Sewing, Travel

The ultimate souvenir fabric

Followers on Instagram will have seen that I created some fabric from a photograph of a rock I took on our recent holiday to Broome [later add: I was inspired by the magnificent fabric that Meggipeg created from one of her mother’s paintings]. Because of the colours, I found that I am well camouflaged against […]

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Sewing, Travel

It’s nearly time for beach wear!

I like to have several lots of beach wear and tend to get a couple of new sets every year. For the last couple of years I’ve gone old lady tunic style, but this year I decided I was going to go two piece – not quite bikini – style. I already showed you my […]

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Sewing, Travel

Broome wardrobe

I mentioned in my Broome Dreaming post that I made a few things to take to Broome – just because I could! New things coming up then! I made Mark a new shirt from some fabric salvaged from the local recycling centre. It was a ball of screwed up scrap when I picked it up, […]

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Travel

Broome dreaming

A few weeks ago Mark and I were having lunch and a bit of a moan about the cold, wet weather. “Let’s go to Broome for a quick excursion”, we thought and before I knew where I was I had booked flights and accommodation. All I had to do was make a wardrobe, because, of […]

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Sewing, Travel

Farewell Tasmania and other travels

You may have noticed that we have been in Tasmania, sorting out lots of things as it may be a long, long time before we return. We decided to drive Mark’s mother’s car home, which was a fairly big undertaking. Before leaving we packed the car with personal things such as paintings, photographs and odds […]

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Machine knitting, Sewing, Travel

Kyoto vest

When I was in Launceston in February with my friend Suzanne, we visited Ruche Fabrics, which is the last remaining fabric store in Tasmania (with the exception of quilting shops and Spotlight). Ruche Fabrics obtains some of their stock from Tessuti and I recognised lots of the fabrics they have, but didn’t buy too much […]

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Travel

Tripping round Tasmania

Mark and I had a bit of business to attend to in Hobart so we planned a quick trip but decided to invite my friend Suzanne along given we had a car and accommodation. Although Suzanne had visited Hobart before, she had basically only seen Port Arthur, Salamanca Markets and a bit of Hobart town. […]

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