Sewing, Tom

Almost perfect flanno

It seems that I now make Tom a flannel shirt for his birthday every year and this year is no exception. I wouldn’t normally blog yet another birthday flanno, except that I’ve been asked for photos of Tom’s dog Heidi (thanks Heather!), and these photos showcase the boy, his dog and the flanno pretty perfectly (look […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting, Tom

A boy and his dog

  A couple of people have asked me how Heidi is going, so I thought I’d include her in this blog post. After repeated requests I have made Tom yet another flannel shirt. I made all the original ones from cheap fabric bought locally, but they tear really easily so a few months ago I […]

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family sewing, Sewing, Tom

Matching flannos

When I got home from all my travels, the first thing I made was another flannel shirt for Tom, as he was about to go camping. Bridgette, his partner, asked (jokingly, I think!) whether I could make Heidi, their puppy, a matching flanno. Er, not too good at pet clothes, but I did offer to […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting, Tom

Birthday flanno

I have previously made my son, Tom, a couple of flannel shirts (here and here)  but he has asked for more (he would really like one for every day of the week – I have considered agreeing to this and embroidering days of the week on the pockets. Who can remember the underwear that had […]

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Sewing, Tom

Pink Scout

  I have a couple of trips to warmer climes planned and so I am making some simple clothes to take. I have made a couple of Grainline Scout tees to coordinate with skirts and shorts, and this is one of them, made from some fabric from my stash. Once I started I decided that […]

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Mark, Sewing, Tom

A bit of leave

I’ve been on leave (only three days, but combine that with Easter and Anzac Day and I managed to get 10 days off), and have been busy in the sweatshop. Over this time I’ve made quite a bit including two flannel shirts – one for Mark and one for Tom. They look pretty similar in that […]

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Archie, family sewing, Mark, Tom

Fadanista’s first anniversary

Or this post might be better titled “my year of taking selfies”. Honestly, I never have photographs taken of me, you could look through our family albums and boxes of photographs and note that I am the (often poor) photographer catching the moment. So I am so surprised that I have kept this going. Reader alert – […]

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Knitting, Mark, Tom

Cropped sweater for winter

  This is the Cropped Sweater for Winter by Andi Satterlund found at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/a-cropped-sweater-for-winter. It’s a great pattern, knitted in one piece, it is a quick knit, and it’s free! I knitted it from some yarn from my mother’s stash and bought the pink for the trim in Auckland (then used the left overs for the doll crib). […]

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Archie, refashion, Tom

M is for Medallion

… or it could be Majority, because today is Archie’s 21st birthday party. He had to wait until after exams, so it’s a little belated. The medallion reference is to the pattern at the front of the dress – a bit of a stretch, and thanks to my friend S who suggested it (so it’s […]

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Tom, vintage

G is for Grafitti

This is what happens when I go online shopping when one of my sons is about – I tend to buy stuff! I was just having a little peruse of the Tessuti website when Tom came for a visit and he thought this fabric would be perfect for more boardies. To be truthful, I’m not […]

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