cooking, Mark, Sewing, Stashbusting, Travel

New trousers in a hurry

Mark just visited Sri Lanka and a couple of days before he left he asked if I could make him some light, summery trousers for the non-work component of the trip. Enter deep stash! We ventured into uncharted territory and I had to ‘fess up that I had a large trunk of “secret” fabric,  and in […]

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Pink pants

These pants are a reprise of the summer cream pants (Vogue 8859 again), but in a lovely pale pink slubby cotton/elastine. It was slightly cooler in Perth so I took the opportunity to slip on my new Hitofude Cardigan. I forgot to say before that hitofude means “a single brush stroke” as this cardigan is knitted from a […]

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cooking, Kwik Sew 3422, Mark

Another shirt for Mark

Sorry for such an uninspiring title, but it’s late and I can’t think of anything 😉 My friend S and I went off to Potter’s and bought a few remnants and this is one of them, some lovely blue striped, cotton shirting, which I turned into a shirt for Mark using my old friend KwikSew […]

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cooking, GCC, Sewing, vintage

Betty Boop gets covered!

Ever since I made the Betty Boop bathing suit I have been wanting to make a cover up, but it had to be the right cover up, preferably with a ’50s vibe. To my joy I found a pattern in Melbourne (I think I squeaked when I saw it!) that is from 1957 and is […]

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Archie, cooking, GCC, Other creative endeavour, Photography, Sewing

Betty Boop

This is probably the scariest post I have done so far (although it is early days!). Inspired by HandmadebyCarolyn’s white bombshell (doesn’t she look amazing?), I rushed off and bought this pattern from Closet Case Files and decided that I had to have it in a polka dot! Given that these are ’50s inspired bathers, I thought […]

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cooking, family sewing, GCC, glamping, Knitting, Me-Made-May '13, Photography

a-glamping we will go…

…sung to the tune of “a hunting we will go”.  Believe it or not, none of us could remember the word “hunting”, we just had glamping in our heads. Took a while to remember it. We drove down to Margaret River last night, once Mark got home from work. Mark set up the trailer whilst […]

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