As in, Birmingham Rag Market and all the other good stuff. I used to do regular Birmingham sewing meet-ups, but have let them drift over the last year, and decided to resurrect the fun this week while I’m on holiday. As a member of the Steampunk Seamstress Squadron on FaceBook, I offered to act as … Continue reading Rag Week, Part 1
Just got to say, I’ve been happily chugging along with this blogging lark, having a chat, making new friends etc etc. Then I posted that lobstertail bustle thing yesterday, and shared it on a few FB groups I’m in. Within an hour, the number of views shot up from 90 to over 1000. Honest! I … Continue reading Blimey O’Reilly!
or The Trials and Tribulations of the Lobstertail Bustle: What a fab pattern. Honest, it goes together like a dream! There are only 4 pattern pieces, plus the waistband, which hardly counts. I sewed it up very speedily, and was very impressed by the excellent pattern markings for the boning casings- they go across quite a … Continue reading Shellfish Sewing
I’m trying reeeeeeally hard to get some mojo back, despite the drug-haze. I’ve managed a little cutting spree [you know how much I love cutting out]. So now, the cut-out-but-not-sewn-yet pile consists of denim jodhpurs mock suede bodice for the wife silk bodice for the wife [procrastinating because I can’t NOT cord them now…] silk/cotton … Continue reading Clock lobster!
No! Not that, but this: On Mondays, Game of Thrones takes precedence in this house, so I recorded the Bee. Sigh. Hardly worth it really, a very under-whelming ‘episode’ of nothing much. I couldn’t even get up much venom for a good shout, and only laughed out loud once at the embarrassing messes that a … Continue reading Sewing Bee #2: Cape Fear
I’m actually propranol-olloping, which isn’t anywhere near as bouncy as it might sound. The doctor upped my dose of beta-blockers a week ago, to ward off the stress related migraines that my job is giving me. I’m finding it pretty hard to adjust, and feel bone-weary, and often light-headed and dizzy. Fortunately, we’re into exam … Continue reading Lolloping along
When I was active in The Sewing Forum, I organised several sewing meets in Birmingham, visiting the Rag Market, Fancy Silk Store, and Barry’s Warehouse. I made some wonderful friends, one of whom ended up being a bridesmaid at my wedding [nearly three years ago now, wowsers] I’m now making pals here, and via several … Continue reading Market Fun with the Fairy #1
Hmmm. The Great British Sewing Bee. I’m trying to hold back…but…must…SNARK! If you are of a delicate disposition, please move to another post, this one is not for you. If you can’t cope with mean, snarky comments, you picked the wrong blogger! First, the good bits: I LOVE THE NEW EDNA MODE LOOKALIKE PRESENTER! Amaze … Continue reading Oh Bee-Have [Episode 1, GBSB]
Four hours, five camera battery changes, 154 pictures, countless changes, a couple of tea breaks, one wife rolling down our rather steep garden squeaking in alarm, and a HUGE heap of garments and accessories to clear away afterwards. We’re SHATTERED. Way too many pics to bore you with the lot, but here are the composites … Continue reading Shoot to Kill
The final photo shoot for the SWAP entry is good to go. I’ve assembled all the clothes [13 items which count as 11 for the SWAP, all the UNDERclothes, [7 items for the shoot], hats, footwear, accessories/props. The SWAP instructions say I can have up to 15 pics, including composites [lifesaver] and must include one … Continue reading Shoot me now!