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Rain jacket for Mark

Mark had been wanting me to make him a raincoat for a while and I ordered this gorgeous oxblood Merchant and Mills oilcloth from My Fabricology in Perth and it didn’t disappoint. He was very specific about the type of coat he wanted – not too long and not too short, no hood, but a […]

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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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Marvellous Midlands

We left Wales and headed to Birmingham as I was desperate to experience the famed rag market. Yes, there was a lot of fabric! Yes, I was overwhelmed! No, I didn’t buy anything. We went over the road to the Fancy Silk Store, which wasn’t terribly fancy from the outside. But inside, oh my word! […]

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Felted silk top

In May the Magamsewalong theme on Instagram was “May Mashup”, and I had to think long and hard about what I might do. I happened to be looking in a cupboard and noticed a whole box of silk samples and had a lightbulb moment. Could I somehow felt the silk into my own fabric? I pulled […]

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Wonderful Wales

I’ve entitled this post “wonderful Wales”, but need to point out that we spent quite a lot of time cruising around on the border. It has to be said that this is a really beautiful part of the world with all the black and white buildings, the eye-watering greenery, the hedgerows and the flowers. There […]

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Lovely Lake District and beyond

On our way from Glasgow to the Lake District we felt obliged to check out Gretna Green. All I can say is that every tourist in the area had the same idea, including some who I’m convinced had no idea what it was really about. Mark certainly didn’t until I enlightened him. A tiny doorway […]

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The Fife Coast

Onwards from our accommodation in Huntlywood and we passed through Lauder, which has a lovely bakery, from which comestibles were purchased. Too many unfortunately, as my jeans are getting very tight! We crossed the Forth Bridge shortly afterwards and kicked ourselves as we didn’t get a good photograph of it. It’s rather wonderful, looking light […]

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