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 […]

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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 […]

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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

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 & […]

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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 […]

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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

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 […]

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Travel

Out and about in Hobart

A few people have asked me for more photos from our recent Hobart trip, so I thought I would just package them into one post so anyone not interested didn’t need to look. One of the many interesting places in Hobart is the MONA (Museum of Old and New Art). The MONA was built by […]

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Mark, Sewing, Stashbusting, Travel

Viyella flanno

Given my family’s penchant for flannel shirts, I am always on the lookout for high quality fabric. To my joy I found this Viyella in Hong Kong and now don’t know why I didn’t buy more. I didn’t let this one linger too long in the stash and used Kwik Sew 3422 as per usual. […]

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Mark, Sewing, Stashbusting, Travel

New outfit for Mark

Whilst it’s currently beautiful weather here in Hobart, there is still that lovely crisp, clean, nip in the air and Mark dressed accordingly. His outfit today consists of a pair of tracksuit pants (KwikSew 3663) made with some cotton fleece from Fabric.com, and a Rugby top (Stretch n Sew 1758) made from bits out of my stash. We […]

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