Travel

City Island and other hidden treasures

One of the places I had on my list to visit in New York was City Island, which is at the northeastern corner of the Bronx. We took two trains and a bus to get there, but it was so worth it, as it’s like stepping into another world and it’s hard to remember that […]

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Travel

Exploring Brooklyn and beyond

I’ve visited New York a few times, but we seem to have been here a lot recently – four times in the last four years, in fact! This time we thought we’d find some different things to do, and I’m going to share them with you regularly. I’ll also be sharing some things I made […]

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Sewing, Zero waste

Zero waste t-shirts

The zero waste odyssey continues and before I did the course with Holly McQuillan I had looked at the t-shirt patterns on the Make Use website and tried to make sense of them, so I have made a few of these now that I understand the process. The Make Use site has a cropped t-shirt and […]

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Sewing, Zero waste

Zero waste trousers

The aftermath of my participation in the zero waste pattern workshop with Holly McQuillan continues and I’ve spent a bit of time on this concept since I got home. Holly made a pair of zero waste trousers whilst she was in class and they looked fantastic on her. I tried them on and they fitted […]

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