No, I meant queue. Do you have a sewing queue? Check. A knitting queue? Check. A repairs and alterations queue? Check. A sewing machine tinkering queue? Oops! Check… A queue is not to be confused with WIPs or UFOs – although a Queue may contain both, it largely consists of FPs – Future Projects. FPs…… Continue reading The life of Q
I have always been fascinated by Alice’s adventures in Wonderland. The rabbit wearing a waistcoat with a pocket in which he keeps a real pocket watch! Never mind that it’s late by two days – I didn’t have a watch of any kind. The gardeners painting the roses red because they planted white ones by…… Continue reading Alice’s Tea Party dress
I hardly ever do any fitting, yet my garments fit the first time, whether I sew for myself or for others. This is not because I am so exceptionally talented – I am not. This comes with the pattern drafting method that I practice. I studied bespoke pattern drafting and couture tailoring in the Netherlands,…… Continue reading Sewing without fitting – ramblings with pictures
This post is not about sewing or sewing machines – life sometimes interferes even there! This is about our cat Mimi who died last month and a new kitten Boudica who’s taken over being the Queen of the House. Mimi has been with us for the past ten years. She chose me at the…… Continue reading Change of guard
I suppose it depends on how old you are. Is 1970s “vintage”? Certainly not, that’s just last year, I remember it vividly… Oops! What about 1960s? I was only around for a part of it, but things from early 1960s were of course everywhere still, so I remember them vividly too. So no, not vintage,…… Continue reading What is “vintage”?
I’ve never had a pin cushion with instructions before, especially not such a cute one! This beauty just arrived directly from Japan – they haven’t got them in Europe yet, although this being from Clover, they probably will. But they’ll need to translate the instructions first into all those European languages, which is a…… Continue reading A pin cushion with instructions