Today I are bin mostly…

…laying bait for racists, and buggering up another corset. First, the racists.  I spend many, many hours on Facebook, playing pointless games and looking at kittens of course, but I’m also active on several sewing sites, great for general chat and giving and getting advice.  Recently I started watching an interesting site which sells vintage/antique … Continue reading Today I are bin mostly…

Own Goals

This time last year, I didn’t make resolutions, but I did complete the ‘Top Five’ that lots of bloggers do.  I’ve just looked back on the ‘goals’ for this year,  Here they are: Top 5 Goals Complete the SWAP Do as many Historical challenges as possible, as long as they contribute to my wardrobe  Complete … Continue reading Own Goals


I was so determined to finish this bloody silk bodice today.  It’s been sitting there, part done, for so ruddy long, making me feel guilty.  I just spent the best part of an hour carefully clipping, trimming and pressing all the ruddy princess seams in the silk, and in the coutil lining.  I’m all hot … Continue reading AAArrrrggghhh!

“…the girl could flounce better than a fat turkey on a trampoline.”

Well actually, I can’t.  My flounce-ability  is defunct.  My poor treasured ruffler is, like Monty Python’s parrot, no more. My much anticipated sewing marathon started yesterday morning, relatively bright and early.  I’ve had plenty of time to prioritise and make lists, so job one was to be ruffling several yards of pre-hemmed trim, to make … Continue reading “…the girl could flounce better than a fat turkey on a trampoline.”


Marking, work, marking, work…blah blah.  I’ve genuinely been too busy to stop and watch TV [except for the finale of GoT, OMG I nearly blew up like wildfire!] And on the subject of Game of Thrones, THIS DRESS!  THOSE SHOULDER PIECES!  Oooh I’ve got some stuff swirling in my fevered little brain right now, I … Continue reading Bee-Gone!