Ele-mentary: Wedding Dress #1

**construction pics are mine, ones of the wedding, and the shot below shamelessly pinched from Elenor’s Facebook page.  Shoot me.  Ahem.** A while back, I offered to make a wedding dress for the daughter of an old friend, Rose.  We got to know each other on the daily walk to school, but eventually lost touch … Continue reading Ele-mentary: Wedding Dress #1

Rag Market at Easter

I wasn’t going to buy anything…but I slipped!  We never even got as far as Barry’s this time, we had a Market Virgin with us, and things took a loooong time lol A smallish group of 6, but we flexed and fluctuated, came and went, all day…except when happily ensconced noshing noodles at Mount Fuji. … Continue reading Rag Market at Easter

Rag Market with the Fairy

Hi all A quick post to see if anyone is up for some Birmingham rag-market shopping over Easter.  I’m planning to go into town as often as possible over the break, probably getting habby for the many projects I’m planning to cut out this weekend. Dates under offer are Tuesdays 11th and 18th, and Saturday … Continue reading Rag Market with the Fairy

Rag Bags

That was a very tiring, but really fun day- I guided another bunch of sewing enthusiasts round Birmingham Rag Market, Fancy Silk Store and Barry’s Fabric Warehouse.  We stopped for lunch at Mount Fuji Japanese restaurant [om nom nom] and a few restorative cuppas at the church tea rooms, before ending up in Wetherspoon’s for … Continue reading Rag Bags

Birmingham’s Lunarticks [sic]

From Wikipedia: “The Lunar Society of Birmingham was a dinner club and informal learned society of prominent figures in the Midlands Enlightenment, including industrialists, natural philosophers and intellectuals, who met regularly between 1765 and 1813 inBirmingham, England. At first called the Lunar Circle, “Lunar Society” became the formal name by 1775. The name arose because … Continue reading Birmingham’s Lunarticks [sic]

Ars Longa…

CoBloWriMo Day 14: “Write about your favourite museum, museum collection, or museum object.” A no-brainer this, but I have 2, not 1. Firstly, my local one:  Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.  As a kid, there was nothing much to do other than go to the galleries at the weekend.  Free, dry, and [to me] very … Continue reading Ars Longa…