Sewing, Travel

Farewell Tasmania and other travels

You may have noticed that we have been in Tasmania, sorting out lots of things as it may be a long, long time before we return. We decided to drive Mark’s mother’s car home, which was a fairly big undertaking. Before leaving we packed the car with personal things such as paintings, photographs and odds […]

Read more
Sewing

Carbeth cardigan for the win!

I was having a lovely time in Tasmania when my friend Hélène asked me if I was going to knit the Kate Davies Carbeth cardigan. Er, I hadn’t thought about it, but immediately went off to Ravelry to check it out. Next thing I know, I had the pattern downloaded to iBooks on my phone […]

Read more
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. […]

Read more
Sewing, Travel

Itch-to-Stitch Visby Henley

Whilst I was away Kennis from Itch-to-Stitch called for testers for this lovely pattern. I was so sad I couldn’t participate but I bought the pattern the minute it was released as it ticked all the boxes for me (except pockets!). I loved the hood, the length and the henley placket. The Visby Henley & […]

Read more
Sewing, Travel

Hoodie hack

My most favourite ready to wear hoodie is on its last legs and I’ve been meaning to cut it up to turn it into a pattern for about two years, but as this year I am not wearing a single item of ready to wear clothing, the time has come to copy it. I am […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more
Sewing

Velvet jacket for SSW

My third item for the Sew a Seasonal Wardrobe is a light velvety jacket that I thought would take me through from day to evening. It is from Vogue 2431, a pattern I have been dying to use, but as it is from 2000, it didn’t fit with the vintage pledge, and somehow I didn’t get […]

Read more