Sewing, shopping, Travel

Yarn and fabric shopping in Vancouver

I always have an urge to document my yarn and fabric shopping exploits in case I revisit a city, or to help readers visiting a city for the first time. Vancouver and Vancouver Island will not be an exception. I didn’t cover all the shops as I was far more interested in playing tourist than […]

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shopping, Travel

Mood Fabrics – NYC

I decided to dedicate this post to Mood Fabrics. It certainly lives up to the hype. We started out in the home decorating section and I admit to being a bit overwrought about finally getting there! There were some gorgeous fabrics in Mood Home, but I left them all there… The fashion fabrics are located over […]

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Fabric shopping in Singapore, shopping, Travel

Fabric shopping in Singapore

    Following on my guides to Stockholm, Hong Kong and Kowloon, I thought I should do one for Singapore, with a few touristy shots thrown in.  One of the members of Stashbusting Sewalong 2014, Belinda, lives in Singapore and she sent me a couple of pages of very explicit instructions about where to go for fabrics […]

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pattern review, Sewing, shopping, Stashbusting, Travel

Bellini #1

  This is the Bellini blouse from Capital Chic Patterns and is the first I’ve made. But it won’t be the last! I have to say that I  love this blouse and this love is going to be exhibited by showing you a gazillion different views of it. The news of the day was being upgraded to the […]

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Fabric shopping in Hong Kong, fabric shopping in Kowloon, shopping, Travel

Fadanista’s guide to fabric shopping in Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Before leaving for Hong Kong I did a fair bit of googling to check out what’s what and found the excellent post by When Kath is blogging which I used as my basis for some of the shopping I did. I did find a shop called Gala Fabrics in Nathan Road and paid them a quick visit. Quick, […]

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fabric shopping Stockholm, Sewing, shopping, Travel

A fadist’s guide to Stockholm #1: Fabric

Having spent some time on the internet searching for fabric and knitting yarn shops in Stockholm, I thought it might be useful to have a slightly updated and annotated list. I will also say that hunting for shops is a really good way of getting to know a city and I do have to acknowledge […]

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