Heidi, Sewing, Stashbusting, Tom

A boy and his dog

  A couple of people have asked me how Heidi is going, so I thought I’d include her in this blog post. After repeated requests I have made Tom yet another flannel shirt. I made all the original ones from cheap fabric bought locally, but they tear really easily so a few months ago I […]

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Travel

Out and about in Hobart

A few people have asked me for more photos from our recent Hobart trip, so I thought I would just package them into one post so anyone not interested didn’t need to look. One of the many interesting places in Hobart is the MONA (Museum of Old and New Art). The MONA was built by […]

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Fabric and yarn shopping in Hobart

Tasmania is certainly the place to come for anyone into crafty activities. Quilting stores abound and I only visited a small sample, I’m sorry to say. Hobart city itself has a couple of really nice shops. First is Threads, in Liverpool Street just past Murray Street. This is a lovely shop but its kits seemed […]

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Mark, Sewing, Stashbusting, Travel

Viyella flanno

Given my family’s penchant for flannel shirts, I am always on the lookout for high quality fabric. To my joy I found this Viyella in Hong Kong and now don’t know why I didn’t buy more. I didn’t let this one linger too long in the stash and used Kwik Sew 3422 as per usual. […]

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Capital Chic Patterns, Sewing, Stylearc, Travel

Linda track pants

I thought that I ought to make myself some warm trackpants in anticipation of the trip to Hobart so got out my StyleArc Linda pattern and made them from some bamboo/organic cotton fleece from Bamboo fabric store. This is truly wonderful fabric, quite elegant on the outside and warm and snuggly on the inside. I […]

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Mark, Sewing, Stashbusting, Travel

New outfit for Mark

Whilst it’s currently beautiful weather here in Hobart, there is still that lovely crisp, clean, nip in the air and Mark dressed accordingly. His outfit today consists of a pair of tracksuit pants (KwikSew 3663) made with some cotton fleece from Fabric.com, and a Rugby top (Stretch n Sew 1758) made from bits out of my stash. We […]

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Mark, Sewing, Stashbusting, Travel

Black pants with zip pocket

I’ve made Mark a number of new trousers lately and he asked for some with a zipped pocket to make things more secure when we’re travelling. Hmm, I thought I could manage this. I used KwikSew 3663, his and my old favourite and used some of the cotton fabric that Mark brought back from Sri Lanka. These […]

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