reading

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A long time between posts!

So what have I been up to? Well, I’ve mostly been posting over on Facebook. But I’ve just starting working on a long abandoned Unfinished Object quilt that I am determined to finish, so I’ve decided it’s a good time … Continue reading

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Low FODMAP misery, but happy Emmalumpdogg.

So I had a colonoscopy and gastroscopy, which were as much fun as they usually are (read: not much, but glad to have them over with) and I’m now on a very restricted, low FODMAP diet. What the heck is … Continue reading

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It makes her so happy…

Yes, we should probably change the name of the blog from “Caitymakes” to “Caity obsesses about Emmalumpdogg” but whatever. The weather has been awful. Wet, windy, cold, miserable. Even though Mr Beloved has got a routine for washing Emmalumpdogg’s paws … Continue reading

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A birthday, a day late

Awwww Mummy, you DID remember my birthday, after all! Yes, Emmalumpdogg, we did! Now blow out your candle, sweetie! Mummy, I is so ‘barrassed! Is that whole pretty cake for me?! IT IS?! (After Mummy took the candle and paper … Continue reading

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Not much of a birthday…

Emmalumpdogg, you look exhausted! Why yes, I AM! Mummy and Daddy took me in the car, and I cried and cried the whole 10 minute ride to the Vee Ee Tee, even though I love the people there, especially the … Continue reading

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Bugger!

Yesterday, $1000 service on car. Today, on way to X-ray appointment, car makes squealing noise under bonnet and emits small puff of smoke. And stops in middle of road. Mr Beloved waits for tow truck while I jump in taxi … Continue reading

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wonky feet!

Wednesday: saw podiatrist at the same practice as my magic physiotherapist. TL:DR :(too long didn’t read): off the shelf orthotics were never ever going to work for me. Lightbulbs! I now understand why I have such problems with my feet. … Continue reading

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Still no sewing, but… Pattern excitement!

Got to Spotlight (chain fabric/home dec/craft/party stuff store, for my non Aussie mates) today and raided the Vogue patterns because they were on sale for $7 instead of the usual approx. $30. Had to call in Mr Beloved to be … Continue reading

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Mud, mud, glorious mud….

And don’t the kiddies just love it!Winter has arrived, and the rain and cold on the weekend did not deter Emmalumpdogg from wanting her dawn walk. It’s been sooooo cold, in fact, that with wind chill the temperature has been below … Continue reading

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