family sewing, GCC, Me-Made-May '13, Sewing, Travel


So, last day of Me-Made-May ’13 and I decided to make red jeans – my first ever attempt and I am pretty pleased with them. I bought the fabric in Kutwell Fabrics, Christchurch, NZ and used the StyleArc Sandra Jeans pattern. I bought size 8, but they are too big; I really need size 7. […]

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GCC, Knitting, Machine knitting, Me-Made-May '13, Sewing

Bag lady

Today I am wearing carrying a new bag – just what I need! This bag has been many days in the making, I struggled a bit with the instructions and the making of the bag, but it looks ok (from a distance). It is a lovely shape, and I had to master the art of chenille […]

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GCC, Machine knitting, Me-Made-May '13, Sewing

Dr who??

Today I am wearing the usual StyleArc pants and top, my green cashmere machine knitted socks, and my Dr Who scarf made from Tsumugi silk yarn from Japan. The design is by Stephen Dair from Dairing and this is a lovely, lovely scarf to wear. The yarn is sort of raw silk, but it is soft […]

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GCC, Machine knitting, Me-Made-May '13

Felt something

Today for me-made I have on another original garment – a felted disk wrap which I lined with some very ancient machine washable wool from my stash. The felted disk fabric was a remnant (natch!) from Potter’s, and the lining fabric comes complete with moth holes, which are cleverly disguised by the felted fabric. The […]

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family sewing, GCC, Knitting, Me-Made-May '13

Sewed all weekend…

…and I have nothing to show for it! Today for me-made I wore four things: Elle pants and Susan top by StyleArc, the o-ring necklace by Dairing, and a handknitted poncho, pattern by Jo Sharp, yarn by Filatura di Crosa. I made the poncho about three or four years ago and have worn it a […]

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Antique sewing and knitting machines, Embroidery, Other creative endeavour, Photography, Sewing, Travel

Sunday, Sunday

Today I wore another garment that I haven’t worn for a while – a Cat Bordhi mobius from “A Treasury of Magical Knitting” that I knitted in Hobart from silk and linen yarn that I bought in Barcelona. The problem is that I made it too big and was not going to frog it, so I […]

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GCC, Me-Made-May '13, Sewing

Checks and balances

Today I am wearing only two things I’ve made, the Elle pants from StyleArc and a top that I made last night. It is from two remnants that I have managed to combine into one top using Vogue 8771. I saw this top in a shop in Claremont this morning, so am feeling quite chuffed. […]

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GCC, Knitting, Machine knitting, Me-Made-May '13, Sewing


So, I was at the Quilt and Craft Fair yesterday with my friend M, and she mentioned the acronym SABLE – Stash  Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy – how good is that, and how true for me! I can’t see how I can work my way through any of my stashes over the next 20 years, […]

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Knitting, Machine knitting, Me-Made-May '13, Photography, Sewing

Another challenge!

Well, just as I can see the end of MMM’13, I begin the Global Corporate Challenge and this one goes for 3 months. This is my 7th time doing the GCC, although I did have last year off. I am therefore going to be reorting my steps daily, somewhat in the style of Bridget Jones’ […]

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Knitting, Me-Made-May '13, Sewing

Three weeks into MMM: Tuesday & Wednesday

I am really pleased with how I am going. Today I wore three me-mades – pants and t-shirt by StyleArc, and the O-ring necklace by Dairing. I did begin the day in the Georgia Peplum top by StyleArc, but I think the fabric does not do it justice. I think it looks pretty ghastly! Hideous, […]

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