Yearly Archives: 2015


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This week I have been working on a few projects, mostly a knitted head band for me and a dress (also for me) for a ball I have on Saturday. I also have to modify some of the team dresses… The dress I am making is based loosly on the BHL Anna Dress but instead of pleats it has gathers… Read more »


Sunday Sevens #1 (#63)

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For the first time I’m joining with Sunday Sevens from Natalie at Thread and Bobbins, a photographic representation of your week. I like the way it is almost like a photo a day thing but not that strict so if like me you don’t have anything interesting lots of the days you can still join in. 1: Testing a free… Read more »


Button mania

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Recently I have been having visits from family members and as I am living in quite rustic conditions I keep asking them to bring me things. Last time my mother came I asked her if she had any wool blankets going spare (she did) and any buttons (also yes). I received a stack of old blankets and Rosemary’s (grandmother) button… Read more »


Discoveries from Slow Fashion October

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I want to be more conscientious with the decisions I make about where my fabric comes from and making only those things that I need, mending worn out clothes and making heirloom products but at the moment that is not really practical in my life. Currently I am living alone without a set schedule and the act of making things… Read more »



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So there are a few changes going on around the blog at the moment, the most striking of which is the change from Blogger to a self hosted WordPress blog. Many thanks to Nikki for doing all of the work behinds the scenes to move all the posts across and set up the WordPress hosting on the website. This work… Read more »


Slow Fashion October – Worn

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second-hand / mending / caring for things / laundering for longevity / design for longevity (bucking trends, quality materials …) / heirlooms Thinking about long term wear of clothes this week, which to be fair seems to be and under arching idea for the whole of the series… I do love a good hard wearing garment and get frustrated when… Read more »


Slow Fashion – Loved

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proudest accomplishment / most loved item / most frequently worn item / thing you saved up for / investment pieces / thing you worked a long time on / oldest thing that’s still in rotation A lovely set of prompts this week Karen suggested she might do one a day on Instagram but I think that I might try and… Read more »


Slow Fashion October – Small

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The Small Fashion theme seems to be focusing on small batch products, really knowing where your garments come from, but unfortunately I don’t know any local designers etc. I know my mother gets some of her clothing from a boutique in Totnes where the woman designs her own fabric, gets it made and then makes the clothes from that. They… Read more »