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A no-knit flower crown

My previous flower crown feels rather heavy to wear so I turned my thoughts to a more delicate one that would be easier to replicate for the non-knitters amongst us. This is very similar to making pom-poms, but quicker and easier, and probably uses less wool, although might not look quite as spectacular. Kate from […]

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Dress like Frida Sewalong: episode 1

I’ve been participating in another fabrickated -along, this time a dress like Frida Kahlo sewalong. When I began this sewalong all I really knew about Frida was that she made the monobrow look stylish and that she had a rather gaudy bent. In other words, not much! Thanks to Kate I’ve now researched her pretty […]

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Shoe making with The Shoe Camaraderie

I’ve been lucky enough this week to attend not one, but two, workshops and they couldn’t be more different. First up was a shoe making workshop with The Shoe Cameraderie, and yes, I made a pair of sandals! I chose this design as I felt that it would be the most flattering on my foot […]

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Rain cape

I used to have a lovely ready-to-wear rain cape and then it did what they often do, which was to delaminate. All the waterproofing just shredded off and I was left with something that was quite useless. Rain capes are more useful in some ways than a raincoat because they can keep a bag or […]

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Protective case for my Singer Featherweight

Anyone who owns a Singer Featherweight sewing machine will know that it is fabulous for taking to classes as they are small and light-ish. Not exactly featherweight, but certainly portable. Every time I take mine out and about I find myself stressing about the case. Keeping the case in good condition is as important as […]

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Squadron Leader quilt

A few weeks ago I did a short quilt workshop with Carla Morris at Calico and Ivy. I’ve been thinking about doing one for a long time and then they advertised this squadron leader quilt and I was there! I can’t resist a plane! Some of the fabrics used are from my stash and they […]

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Little grey jacket

I bought this beautiful grey ponte in Melbourne years ago, from Astratex I think, and I planned to make trousers, but changed my mind as it’s a bit light-weight and instead decided to make a cropped moto-style jacket. I began with my hacked Itch-to-Stitch Lisbon cardigan pattern (and another here), so I thought I would […]

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