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Sewing on a Budget

I remember being slightly taken aback once when someone remarked that sewing my own clothes must save me a lot of money. Seeing as I’d rarely ever spent more than £25 on any garment throughout my teenage years, I exclaimed: 1,427 more words


Fire Drill

The fire alarm sounds. Some surprised faces look around the open-plan office as the Fire Wardens stand up, put on their high-viz vests and begin to usher people out of the building. 1,596 more words


Renting in Dublin..

Ok, so this is a world away from my usual type of blog post but that’s ok, this is a lifestyle blog too and this falls under that category. 1,081 more words

Day 8 - Needles & Notions

Over the weekend, aglow with my first success, I was itching to use the sewing machine some more. I re-fastened a loose handle on my favourite tote and did some small repairs. 2,057 more words

The Journal

Retired Judge

The Retired Judge sits, lounging in his leather recliner, passively listening to the radio on the counter behind him. A vaguely familiar song is playing. He searches his mind for the name of the song or the singer, but nothing returns. 601 more words


#Miniature #Dolls' Clothes Buttons, Zippers, and Buckles -- Advice and Links from ChellyWood.com

I took the photo above while shopping for fabric and doll-clothes-making accessories in Paris. If you’d like to learn more about my Paris trip and what I learned while shopping for fabric and notions there, come back tomorrow when I post my video about it. 585 more words

Crafts And Hobbies


these were my blue flea market finds from a week ago.  the table cloth is oblong, a medium sized cloth hand-embroidered in shades of blue with yellow centers for the flowers.   329 more words