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I felt that I needed a “palette-cleanser” after the disappointment of a spending forever on a dress that simply did not hit the mark (I haven’t quite finished the dress yet, it’s in timeout while I contemplate it.  My first NYC UFO let’s say).  I was pondering my sewing sorbet — I don’t have any […]

September 12th, 2016
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Two for the Price of One

Back in April, my first project on my new sewing machine, with fabric bought in this new-to-me country, was actually a pair of pyjamas, and while they’re functional, they’re not terribly exciting or sexy.  They’re also a bit worn now, so there’s that. That new-to-me fabric came from Mood Fabrics in New York.  Going to […]

September 10th, 2016
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Who Wears Short Shorts?

Well, perhaps not short shorts.  Shorts nonetheless. I only recently read Tasia’s summary of Frosting vs Cake, but it struck a chord with me, which I briefly mentioned when making my Maudy Arabella dress.  I often make party dresses and wear them to a wedding or two, but they’re not something I get to wear […]

July 7th, 2014
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Maudy Arabella

Have you ever had a project that made you so irritated and annoyed, for no real reason? Neil and I were invited to a 60’s theme engagement party recently.  I knew about the party, but Neil didn’t mention the theme until a week before the party.  “I’ll make something!” I decided. This was obviously a […]

May 18th, 2014
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Twirling, Twirling

Miss Mollie, recipient of knitted elephants and still the only baby in the gang, turned two this week.  Goodness knows how she found the time to do that, but here she is, running everywhere and chatting away. A little birdie whispered in my ear, or posted on my Facebook, I don’t remember, that Mollie loves […]

March 15th, 2014
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Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Twee

Based on a picture I saw of Katy Perry once, I made a cabled orange hat, complete with a pom pom, ear flaps and braids.  I took a dodgy photo and made a project page for it on Ravelry, with the intention to document exactly what I did. I then loaned the hat to Neil […]

December 11th, 2013
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Double Truffle

I did make this dress over a year ago, for Paul and Ingrid’s wedding Neil and I attended in Denmark.  I photographed it on a hanger when we got back home from that trip, and figured that the next time I wore this dress, I’d get someone to take a picture of me wearing it. […]

November 28th, 2013
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In Stitches

I’ve actually made quite a few things recently.  In a fit of procrastibaking prior to last week’s exam, I made muffins.  I don’t like baking, but I really don’t like studying.  I understand that if you bake something and don’t put it on the internet, did you ever really make anything, but you’ll have to trust […]

November 7th, 2013
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Shawl Luck

When in New Zealand earlier this year, I stocked up on some yarn, as it seemed like an appropriate souvenir.  I bought some possum/merino blend in Rotorua and was quite content with that, until I saw this skein of Touch 4ply by Touch Yarns another yarn store in Devonport.  It was like someone had taken […]

September 16th, 2013
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