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Assembly Line Cuff Top

My IG partners in crime and fellow Make a Garment a Month (Magam) hosts, Hélène and Suzy thought that we should all make the Assembly Line Cuff Top for the Jiffy June Magamsewalong theme. Piece of cake I thought. Then they wanted to use gingham and Hélène chose blue and Suzy yellow. By the time […]

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A capsule travel wardrobe for all seasons

As I’ve made my way around the UK and published blog posts and Instagram updates, I’ve had a lot of questions about how many clothes I took on holiday so I thought I’d do a flatlay of the whole lot as a matter of interest.  It’s all been washed, but not necessarily pressed, and laid […]

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Lovely London

We left my sister’s house to head to London, but thought we’d call in at Windsor on the way. Windsor has a lot to recommend it, most particularly the huge castle that looms above the town at one end. The flag was flying signifying that the Queen was in residence, I think. It’s hard to […]

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Marvellous Midlands

We left Wales and headed to Birmingham as I was desperate to experience the famed rag market. Yes, there was a lot of fabric! Yes, I was overwhelmed! No, I didn’t buy anything. We went over the road to the Fancy Silk Store, which wasn’t terribly fancy from the outside. But inside, oh my word! […]

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Felted silk top

In May the Magamsewalong theme on Instagram was “May Mashup”, and I had to think long and hard about what I might do. I happened to be looking in a cupboard and noticed a whole box of silk samples and had a lightbulb moment. Could I somehow felt the silk into my own fabric? I pulled […]

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Wonderful Wales

I’ve entitled this post “wonderful Wales”, but need to point out that we spent quite a lot of time cruising around on the border. It has to be said that this is a really beautiful part of the world with all the black and white buildings, the eye-watering greenery, the hedgerows and the flowers. There […]

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Lovely Lake District and beyond

On our way from Glasgow to the Lake District we felt obliged to check out Gretna Green. All I can say is that every tourist in the area had the same idea, including some who I’m convinced had no idea what it was really about. Mark certainly didn’t until I enlightened him. A tiny doorway […]

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