Sewing

Fibremood Rhonda blouse

I’ve participated in another Fibremood Link Party and chose to make this lovely blouse – Rhonda. I really like the style lines and feel that it’s sufficiently different to be a useful addition to my wardrobe. I also love anything buttoned down the back! These line drawings from the pattern show the longer front and […]

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Sewing

New swimsuits

According to my records, 62 weeks ago I made a checked swimsuit out of scraps for my daily swim, and I estimate that I got around 300 swims (or more than 400 kms) from it before it lost all elasticity and became rather embarrassing when I got out of the pool. I needed a new […]

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Sewing

Playing Cricut

I couldn’t resist this, as “cricut” is pronounced “cricket” and I know people who actually think I am playing the game! Of course I’m playing with my Cricut cutting machine and I have had a great deal of fun. When I got it I thought the majority of my making would be with fabric and […]

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Sewing

A new again dress/top

I had no idea what to call this post, but the November theme for Make a Garment a Month sewalong (Magamsewalong) over on IG is New Again November and this garment certainly qualifies. This lovely blue double gauze arrived in my stash as a donation from Jenny (@joeandroxy) – I think! When I opened it […]

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Sewing

Frocktails 2022

I wasn’t going to make a new outfit for Frocktails this year, but then I saw Rhonda from @sewbusted on IG had made Vogue 9305 and I remembered I had bought the pattern in an op shop a few years ago and thought it might be perfect over a dress or some trousers. When I […]

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Knitting

Carbeth cardigan number 2

I knitted my first Kate Davies Carbeth cardigan on a trip around Tasmania and this one on my trip to the UK. I had intended wearing it on the holiday but I ran out of wool, which was slightly annoying. The cardigan is quite cropped and I wanted mine a bit longer as I don’t […]

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Sewing

Fibremood Zita Quant-ified

As in Mary Quant-ified! I came home from my holidays keen to make another Fibremood Zita to fill a gap in my wardrobe for when it’s very hot. I spent hours dragging stuff out of my stash to find the very fabric I wanted. I began with some unevenly onion skin dyed cotton, but didn’t […]

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Travel

London was calling

With apologies to The Clash! Seriously though, London was calling as we had a new grandson to get to know, and I wanted to visit my sister and her family. We did have a break in Paris and Luxembourg, previously blogged, and the rest of the time we spent in London with brief forays to […]

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Travel

Lovely Luxembourg

Following our trip to Paris, we took the train to Luxembourg, which I haven’t visited since my European tour of 1976, but which I knew Mark would adore with the cobbled streets, quaint and beautiful buildings and breathtaking scenery. It seemed that everywhere we looked had a wow! factor. I will let you decide for […]

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Travel

A Paris sojourn

We had planned a quick trip to Paris as I hadn’t been since 1982 and then I discovered that Mark had never been. This surprised me as he and his father drove from Tasmania to Yorkshire in the 1960s, and so he’d seen a lot of Europe, but apparently as soon as they hit Switzerland […]

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