I have done a lot of sewing so far this year, but quite a lot was not for myself. In fact I started making baby stuff over a year ago, when I was awaiting the arrival of my elder granddaughter. I was keen to explore all of the possibilities of sewing for littlies. First up … Continue reading All things Baby
Wow! Two months since my last post. What on earth have I been doing???? Well, apart from lots of busy-ness, what with visiting friends, puppy sitting, trips away etc,etc.... not a lot it seems. No that's completely wrong. I am just recovering from the Me Made May challenge, and getting round to looking back at … Continue reading Me Made May …. and into June
Last year was the first time I put together a Makenine, and I only actually identified 6 specifics, leaving three spaces for TNT's or wildcards. I think that on the whole I did quite well. I started with the Blackwood cardigan, and even had it cut out before New Year's Day. I had that made … Continue reading Looking back again…… how MakeNine18 panned out.
It's been a long time! My last post was in October! Crickey! Well, it's been a busy couple of months, what with moving, and then straight into Christmas. We are, at last, in our own house, after ten years of renting, and half of that time spent in flats (apartments) which were VERY snug. So, … Continue reading Making progress and a new beginning
I have been posting weekly round-ups of my MMM on Instagram, but I didn't get to write a blog last week, so this is a commentary on the last two weeks. Me Made May is so much easier to achieve if your me-mades include cardigans and /or jackets, so I scored this week because of … Continue reading Me Made May with repeats.
My pledge was to wear me-mades at least 4 times each week, including every Saturday and Sunday. Well, I am pleased to say that it has started well, with me wearing something me-made every day last week. Here is the montage. I also did what I set out to do first, which was to audit … Continue reading Me Made May Round one.
I am not given to too much reflection at the end of the year, because generally, life is one continuum, with a regularity of ups and downs, highs and lows, but I will share some thoughts about 2017. There was a long succession of challenges, which I had to work hard to meet successfully, both … Continue reading Looking back…. Looking forward….
Yes, it's the festive time of year when we have to find something a little bit different and more dressy than the usual attire. In other words party wear. Now I don't go to a lot of Christmas parties - at least not as many as I used to, but my family have an annual … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season……
Well, in theory they should be. After all, they are a pretty standard feature of most bodices, and if you've read my previous posts, you will know that I have a lot of experience with them, so it should be like falling off a log. But of course a good pair of darts relies on … Continue reading Darts are easy, right?