Onto another summer dress of my “personal” Summer Dress Sewing Tour 🙂 A sweet friend lend me a couple of her Japanese sewing pattern books a couple of months ago. I instantly fell in love with the simple designs and carefree clothes. Soon, I decided it was about time I got some as well –… Continue reading Sewing tour – summer dresses #2
Earlier this month I knew a “break-up” was coming: Me and my sewing machine were going to be apart for 3 weeks (yes, that long!). The day before, I found a much-awaited parcel in my mailbox (fabric, what else?) So, what did I in the wee hours before leaving for the beach? I sew. For just about 3 hours and… Continue reading More late summer sewing
A couple of weeks ago we planned a trip to a botanical garden close to our hometown. The weather was not very cooperative and, despite been spring, it was cloudy and grey. So, summer clothes were not an option (yet)! Miss M didn’t want to wear jeans (not really a surprise as she’s not very keen on wearing… Continue reading Light sewing ….
Books have always been amongst my favorite things in life. My kids are fortunate enough to have lots of books around – new, inherit from their grandparents, borrowed from libraries and friends, rescued from thrift sales and school auctions (their favorites, of course)… I can honestly say that loving books (and reading) is embedded in our family… Continue reading Addicted to reading? (seriously!)
My morning ritual (in “good mornings”) involves drinking a cup of tea in front of the computer before leaving the house. It’s my (almost) quiet time as the kids are still getting ready for school (searching for toys or missing stuff that is always so important to share with their friends). I only have about… Continue reading Out to Sea
Life has been busy at the moment (as usual) yet I know I should be glad because a busy life means a life that has been throughly lived and I wouldn’t want it any other way 🙂 Yet, the drawback is that sewing time is once again greatly reduced… Nevertheless, and while we’re still waiting… Continue reading Something old, something new …
The KCWC week is almost over and to be honest I’m not quite sure if I can call it a success. I’ve been sewing an average of 1 1/2 hours per day (which is quite good for me, considering I’m still working full-time, following a busy schedule this week and spending some quality (lol) time with my family), yet… Continue reading KCWC – Update
The reason why I kept procrastinating a blog was because I couldn’t find any good reason to do it. There are so many great blogs out there (I’ll be posting on some favorites soon). Yet, I come to the conclusion that I needed a blog for illustrating my journey as a sewer, apart from my… Continue reading On blogging …