Travel

Onwards to Halifax

From Toronto we took a short(ish) train ride to Montréal, where we had one day to play before getting back on the train. We needed to hustle! We began the day with a long walk up to the Mont Royal Lookout and a brilliant view it is too. First impressions of Montréal is of a […]

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Travel

Toronto and Niagara

Hot off the train from the Prairies, Mark and I hit Toronto (albeit a little late, see previous post). Our first stop was the CN Tower, which I have visited before and therefore knew what to expect. After travelling 113 stories up in a glass lift, the glass floor is 342 metres above the road, and […]

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Travel

Prowling the Prairies

Having left Jasper on Via Rail, we headed into very unknown territory for me as we crossed Canada on our way to Toronto. This necessitated having three nights aboard the train and we had a tiny cabin for this purpose, which converted from daytime seating to bunk beds for the night.   We had been given […]

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self-drafted, Sewing, Travel

Two directional top

One of my few remaining pieces of RTW is a very stretchy top that I used to love, but which I haven’t worn for about three years. I decided that I would like a new one, so rubbed off the pattern and then went shopping in the stash. I found a small remnant (what else?) […]

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Sewing, Travel

Geodesic sweater

I’ve had this pattern from Blue Prints since it was first released but every time I got it out I put it away again. I originally bought it to make a sweatshirt from scraps, but lost the will to live with the thought of cutting out so many small triangles. No matter, I have finally […]

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Travel

Rockin’ round the Rockies

We left Vancouver on the Rocky Mountaineer, which is one of the top ten train journeys in the world, and possibly the most luxurious (although I have no basis for comparison). There is a lot to see from the train and I took a lot of photographs, but won’t inflict them all on you. I […]

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Sewing, Travel

Sweated over the Toaster sweater #1

Followers on IG will recognise this top from my Me-Made-May17 endeavours, and I thought I would write a blog post on how this top came about. A while back I bought a 75cm Italian wool remnant from Knitwit with the idea of colour blocking with some other fabric and making a SewHouse7 Toaster #1, which […]

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