Hello to all of you sewing enthusiasts! I have been away from this blog for a while because I have not been sewing for a time either. Blame the global events of the last year for that... you know what I mean! Some of you have written to me - I thank you all for… Continue reading Taking a break from sewing
Designing a new coat is hard work! This is from Der Neue Schnitt, issue 12, 1950. I shall be combining navy twill with sage green herringbone on this to make it a striking coat with both body and soft folds. You'll have to wait and see how that goes! 😁 Here is the detailed drawing… Continue reading My design process
There is a mysterious bulge on my cutting table. Detective No. 1 comes to investigate. Weird bulge. Better leave it alone. Detective No. 2 is on the case. The bulge reacts! What are the chances of me actually getting some cutting done?
The sheds are done - and they are sheds no more! 😃 Well, technically they are still sheds of course, and contain sheddy things, but according to my neighbour's kids, they are weird - and definitely not sheds because sheds cannot be striped. (The kids were watching me painting from their trampoline - one jump… Continue reading Stripes got colour!
This is our second summer in this house and this year we are doing the garden. Having a garden has been a real blessing with the you-know-what going on. We've had a patio done and I've been enjoying sitting out in the rain this morning - under the umbrella. The space along the wall and… Continue reading Stripes everywhere
I am not a dog person, I am a cat person. I do like dogs though and for reasons beyond my ken I got the urge to have a dog. In addition to our two cats, that is. The first attempt with an adult dog was unsuccessful, but it did not discourage me and the… Continue reading House training a puppy