Other creative endeavour, Travel

A delightful discovery

I haven’t had time to get photographs of things I’ve made in preparation for spring, but I am missing my blogging so went for a trawl through my photo stash and thought I’d share something of my Mum’s. A while back I found this roll of what I thought was calico, which I found when […]

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Archie, GCC, Other creative endeavour, recycling

Cycle recycle

One of the things that makes me really happy about my kids is that they are prepared to recycle and upcycle, so when my son, Archie, brought this bike frame home from a verge throwout, we knew it had possibilities. A paint job, a new seat, new wheels and pedals and this is what he […]

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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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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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Knitting, Me-Made-May '13, Other creative endeavour, Sewing

One arm wrap

Today I found the one-arm wrap designed by Teresa Dair of Dairing, Melbourne and thought it would be perfect in this weather. I teamed the wrap with the inevitable Susan top and Elle pants from StyleArc, a handmade button “pin” with magnets glued so the fabric doesn’t rip, and machine knitted socks. I got dressed […]

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Knitting, Me-Made-May '13, Other creative endeavour, Photography, Sewing

Brain droppings

… with apologies to George Carlin for borrowing the title of his book, but it was the only title I could think of which reflected my blogging today. This post was motivated by a visit from my son, Tom, who is required to write an essay which posits that science and creativity were at odds […]

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