Sewing

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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Sewing, Travel

Edinburgh

I think I mentioned in my last post that we were going to drive to Edinburgh via some of the border towns, but it wasn’t to be due to the traffic. Instead we drove into Edinburgh to do a quick reconnaissance before we caught up with our lovely hosts for the next couple of days, […]

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Travel

A day at the seaside

When we moved on from Leeds we decided we would stay out of the city and so chose a lovely self-contained cottage on a farm.  I was really taken with all the animals, and this alpaca was so friendly; it could not have come closer! Once again we used our accommodation as a base and […]

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Sewing

Travels with a capsule wardrobe

We are currently in the UK and will be here for nearly two months, which is a long time to manage a smallish suitcase of clothes in a potential variety of temperatures. Already I can see that I brought too much underwear (I have a long standing fear of running out of clean underwear) and […]

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Sewing, Travel

Thoughts on Me Made May 2017

I wasn’t going to do a roundup post on Me Made May this year because I am just so tired and, yes, jet lagged. However, as I did the vast amount of laundry that I managed to bring home with me I thought about the clothes I took on my holiday and those that I […]

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