– 2018/89 – Cecilia yoga bag

During my middle school years Cecilia was one of my best friends.  She lived near town and cycled everywhere and I was very jealous of that because we lived miles away and couldn’t.  In fact every time I visited her we used to both get on her bike and just roam… me siting way back […]

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– 2018/84 – flamingo pants

It’s May and May on Instagram is #memadeMay… the hashtag of awkward selfies and and beautiful handmade clothes.  Combine this with soon-expiring stash-points from the Village Haberdashery and what do you get? Yup, flamingo pyjamas pants. And why not? Years and years ago I owned the most comfortable pair of pjs bottoms ever… they were […]

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– 2018/78 – Athina Top, by Tessuti

I literally stumbled upon this pattern whilst numbingly surfing Instagram when the school bus was late… how did I miss it before? You can buy the paper version from the website (Tessuti) or you can download it for free which has the double benefit of being immediately available – if you have that itch to […]

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– 2018/72 – Esme tunic no 2

What can I say… if it ain’t broken… I love this pattern, (the Esme tunic/top, from this book by Lotta Jansdotter)… it fits me without having to make any adjustments, I can make it into a top (I made two) and a tunic/dress… just brilliant, the instructions are easy to follow (although not as detailed […]

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– 2018/18 – a simple table mat

It’s amazing what you can do with a bag of scraps! I’d ordered a couple of bags of scraps from the Denyse Schmidt’s website a few months back and the other week when the sewing itch needed to be scratched I cracked open one of them and just started sewing pieces together.  Like a puzzle. […]

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– 2018/11 – pencil case

I finally  made something!! Two weeks into the new year and I finally had time to sit at my sewing machine and make something!!! You can totally tell I’m out of practice… this baby is WONKY… but No 2 liked it and is using it and, let’s face it, there is no better compliment than […]

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– 180 – too big maybe?

First thing first… I’m having a terrible hair day.  No, I’m serious, it looks like a cheap wig.  I haven’t any idea why… I haven’t done anything different in my routine.  (Joking, I don’t have a ‘routine’… it gets washed, it gets dried… end of). Back to today’s agenda. (Joking… I didn’t have ‘agendas’ in the […]

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– 121 – pencil roll

Remember these? I lost count of how many of these I made and sold and given away as presents and made for my children when they were young.  Such a clever invention. So useful to take on holiday or at a restaurant and keep the children entertained.

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– 100 – computer sleeve

Sometimes I wonder about karma. The karma that found me less then 24 hrs before our taxi collects us for the airport racing through town to find shoes for No 3 whose feet have seemingly overnight grown too long for his walking shoes.  I have officially the shortest feet in the household.  Weird. The karma […]

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– 86 – sashiko jeans

I think I can genuinely blame Ali for this one. She’s the one who texted me a picture of a pair of denim from Anthropologie covered in sashiko embroidery.  She sowed the seed. And then that seed grew and grew and when I saw a pair of jeans in my size down to the most […]

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