Sewing

Cute cats

Tom’s girlfriend, Bridgette, told me that he needed new pyjamas. No need to tell me THAT twice! I hied off to Spotlight and found some cute fleece with black and white cats reminiscent of Felix, so I had to have it. Got it home and made it up while I waited for dinner to be served […]

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Knitting

Sock it to me

As winter nears (will it ever get here??), my thoughts turn to knitting. I have a number of knitting machines and I do knit jumpers for the men in my life, but I love to knit socks. I used to do them by hand and it took around 10 days to knit a pair. I’m […]

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Sewing

Who wears the pants?

All the men in my family love tracksuit pants, and they are surprisingly expensive to buy, if you buy good quality ones. This winter I decided to make them some, so off to Spotlight, where I bought up all their fabric in “manly” colours (ie, no orange or pink!), and proceeded to make a few […]

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Sewing

Where it all began…

Like most people of my vintage, I started sewing very young, at my mother’s knee. I thought I would post a photo of this needle case, the first thing I made when I went to boarding school at 11. This means that it is 50 years old! Still looks ok, so I am quite pleased. I bet […]

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Uncategorized

A shirt from vintage fabric

I was looking through my 20 year old stash and found this fabric. As I was wondering what on earth I was going to do with it, my son, Archie, told me that he had to have a shirt made from it. Say what? Oh well, I found the pattern, Vogue 8800 and away I […]

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Fadanista begins!

I have long thought about starting a blog, but didn’t know if I could sustain it when I work full-time. However, I have always done travel journals and enjoyed the process, and thought a blog about some of my other activities might be a useful addition. I also want to document my creative journeys, particularly […]

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