Sewing, Travel

A fistful of Finlaysons

I  made my first Thread Theory Finlayson for Mark, but had to face the fact that it was a bit small. This was bad, but also good because it meant that I could have it! However, it also meant that I needed to make him another one (or two). Mark took them on his recent holiday to […]

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Mark, Sewing

Denali vest for Mark

It’s unselfish sewing month over on my Facebook Stashbusting Sewalong group and I’m the host, so I thought I’d better lead by example and make a few things for other people. I started out with this Seamwork Denali vest, which I thought Mark might like and I scrap busted some fabric left over from his coat, so […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Another birthday flanno

It’s fast becoming a tradition that I make Tom a flanno (flannel shirt) for birthdays and Christmas, and, as he’s just had a birthday, he got another flanno! This one is made from really thick, luscious flannel that I bought online and I was really pleased with the quality of the fabric. I went to […]

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crafting, glamping, Sewing, Stashbusting

Bush bounty

Whilst I’ve been glamping I haven’t been idle, and I thought I would share my sewing environment and some of my activities. I have been sewing in a flyproof dome tent. This has the advantage of being shady, allows the breeze to waft through and it keeps the insects away. The towel on the floor was for Heidi to […]

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family sewig, Sewing, Stashbusting

Summer flanno

I think we’ve established Tom’s obsession with flannel shirts, so I made him one for Christmas that was “flanno-like” but not actual flannel – it’s just a fine cotton which I bought in Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong. I used my usual Kwik Sew 3422, which has been altered to fit Tom’s frame and extra […]

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Camping Christmas

I’ve made a Christmas tree to take camping  glamping at Christmas. This is the best travel Christmas tree (except it sheds a bit) because it is light, soft, and completely unbreakable. The tree is based on a piece of green hessian, and then small pieces of fabric are pushed through in an action known as […]

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Knitting, Travel

Striped Danish

I made this jumper from a Hanne Falkenberg kit which I bought from Karin at Litet Nystan when I was in Stockholm. It is called “Studio” and the above photo is borrowed from the HF website. Hanne Falkenberg is a Danish designer and her work is well worth a look. This jumper took me a while […]

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family sewing, Sewing, Stashbusting

Reversible jacket number two

When I made my reversible jacket, Bridgette liked it and asked for one too. No second bidding required! I tried to buy the checked fabric but it was sold out, so I bought the same boiled, foiled wool in a herringbone pattern. Bridgette was still happy with that, so all’s well. This is the “evening” side, […]

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Fabric shopping in Hong Kong, Sewing, Travel

Fabric shopping on Hong Kong Island

Having given a run down on shopping in Kowloon, I thought I would now broaden the discussion to include HK Island. A must visit is the Western Market on Des Veux Road Central. Take the MTR to Sheung Wan station and leave via exit B.  Turn right and wander along the street until you see this building on […]

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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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