Monthly Archives: August 2010

Tulips and twelve year olds

Semi tulip skirt on a twelve year old without an hour glass figure (yet)? Perhaps not such a good idea. But she’s happy ( “Hannah liked it” she said after its first wearing…). It’s a Burda pattern I’ve wanted to … Continue reading

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Princess seams and a tucked yoke

Another great pattern from Burdastyle Magazine. Either this or the dress version have been on my sewing to do list since the issue came out last January. I didn’t really need a dress but I liked the idea of a … Continue reading

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Turin

I was in Turin for work. Its a beautiful city. Turin was the home of the Italian royal family. Here is the front fence for their palace: And lovely paving! Turin is also the home of Nutella. There are lots … Continue reading

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Fabric shopping in Turin

Ahh, the real reason for being in Italy was to drool over the gorgeous and stylish fashions in the shop windows and discover some fabric shops. One’s fabric stash can’t be left to languish without Italian fabrics, surely! I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Tarragona

Ancient roman city in Spain. Still a bustling university town today. Great food. Great roman ruins, too. This was the view from my hotel room. The scaffolding was from a recent concert held in the amphitheater The Priorat wine region … Continue reading

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(aahh …aahh) French onion (aahh) soup (choo)

Ab you can tell fromb the title I hab a cold…sniff… We have avoided the worst of the dreaded lergy this winter, but the one by one the house has succumbed to a head cold this week. So as head … Continue reading

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Bobble skirt

Finished it. Great feeling. Fabric bought this season from Gay Naffine and made up this season (the post about the fabric buying spree is here). It works nicely with a jacket I made a few seasons ago, which is just … Continue reading

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Whichever party wins… Cheesecake will be Prime Minister!

Polling has now closed and the results are in… cheesecake has a clear majority; a large swing to cheesecake late in the week has given it a clear lead in the polls! This week with all the Federal election action … Continue reading

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Tuna floss & other flavours (we try bāo diàn)

They said that video killed the radio star and sushi bars seemed to have made the old ‘fish n chips’ shops a thing of the past, now it seems there is an up and coming new “thing”. I want to … Continue reading

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