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Dear young woman in the black dress

To the young woman in the black skater dress at my local shopping centre. Firstly, your dress is lovely ……. black, with lace panels up the side of the closely fitted bodice, beautiful swirly circle skirt. The dress complimented your … Continue reading

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Purging a Wardrobe

This is difficult for me……. really difficult. A childhood of poverty and perpetual “hand me downs” means that I am used to wearing clothing that is ill-fitting, not liked, and close to falling to pieces. When I buy clothes, I … Continue reading

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The Great British Sewing Bee

Woohoo, a sewing programme!  Whoda thunk it? Mind you, its only in Britain, and only through youtube do us Aussies get to see it, but still its there.  And what great viewing!   Don’t get me wrong, this is not … Continue reading

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Secrets …….. ssshhhhhhh!

When my children were much younger, they were both very similar in their thought processes.  While most kids would just accept the presence of secrets in their lives, my kids would argue the point, accuse me of lying, and generally … Continue reading

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PJ Top – front opening

Front opening PJ top – Simplicity 9193 – with alterations.  Fabric – Japanese Lawn from Spotlight. Thinking about upcoming surgery has me worried, and the way I deal with worry, is to plan.  I am a bit of an extreme … Continue reading

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Work Blouse – with alterations

Style Arc – Katherine Blouse – with alterations, in Japanese Lawn, white with grey/blue paisley print. Well i finally got around to finishing this top. I made the wearable muslin for this one last year, and have worn it a … Continue reading

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Xmas Banner – Part 5

Yes, I am quite aware that the banner used in the instructions is not xmas’y, but still, its pretty huh? Creating a Xmas Banner – part 5 Happy sewing everyone!

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Wool work skirt

Well I did promise myself that I would get this done, so I am very happy that I have delivered. Pattern is Ottobre 02/2010 Zaffiro (this issue has pretty much become my TNT). The pattern is meant for silk, but … Continue reading

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Baking … good for the soul

There is nothing like the provision of food to make you feel just that bit better. I have had a cow of a day, rotten sleep, cranky mood, and its not helped by the children’s attitude. My back was sore, … Continue reading

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Home made bread …. from scratch

500 gms strong bread flour 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons of bread improver (available in the baking aisle) 2 tablespoons of sugar 2 teaspoons of instant yeast 280mls water 50 mls warm milk. Place the water, milk and sugar into … Continue reading

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