Travel Review – Ulster Folk MuseumΒ 

May last year I visited the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum just outside of Belfast, I can honestly say I have never enjoyed a museum trip more. I was looking at some photos from our trip and thought I just had to share my experience – it’s the perfect day out for vintage lovers and anyone who appreciates architecture and gardens throughout the century’s. Actually, it’s … Continue reading Travel Review – Ulster Folk MuseumΒ 

Off-Piste – Snowboarding in Austria

*** Check out your chance to win a vintage sewing pattern – Here! *** I’m going a little ‘off-piste’ today but I couldn’t let our snowboarding trip go by without sharing some photos. I’ve had one of those afternoons dreaming of snowier days and wishing myself back on holiday so there’s nothing like admiring our photos, whilst planning the next trip!  So here’s a snapshot … Continue reading Off-Piste – Snowboarding in Austria

The Growing Fabric Stash

Oh dear, where has the time gone?! Somehow I blinked and two weeks went by since I last blogged/opened WordPress. We did go away for a few days last week to sunny North Wales so I think I will use that as my excuse! Of course no trip to North Wales is now complete without a slight detour to the lovely Abakhan in Mold on … Continue reading The Growing Fabric Stash

A Dress Comes to Pemberley: Simplicity 6155

Just in time for summer and sitting in the garden, I finished my daisy print dress. It has already had it’s fair share of being worn and going through the wash! (Does anyone else have that breath of relief when a handmade garment comes out of the wash for its first time unscathed? I don’t know why but I always have images of them coming … Continue reading A Dress Comes to Pemberley: Simplicity 6155

Me Made May: Week 1

Hello all! I am back from a lovely 10 days in Northern Ireland, it is so beautiful – expect a photo update shortly. Me Made May began while I was away and I didn’t let being on holiday stop me from joining in. I took a selection of my handmade clothes away with me so that I could fulfill two parts of my threefold challenge: … Continue reading Me Made May: Week 1

Northern Ireland: Fabric Shop Suggestions?

I’m off for a trip to Northern Ireland in a few weeks and thought I’d see if anyone has any fabric shop suggestions or places of interest for a vintage collector and sewing lover?    I can’t wait, it is well and truly time for a holiday! We are staying in Port Stewart but I’m hoping we will visit Belfast too. I’ve been once before … Continue reading Northern Ireland: Fabric Shop Suggestions?

From Snowboarding to BBQ’ing

Trainee Housewife is expanding! I have set up a Twitter account which you can now follow @TraineeHWblog – I promise not to spam you with tweets but hopefully share things of interest. I thought it would be a great place for some sewing conversation too.     I am very sore today from a full day of snowboarding lessons yesterday so no sewing has been happening for me … Continue reading From Snowboarding to BBQ’ing