keeping a hand in . . .

Just so y’all know I haven’t forgotten about sewing . . .


Coletterie’s Seamwork issue has been released and there’s a yummy article about places to see and shop in and around Edinburgh, Scotland.ย  It’s also available on the author’s site.

If wishes were jets, I’d be well on my way over right now!

From second hand book shops to museums to charity shops to real fabric stores to restaurants, this sounds like a wonderful city to at least visit, if not reside in.

Seamwork also has some features on exercise clothing, which I should study, having good intentions in that direction.

It’s Friday, so plan a little jaunt for yourself this weekend. Sit down with your favourite cuppa, and browse. Be inspired!

Don’t know about you, but my fabric stash still needs reducing.



16 thoughts on “keeping a hand in . . .

    1. CurlsnSkirls Post author

      Lizzie, I promise I’m going to continue trying to reduce mine, too! Just don’t mention the 3 new pieces I just got in the mail… ๐Ÿ˜‰)

  1. Lesley King

    I’m from Edinburgh but even I learned about some new cool places in the Seamwork magazine. Course for some of those places I’ll need to grow a beard, wear skinny jeans and cycle a fixie ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. navybluethreads

    Not much sewing going on my end either ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Still doing festive, relative-visiting so not complaining too much though. If wishes were jets… Love this idea. Just bought a lottery ticket too Thimberlina, so here’s hoping!

    1. CurlsnSkirls Post author

      Good luck to you both with those tickies!
      Was wrapping up my German ornaments last night, and can now estimate the size box I need just for Christmas things… aside from the other holiday things, you understand. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. corrineappleby

    Edinburgh is a beautiful city. My brother lives there so I visit fairly often. I still haven’t been to a single fabric shop though! Next time maybe!

    1. CurlsnSkirls Post author

      Oooooh! If not the fabric shops, maybe one or two of the charity shops. They seem to have loads of wonderful fabrics and patterns and books. All catch as you can, of course, but you never know! I’ve a lovely skirt of charity shop fabric, courtesy of lovely Jess (

  4. Thimberlina

    We went to Edinburgh a couple of years ago. Stunning city and a few fabric shop! I’m hoping to win the lottery tonight so will be sending your plane tickets shortly ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. CurlsnSkirls Post author

      Oh my ~ oh my ~ oh my goodness ! ! !
      ๐Ÿ‘€ ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ’• ๐ŸŽ‰
      Keeping everything crossed for your good luck! May you & Teresa have a joint win!


You are most welcome to leave a few words here...

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s