Ha! So I saw some dumpling pouches somewhere recently. And I felt the irresistible urge to make one again. I'd made this (a couple of them, I rarely make things singly) a while ago, using the same tutorial. I think I either made the smaller version that time, or I printed the template out at … Continue reading The cutest zipper pouch you ever saw
In which foul weather played havoc with a Fair.
If there's one thing I deal with on a mammoth scale, it's words. So I've been tempted back to blogging. Let's see if I can keep this up and make better use of my words than I have before.
I believe that social media can be a powerful tool for people who can use them properly. Me, I'm handicapped in a couple of ways, mainly due to the fact that (a) I don't have anything original to contribute, which makes it less likely that any of my me-too posts will find a fan following … Continue reading Running as fast as you can
I joined up to flash my stash on Instagram with Rin over at Sew in Love for fourteen days. I admit it was tough choosing what to show sometimes, but it was a useful exercise, showing me how scared I am to use some of the fabric I have. You can check out all the … Continue reading Following lines
Aargh!!!!!! I had a post more than half written and it vanished into thin air. How is that possible??? Anyway. I was talking about something that happens to me very frequently. Especially since I lack perseverance (despite my school's motto, perseverentia omnia vincit). I start a project and get about halfway, then run into a … Continue reading Dark clouds overhanging
I know I said I'd be a good blogger, but good intentions never got me anywhere. I'm still in the sewing madly phase, especially since someone wanted a bus load of neck pillows. While the pillow itself is very quick to sew, I had to stop for my stock of fibrefill to be replenished. And … Continue reading Phases not fazes
I thought about titling this post "Waxing and waning" to show the periodicity of my blogging, but then realised that would be misrepresentative. The moon finishes its cycles in a month, whereas WordPress tells me I haven't blogged in well over a year. Hence the reference to another periodic celestial object. My last post but … Continue reading More like a comet
The sewing machine and I aren't really friends, although we are on speaking terms. I'm happy if I can sew a straight seam most of the time. But I do prefer machine sewing to a needle and thread any day. I have sewn some things for my daughter, and a few cushion covers etc. but … Continue reading Not quite in the ditch