nicolajdodd Just having a virtual cuppa with @simplyhouseandhome when @amysinibaldi s beautiful book arrived. It's full of the most lovely things to make... 18h

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nicolajdodd Favourite block: inspired by our favourite Devon beach house #dwellalong ... 2d

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nicolajdodd Finished the binding last night {Pattern is 'Dwell' from @thimbleblossoms book 'Simply Retro', fabric is 'Sidewalks' by @octoberafternoon for @rileybkakedesigns, with some friends from my stash} all ready for a beach picnic! Sand sandwich anyone?#dwellalong ... 2d
  •   nicolajdodd Thank you Elspeth @mymountaincottage I really enjoyed making this one xx 2d
  •   nicolajdodd Thank you Andrea @willowwispcottage it feels really lovely to finish something! Definitely not getting enough quality time at the sewing machine lately xx 2d
  •   nicolajdodd Thank you Michelle @sewlayers I absolutely adored your version of this one: did you ever post a picture after it was quilted? xx 2d
  •   jacki_nash Love it Mrs D xxx 1d
  •   simplyhouseandhome It's so lovely seeing what other people are making and it gets me in the mood to spend more time doing this myself instead of tidying up cleaning and gardening! 😀 how many hours has this is taking you? X 22h
  •   nicolajdodd I'm now available for picnics @jacki_nash xx 21h
  •   nicolajdodd Do you know, I've never added up the hours it takes Carol @simplyhouseandhome I probably wouldn't start any the blocks were quite quick because they're so big (I think I made one a night when I was listening to The Archers!) and the quilting happens when I'm watching telly/waiting for the kettle to boil, so still plenty of time for tidying/cleaning/gardening!!! xx 21h

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nicolajdodd Finally binding this...it's only been a year... #dwellalong 3d

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nicolajdodd Glorious afternoon... 2w
  •   nicolajdodd No bother at all @thelittlepaintedmouse box is usually used because it can be clipped very precisely. If you're after something that looks similar but smells nicer (!) you could try Japanese Holly (ilex crenata) which is tiny, doesn't have spines, doesn't get the dreaded box blight but looks almost the same as Box. It's all the rage at Chelsea, darling Will your new garden be in a sunny or shady spot? xx 1w
  •   nicolajdodd I bought the planters from Laura Ashley last season @heavenscentgardens there were some similar - but more expensive - ones at Garden Trading and I recently saw some synthetic rattan ones at showhouse-furniture.com that I want to try xx 1w
  •   thelittlepaintedmouse Thank you so much for your reply I've just googled the Japanese Holly you suggested and it looks and sounds perfect. It will be in the sun all morning and then early afternoon totally in the shade. Might have to do Chelsea this year then, I didn't go last year and wished I had after seeing everyone's pictures on here X 1w
  •   wicksnest Gorgeous Nicola! 1w
  •   simplyhouseandhome I love the basket planters I put some dragons blood in with a Viburnum it has creeped through the gaps and looks so pretty 6d
  •   we.made.this.home Stunning (expect lots of 's to follow, I'm having a catch up ) x 6d
  •   nicolajdodd Thank you for popping in @we.made.this.home I know you're rather busy at the moment (in the loveliest possible way) xx 6d
  •   we.made.this.home :) I'm still trying to master doing things one handed, but it's nice to catch up whilst Arthur snoozes in my arm xxx 6d

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nicolajdodd And more Magnolias, so pretty against blue skies... 2w

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nicolajdodd The first of our Cherry trees is blossoming... 2w

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nicolajdodd We've had a blissful few days in Cornwall, during which I relaxed so much I fell off IG. Looking forward to seeing what everybody's been up to over the Easter weekend... 2w

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nicolajdodd Home sweet home... 2w

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nicolajdodd Early morning... 3w

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nicolajdodd March... 3w

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nicolajdodd In from the cold... 3w

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nicolajdodd Our poor Daffodils battling against the high winds... 3w
  •   instagramdesign Love this variety but they are taking such a pounding !! Like you I have been bringing them inside !! @nicolajdodd 3w
  •   jacki_nash I have no daffodils this year so yours cheer me up 3w
  •   nicolajdodd I can't take any credit they came with the garden, but I so agree @hasmily they're such a lovely soft yellow xx 3w
  •   nicolajdodd Such a cheering sight @sewlayers it's still so cold here!! Brrrr! xx 3w
  •   nicolajdodd I'm sure you'll catch up very soon @willowwispcottage it's unseasonably cold here at the moment: everything's late! xx 3w
  •   thelittleredrobin It looks like it's going to be a better day today xx 3w
  •   nicolajdodd Well what a difference a week makes @thelittleredrobin we've been in Cornwall and have come home to new leaves, the Magnolia's coming out and there's sunshine! Yippee!! xx 2w
  •   suryati_taneas Lovely 2w

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nicolajdodd Tagged by lovely Laura @we.made.this.home who was looking at cake recipes (one of my favourite pastimes!) #widn is getting some drawings together to take to the printers, but I've noticed a rather funny spelling mistake which made me chuckle. Maybe I'll leave it in... 4w

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nicolajdodd Massed snacks for today's Rugby watching marathon... 1mon
  •   nicolajdodd There will be s good deal of nervous munching today! @we.made.this.home xx 1mon
  •   nicolajdodd None of us are going to have any nails left! @jacquimaxted xx 1mon
  •   nicolajdodd It's going to be very exciting! @jacki_nash if only we had your healthy snacks to call on!! xx 1mon
  •   olleyrogs England have got their work cut out. What a second half!! Come on Italy - pull that score line back. 🏉 1mon
  •   sarahedgarprettyfabrics Forgot it was on.... Bad wife.... That's why my husband appeared to be in a grump as took Poppy to tennis!! Whoops!! 1mon
  •   simplyhouseandhome Oh gaud only just seen this I was almost on my way then I spotted date of posting 😟 4w
  •   wicksnest Perfect! Where have I been? Catching up! 2w
  •   nicolajdodd I've got a lot of catching up to do too!!! @wicksnest deadlines, a perfectly timed eye infection and a few days away in the land that phone signals forgot!! I hope you had a wonderful Easter, lovely, I know how difficult holidays will be this year without your darling Cal Thinking of you xxx 2w

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nicolajdodd And yes, the clouds cleared and I 'saw' the eclipse: thought you'd appreciate my technical set up complete with repurposed cereal packets and carefully angled garden chair... 1mon

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nicolajdodd Tagged by the lovely - and very talented - Brenda @brengr #widn is starring hopefully at the sky and hoping the clouds clear in time for the partial eclipse over the UK due in an hour or so. Would love to know if @jacki_nash and @sarahedgarprettyfabrics are waiting too (if you have time to share, lovelies)... 1mon
  •   mrsknappers Health and safety first! Do I need to use a particular cereal? 1mon
  •   wicksnest Still such a beautiful sky though Nicola! 1mon
  •   lorainescottage @nicolajdodd 😎😎 I did the same!!!!! X🌒🌒🌒🌒 1mon
  •   windyday_ Lovely pic xx 1mon
  •   sarahedgarprettyfabrics Gorgeous pic, thanks for the tag.... Busy cutting, will post a pic now 1mon
  •   willowwispcottage Prettiest garden ever! Exactly what I imagine an English Garden to be! I'm afraid you'd be sorely disappointed by my Albertan garden-I've done what I can, but zone 3 is no joke 😕 1mon
  •   jacki_nash @nicolajdodd the cloud was so heavy that I didn't see a thing thanks for the tag - just posted a "yummy" pic 1mon
  •   thelittleredrobin Your garden is so lovely xx 4w

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nicolajdodd Gratuitous fabric shot, because I'm sat at a computer and a teensy bit bored... 1mon

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nicolajdodd First rhubarb... 1mon

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nicolajdodd Happy... 1mon

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