A new Coat of…

Bright red cashmere! We had a jaunt into Brum this afternoon, a military operation, with the missus dropping me at the Fancy Silk Store while she parked, meeting me in the rag market while I found a zip, then a DELICIOUS lunch at Cafe Rouge, fast shopping for veggies while rain PELTED down, then round … Continue reading A new Coat of…

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 reminder

Just a quick one Three visits to the Birmingham Rag Market, Fancy Silk Store, and Barry’s warehouse are planned over the Easter break.  Dates are Tuesdays 11th and 18th, and Saturday 22nd April Let me know if you want to join the fun, and slightly damage your bank balances while augmenting your stashes! Continue reading Rag Market reminder

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

Dawn’s coat #1

Simplicity 1732, ‘Victorian’ coat by Arkivestry. Off we trotted to Fancy Silk Store [via a delicious late lunch at Café Rouge, yum].  We had a brief pitstop at Barry’s too, as I wanted more of their top quality fusible interfacing, and some hair canvas for the collar/back stay.  We saw some lovely stuff at Barry’s, … Continue reading Dawn’s coat #1

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

Caught Napping

Following a couple of questions about the construction of my sorta-6Nap skirt, I’m just going to go over it here, as previously blogged, but all together.  Hopefully it will make some sense! First I made the waistband and yoke from a stretch remnant, judging the shape of the points just by eye, sticking masking tape … Continue reading Caught Napping

Rag Week

Blimey.  Three visits to the rag market + Fancy Silk Store + Barry’s in 8 days.  That’s a lot of fabric, and a lot of walking! I was restrained this time, but enabled the lovely Katja to buy one helluva lot of goodies [her shopping trolley was full before we were halfway round the markets … Continue reading Rag Week