Yee-Haw!

Folkwear ‘5 Frontier Shirts’ pattern number 212.  Fabric:  white cotton stretch poplin with navy piping.  Fabrics from Tia Knight.  Woven fusible interfacing on collar, cuffs and front band.  All seams are flat felled. The pattern comes with two alternative fancy yokes; I chose the simpler of the two.  I omitted the breast pockets, there’s enough … Continue reading Yee-Haw!

Wifey’s wardrobe [and another big shout out for The Textile Centre]

** post delayed while waiting for the missus to do  photo shoot!** I haven’t been feeling up to much all week really, but finally had a mammoth cutting out session on Sunday afternoon.  I got cracking on bank holiday Monday, and decided to tackle the ‘non white’ sewing first, as I hate threading and re … Continue reading Wifey’s wardrobe [and another big shout out for The Textile Centre]

New arrival

Not some Royal sponger, but my lovely parcel of delight from The Textile Centre. Oooh! My first reaction, when I ripped open the packaging [no restraint for THIS Fairy thank you very much] was ‘I didn’t order this!’ It looked like a length of white-on-white jacquard, when I was expecting green roses, giant parrots, and … Continue reading New arrival

Bacon, bake off

Geddit?  geddit? I’ll get me coat. Anyway, all I meant was, having had a lovely bacony breakfast, cooked by ma belle femme, we trotted off to the shops and got the required coconut, plus a whole heap of goodies from our local cake decorating emporium… My niece has asked me to make her daughter’s birthday … Continue reading Bacon, bake off

ANZAC day

ANZAC day- a reminder that I promised to make the wife some anzac biscuits a couple of weeks ago, then found I hadn’t got the ingredients.  I finally got my golden syrup, so off to the kitchen.  No coconut.  Bum. Ah well. I’ll share the recipe while we wait: 2 level tablespoons golden syrup 5 … Continue reading ANZAC day

Graffiti and roses

A short post, and unfortunately rather blurry pics of the work in progress…I promise I’ll take better ones when I get this done! The fabric is of course from The Textile Centre on ebay, I bought 2 panels, each with 3 large orange roses on a random graffiti/newsprint background.  Dawn didn’t really fancy large roses … Continue reading Graffiti and roses