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Good News!

Sorry that I don’t post often, mainly it’s because i don’t have a sewing machine to complete all the stuff that I start, but …. the good news is that my family is having Christmas in October (instead of December) (it’s a long story) 37 more words


weekly photo challenge: endurance

Gotta admit this flummoxed me.

Then linen floated into my head, then wool, and I thought about clothing, designs, the why of sewing.

How quickly did it become more than something just to stay warm?  93 more words


Learning the Basics

Since I was young, I have grown up with people who sew.

My mother was a stay-at-home-mom when I was younger and she would spend her afternoons, and sometimes night time when her children are asleep, to sew. 644 more words

Matatabi Makers: City Blazer

Hi friends. I’m still here! and I’m still sewing/stitching/(mis)adventuring! Just being a bit slow with writing and photos and … with life in general. But I recently made a linen blazer for this month’s Miss Matatabi Makers contribution, and I love it. 211 more words


Upcycled Flying Squirrel

After working on the Rapunzel dress for a while, I needed a break.  I came across this super cute tutorial on Wild Olive for a flying squirrel.  523 more words

1950's Vintage Simplicity: Pattern 1443 Baby Romper

Last year while on maternity leave and holding my daughter for hours upon end while she was sleeping, I perused pinterest and what seemed like every crafting blog.  558 more words


Stamp Collecting

Did you collect stamps as a child?

I did – Mum worked for the Department of Foreign Affairs before she had my brother and I – one of her friends saved a big box of stamps and Mum planned to repackage them and sell them for the church fete!  177 more words