Author Archives: Dani

Portia Dress – toile stage

If there is one thing I love, its a good maxi dress. I am far too short, and wide for such a thing, but the comfort factor far outweighs any society expectations. And really, there is no disguising my size. … Continue reading

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2018 – the year of sewing for me!

After a couple of years focussing on quilting and gift sewing, with only a small amount of clothing sewing, I recognise that I need to update and refresh my wardrobe.  Items are falling apart, with a number of favourite shirts … Continue reading

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Solstice Quilt – a gift for the new adult

My niece turned 18 this year, a fantastic milestone.  Quite a few years back, as part of my first steps into quilting, I made her and her brothers a quilt each, all single bed sized.   I am sure she wasn’t … Continue reading

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Xmas 2017

Oh my poor neglected blog, you poor thing.  This has been the year of Thyroid Cancer, and I just didn’t have the energy to maintain this blog in addition to everything else that I was dealing with.  For those that … Continue reading

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Summer Sewing

While I didn’t get as much sewing over the summer break as I would have liked, I did finish a few items.  My energy levels were terrible, and I was having almost constant headaches, so focussing was difficult. My priority … Continue reading

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Xmas Sewing 2016

A quick scroll through my photo albums, shows that I have been particularly slack with documenting my sewing for the last few months.  Those that know me, would understand that this has been because I was diagnosed late last year … Continue reading

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The Bookshelf Quilt

Its not often I get inspiration for my quilt making. Unlike my very good friend Raylee of Sunflower Quilting (who is a professional quilter artist!), I am less inclined to challenge myself, preferring to make pretty things that keep people … Continue reading

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Barter clothing

I am a big believer in bartering skills.  I am quite happy to pay for a service, but its nice when someone values my skills, as much as I value theirs, and is willing to swap. I had a quilting … Continue reading

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Mental health check

Having suffered mental health issues as a teenager, I am aware of my “balance”. When I am feeling the strain, and when I know that my brain needs to cut it out and give me a break.  Sometimes these moments … Continue reading

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Cheung Sam for my daughter

Quite a few years ago, my daughter chose this dress pattern as her Year 10 graduation dress. It was a trial of difficult fabric (silk brocade …. eeeeekkkkkkk), tricky new pattern, and fitting my super tall daughter. She is a … Continue reading

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