Sewing

Hong Kong Revisited

I was last in Hong Kong three and a bit years ago, and I wasn’t going to do any more posts on it, as I posted here and here, but this trip I was with Mark and we did a few different things, then a couple of friends requested a post, so here I am. […]

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Sewing

Fabric shopping in Perth

I have done several blog posts on fabric shopping in various cities, and have often thought of doing one in Perth and finally got the impetus when Alex from Sewrendipity asked for people to do posts on their home cities for a project called Fabric Shopping on Tour– thanks Alex! [Later update: The brief was […]

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Sewing, Travel

Fabric shopping in Boston

I initially thought that this blog post was going to be a complete fizzog (technical term for failure) as I began my tour of Boston’s finest sewing and yarn stores. My first stop was Newbury Yarns which was very close to where we were staying. Unfortunately it is closed temporarily, so that was the first […]

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Travel

Montréal take two

We left Halifax by plane, all our train journeys now being finished, and went back to Montréal for a week of sightseeing and playing with Hélène and her beautiful family. We stayed in a studio in Rue Montcalm and I was delighted by the number of small gardens dotted about the neighbourhood. We had several […]

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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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Travel

Colombo in a nutshell

This is the final post from my India and Sri Lanka holiday – you’ll be pleased to know! I spent most of my time trailing round (or having a massage, or lolling round the pool: truly it was tough) whilst Mark worked , but I did squeeze in a bit of shopping. Sri Lanka has quite […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting, Travel

Another pair of wide legged trousers

I loved my original pair of wide-legged trousers so much that I made another pair, this time from quite a crisp cotton drill that I bought in Spotlight last year . These are as lovely to wear as the first pair, but they are quite different. Unlike the first pair, they don’t have much drape, […]

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