Monday, 22 June 2015

An ode to laziness

Laziness moves the world forward. True thing guys. How do you feel when you misplace your remote control? Do you enjoy being able to move around while talking to someone on the phone? Who does not feel lost when their washing machine breaks down? There was no particular need to invent a remote control, a cordless phone or a washing machine. These things just made life easier.

Apparently Bill Gates said, "I will always choose a lazy person to do a difficult job... because he will find an easy way to do it". So, how do I apply for a job at Microsoft? Because after completing this project I feel my chances are pretty good!

Monday, 15 June 2015

My indulgence project

Sometimes a girl has got to indulge herself. She has to get out her best fabric, take her time to add beautiful handmade details to a garment and go slow enjoying the process, savouring every completed step.

The Ishi dress by An from StraightGrain was my indulgence project. There is no doubt about that.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Lady in red

Well, it is officially winter here. I can no longer deny it or pretend the cold weather will go away soon because my wishful thinking cannot cancel morning frost, cold southern wind and gloomy gray skies.

But fear not! There is a way to brighten up winter days! I think R's new red jacket has the ability to do just that!

Monday, 25 May 2015

I miss summer

It is not even winter yet and I already miss summer! So please allow me to share one more summer project before I have to accept the reality that the heating season has started :)

A few months ago Marte from Compagnie M was just about to launch her paper patterns. Marte wanted to make sure everything was spot on before sending files to be printed. I was happy to help her test the Mara blouse pattern again.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Sewing mends the soul

They say that sewing mends the soul. 

They are right. 

Late last year there was a period of time when I felt like my calm little world came crushing down and I had no control over what was happening. One of the things that helped me get through that challenging time was sewing. 

The best way I could think of achieving the sense of having control was to tackle a challenging task. Make something new. Something I have not tried before. 

So, While she was sleeping...

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Selfish Sewing Week and other adventures

Selfish Sewing Week finished a few days ago. I have a feeling I am the last person in the world to finally blog about what I have made!

At the end of last year I decided to focus on two goals: to sew more for myself and practice sewing knits. I think I am right on track with my first goal having spent summer months sewing almost exclusively for myself.

My SSW project was an attempt to get more familiar with sewing knits. I knew I wanted to make the Seafarer top by Sew Much Ado. This pattern is perfect for beginner sewists and for those like myself feeling somewhat intimidated by sewing knits. So While she was sleeping...

Friday, 6 March 2015

A vision in blue or mistakes galore

Grandmother Pugh 
was a vision in blue,
from the top of her head
to the bow on her shoe.

These lines from Hairy Maclary's Hat Tricks by Lynley Dodd came to my mind as I was sewing this outfit.

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