Category Archives: travel

Fabric shopping in Madrid, another cocoon coat and another Bella

I’m sorry to report that the strawberry thief shirt has not been progressed since I posted last. I have two excuses. Excuse 1 I had a work trip to Salamanca in Spain. I didn’t take my sewing machine with me. … Continue reading

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Philadelphia and African wax prints

If you’ve been reading my blog for a little while you know I have the greatest job in the world. I work with wine and I get to travel to science conferences in all sorts of interesting places. This year … Continue reading

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In London with Felicity

Warning. Another image heavy post with only a small amount of sewing content. PSA over. Still with me? Okay, lets start. Felicity and I continued to pack a lot in to our remaining 5 days away. World’s best tourists? Most … Continue reading

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Paris with Felicity

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my crazy cat coat. Now I need to tell you about Paris. We had a superb airbnb apartment in Le Marais district. The view from our studio window into the central courtyard … Continue reading

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Crazy Cat Lady Coat: BurdaStyle 12/2011 #114 and some more European travel

Isn’t it ridiculous? In a good way. Of course. The zip is functional and accentuates the design’s lovey boule shape. Flattering? No. Fun? Yes! Technical details Pattern: BurdaStyle 12/2011 #114 Size: 38-46, I made a 42. Fabric: Cotton canvas upholstery … Continue reading

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Brighton fabric shopping and other travelling stuff

I have the best job. I’m a wine scientist and I get to go to wine conferences all around the world. And usually in very nice places. Like Brighton, England. Brighton Pier, from the perspective of a merry-go-round horse Who … Continue reading

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The ‘Your time starts now’ skirt

As ridiculous as it is, I made a skirt to wear on the plane just 2 hours before I had to travel. Yes it does match my suitcase colour I know. It was just an elastic- waisted skirt with two … Continue reading

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