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It’s a Scraptastic Tuesday!

I made progress on an old WIP I’ve not touched in a year- YEAH! My scrappy log cabin quilt needed 64 blocks to be completed and I had made 46 of them and stopped, packed up and moved country. So I’ve been making the remaining 18 in the evenings when Alex has been working. I […]

Oh yeah remember this?

So I had this list at the start of the year… And things have taken a longer time, with different order and approach, so it looks like this now: I have however nearly finished a quilt for a magazine (not yet written up) and I don’t think I will make another Hank quilt now, I […]

A Finish – the yellow dress

I find it difficult to be completely satisfied with garment making but I refuse to make a muslin because of the extra time and money; maybe I need to decide which is most important! So this dress is finished, not without issue, though I finally understood how vents work and I learned to make a […]

Mini Tutorial: Starch substitute for 37.5c!

I have a mini tutorial for you today on how to make your own starch substitute – like Best Press or Flatter for a few cents. The credit for this idea shouldn’t go to me though, I was told about this by Jackie who I used to work with, and she in turn was told […]

On blog following

Recently, I have felt a little bit paranoid about not having enough blog followers, comments, etc to fulfill my side of the marketing and publicity once my book is out there in the World, and this is part of my contract, as well as something I feel organically responsible for. My day job is marketing, […]

Sewing every spare second

Over the weekend I continued where I left off on the last post. I decided to put my yellow dress together first. I got quite far… And then got angry, frustrated and sweary. I tore the zip out at least three times trying to get it to sit right. I find sewing pattern instructions are […]

Loving it

I shipped off the last requirements for my book today, and emailed over all of the images and second draft copy yesterday. Whilst I have enjoyed the process and would do it all over again, its so liberating to be working on a completely different style again. I treated myself to start a new project […]

Classes with me

I’m going to try out teaching. I’m gradually getting a bit more assertive and confident so I reckon it is worth a shot. I used to get so embarrassed at public speaking right up to only a couple of months ago so it will be good for me. These classes are up to 8 people, […]

Share the space

I’ve given up a wardrobe so Alex can paint- until we get a house of our own with more room. In Ikea, We chanced upon the exact same desk in the clearance corner that we were going to buy flatpacked, plus 25% off so that was a good find. The door can just be closed […]

The Finish Along is back – Q1 2017

I’m not expecting to get many WIPs finished this quarter, but as usual, I’m going to give it a go, and suggest three things that could possibly get done, or at least develop a bit further! This dress still hasn’t got any further since last quarter, it’s time I got that done. Another no-changer – […]