Travel

Lovely London

We left my sister’s house to head to London, but thought we’d call in at Windsor on the way. Windsor has a lot to recommend it, most particularly the huge castle that looms above the town at one end. The flag was flying signifying that the Queen was in residence, I think. It’s hard to […]

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Sewing

My English roundup

I wasn’t going to write this post but a few people have asked me for more photos of our recent UK holiday, so I’ve put together a small travelogue. I say “small”, but I had many, many photographs to choose from and I tried to be careful not to include any that I’ve already used, […]

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Sewing, Travel

Red raincoat

Remember my post on the making of a raincoat pattern? Well, the raincoat is made and I’m quite pleased with it! Followers on Instagram may recognise this photo taken in London, where the coat got its inaugural outing. The sculpture is called “Still Water” and represents a drinking horse. It is 10m tall – isn’t it […]

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Sewing, Travel

Missoni makes

I had a couple of pieces of Missoni wool in my stash that I decided to make up for this trip. First up is a jumper made from a classic Missoni chevron stripe. This fabric came from Tessuti, Sydney. I made the jumper using the same self-drafted pattern that I used for my red top and […]

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Travel, vintage

A tiny bit of fabric shopping in London

I had very little space in my suitcase so I determined to just buy a tiny bit of fabric, and I wanted it to be Liberty. Yes, the Liberty store, but I didn’t buy anything in spite of the sale. The store is always worth a visit though as the building is so stunning. Brick […]

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Travel

London by day

We have dropped into London on our way home and have enjoyed a wonderful few days, although no time at all to catch up with any family, friends, or fellow sewers, which is disappointing, but we’re planning a return visit in 2016. This is an unashamed tourist’s view of London, with just some of my favourite places, and no […]

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