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Round up of the year - My five top hits of 2014

I really enjoy the community events, most recently Bimble and Pimble’s Sewvember which introduced me not only to Instgram but to some wonderful, inspirational ideas. Now it’s approaching the end of the year and I see that… 673 more words


It's my Top 5 of 2014!

There’s no time like the end of the year for some peaceful reflection/anxious soul-searching, so I was keen to participate in Crafting a Rainbow’s Top 5 of 2014… 361 more words


The Mabel, Mark Two

Hurrah, it fits :-) Well, this time I followed the instructions (doh!) and used an actual knit fabric… I know, amazing!

I’m so pleased with this. 216 more words


On minimalism and ethical fashion...

Deep breath, this is a ramble…

It occurred to me the other day that I never really finished up Wardrobe Architect. I mean, I did all the exercises and I started working with the idea of having a capsule wardrobe, etc ect. 986 more words


Learning Restraint, Part II: So What Do I Actually Need?

So what do I actually need?

Well, truth be told, I already have a lot of clothes. Being totally honest, with the exception of replacing socks and underwear, I could probably go a couple of years without actually needing to make or buy anything. 661 more words


Blue Jasmine

I bought the fabric at a local crafting thrift shop called The Legacy. I hope that everyone has access to a shop like this. It is jam packed with all kinds of sewing and crafting tidbits, including fabric by the pound, and is ran by a volunteer crew of mostly grannies, some knowledgable some not. 643 more words

Random Ramblings

A Little bit of Mabel in My Life

Or the moral of wilfully choosing the wrong fabric for a project…

I’ve been itching to try out a Mabel (from Colette) for a while now, and luckily it fits in with my new sewing rules (more on that in my next post), so I can totally justify it. 438 more words