Killer clutch

Friends, I’ll just say, in case you haven’t gathered, I am currently unemployed. I made some risky decisions, played hard and fast with my career. There may have been a touch of over confidence involved and it did not pan out, and since November, when my last contract ended, I haven’t had a job. So […]

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Winter in linen

Last week, I went to a workshop (on a whim) called “Colour, mood and plant-based dying.” Instagram made me. The following day, I had a bunch of kitchen work to do, so I made onion skin, red cabbage leaf and coffee dye baths. While I worked, I dyed some linen scraps to see what colours […]

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Diving into a new ironing board cover

I’ve been ironing a ton lately (while sewing), and so have been keeping the ironing board on the main floor where I work and keep my machine. It’s tucked away, but you can still see it. And here’s what it looked like: I’ve had this cover for 15 years and it’s looked this way for […]

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Kitty oven mitts

My mummy requested oven mitts from me for Christmas, so I made her a pair that matched her kitchen but then also made a few more pairs – that have cats on them. Learn from my mistakes I used the tutorial from Crafty Gemini. I liked it, but I drew my own pattern by tracing […]

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The perfect little gift

My mission to master my zipper foot has driven me to create more and more boxy zipper pouches and since it happens to be the holidays, I’ve given them to all my femme relatives! Some with tabs and some without – mostly because I kept on forgetting to put the tabs in until after the […]

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For ladies who lunch

I have some time this year, so decided to make a whack of these boxy pouches as holiday gifts. I needed some zipper foot practice (is it possible that mine isn’t working? My needle doesn’t fit into the spot where it looks like it should go…), and have always cherished the handmade pouch that I […]

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Cherishing kid’s knits

I’m not sure who made this sweater, or who owed this sweater before us, but I do know that when I saw it on the rack at Talize, I slipped it very quickly into my cart marveling at my consistent extreme luck when shopping for 2nd hand clothes. My son is the type of kid […]

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