Sewing

Phoebe Maxi

There’s a new pattern in the Pattern Union stable and it’s the Phoebe Maxi, which is an add on to the existing Phoebe Collection. ┬áIn case you were wondering what the collection is about, here is a quote from the Pattern Union website: “The Phoebe Collection is an innovative PDF sewing pattern series starting with […]

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Sewing

Holiday top and a conundrum

  I won the pattern for the Holiday Shirt and Top by The Maker’s Atelier in a competition run by Sew Over 50 on Instagram. I was so pleased as I’d been eyeing it off for a while. It’s an actual pattern, beautifully presented, so it took a little while to wing its way to […]

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Travel

Farewell NYC; for now

Our last few days in New York were gently busy. We walked through the Flower District on our way to Chelsea. I can’t begin to tell you how lovely this spot is, I could have fondled and sniffed for a good while. We also explored a bit more of Brooklyn and discovered Industry City by […]

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Travel

Fashion and more

We had an easy day cruising round the garment district, calling into shops at random, and occasionally buying a frippery. One such shop was Pacific Trimming which was so full of things that I walked around with my mouth open, I swear! This is velcro. Look at those amazing colours! I’m sure I’ve never seen […]

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Travel

The Glass House

I wasn’t going to do a whole post on this iconic Philip Johnson house, but as I started looking at the photos I decided it definitely needed a dedicated story. The Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, was conceived as a pavilion for viewing the landscape. Philip Johnson began the project with five acres and […]

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Travel

Hamptons holiday

Our lovely son, Archie, organised a weekend away in The Hamptons and it was so memorable. It’s not far from New York city, but it took more than three hours because of the traffic. The Hamptons are part of the East End of Long Island, in Suffolk County, New York. They comprise a group of small villages and […]

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Travel

Coney Island, Brooklyn and Jersey City

One of the places I had on my list to visit was Coney Island, and then we got to New York and I looked it up and didn’t fancy it any more. Then on a whim we decided to jump on the train and go, just to cross it off the list and I’m so […]

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