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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Sewing, Travel

Tello Jacket challenge

When I caught up with my friend Hélène in New York she asked me if I would participate in an international challenge with Suzy from @sewinginspain. The challenge was to make the Pauline Alice Tello Jacket which sounded easy, except that I was going to have six days at home between trips and I would […]

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Sewing, vintage, vintage pledge

Home Journal 1930s dress

I’ve had this 1930s pattern for a long time and couldn’t imagine ever making it, but tah dah, with a bit of pattern modifying and help from Sarah of Workspace Fashion and Design School, I’ve done it! The pattern is Home Journal 4463 and calls for a 34 inch bust, which I don’t have, although […]

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Sewing, Travel

Hobart holiday

Almost immediately upon arriving back in Perth from the UK, we left for Hobart, Tasmania. You always know you’re in Hobart by (a) the third world conditions at the airport, where airbridges are in a very distant future; and (b) Sammy the Seal sitting on the baggage carousel I had been watching the weather fairly […]

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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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Sewing, Stashbusting, Travel, vintage pledge

Challenges Ca’ching

I’m currently engaged in a number of challenges, so trying to double/triple dip as much as possible. I’m doing the Sew a Seasonal Wardrobe (SSW1) with the Sewalongs and sewing contests Facebook group, I’m still trying to scrapbust, I’m doing the vintage challenge, and March is knits month in my Stashbusting Sewalong Facebook group – […]

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Other creative endeavour, Travel

A delightful discovery

I haven’t had time to get photographs of things I’ve made in preparation for spring, but I am missing my blogging so went for a trawl through my photo stash and thought I’d share something of my Mum’s. A while back I found this roll of what I thought was calico, which I found when […]

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