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Lizzie L
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I sew a lot, enjoy bringing old sewing machines back to life, and also cycle quite a lot as well as being very frugal!
I sew a lot, enjoy bringing old sewing machines back to life, and also cycle quite a lot as well as being very frugal!

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A second Purl Soho Quilted Wool Vest
Firstly, I have to apologise for the rather poor quality photos. some are taken with my Ipad and some with the new camera I was given last Christmas, but either I am thick about mastering it or there's something wrong with the camera. It just never seems to...
A second Purl Soho Quilted Wool Vest
A second Purl Soho Quilted Wool Vest
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Some new pedals, and continuing to break in the Brooks saddle
 As followers of this blog will know, I have two bikes, a Trek mixte which is at least 20 years old, and a Koga Traveller, which I bought last year. I had never even given a thought to the pedals on the Trek, which shows that they suited me fine.  These are...
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I have not been receiving notification of comments!
To all you lovely people who have commented on my blog in the last few months and not received a reply - I am so sorry! They have all been going into the "awaiting moderation"  bit on the blog design page, but I have not been receiving notification of them ...
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Breaking in a Brooks B67 saddle
 Nearly two years ago, I ordered a bike from Oxford Bike Works (which you can read about  here ) and thought that I would order a Brooks saddle with it. I requested a B17, but only because it seemed that this was the Brooks saddle of choice for most tourers...
Breaking in a Brooks B67 saddle
Breaking in a Brooks B67 saddle
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Singer 413 sewing machine brought back to life
Having said that I seem to attract sewing machines that are a bit unusual, this one has nothing unusual about it. However, at the end of this post, you'll be rewarded with a pic of the next unusual one I've just acquired........ This Singer 413 was brought ...
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Singer Capri 141 sewing machine
I know I know, sometimes blog posts are like buses - you don't see one for ages and then six come along at once. Well, in this case, two.... The owner of this machine had had a problem with the tension and so had bought a new one. I picked it up last week a...
Singer Capri 141 sewing machine
Singer Capri 141 sewing machine
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Purl Soho "Quilted Wool Vest" made from an old tent....
Over the winter I have had thoughts of wanting to make some sort of garment to go over my everyday clothes, mainly to disguise them a bit, so that I could wear, for instance, a lovely warm wool cardigan that is a bit on the tight and short side for my likin...
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A weather report from Oxfordshire.........definitely no cycling....
It's beginning to seem like a rather long winter.............. which takes me back to the winter of 1987, when I sat by the fire growing Bump No 3 and reading "The Long Winter" by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I can't remember if that winter turned out to be partic...
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Harris Family No 2, transverse shuttle machine, Part 1
I am currently struggling with this Harris Family No 2 transverse shuttle machine (long bobbin). I was given this one, along with a Jones Zig-Zag (which remains upstairs until I decide whether it's worth spending money on parts for it) many months ago. Even...
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Two people's plastic waste for one month
With all the news about plastic in the oceans and the news of possible attempts by the government to cut down on this waste, this blog post is quite timely. At the beginning of December I had decided that I would save all the plastic waste that our househol...
Two people's plastic waste for one month
Two people's plastic waste for one month
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