I teach. I went into teaching aged 35, so not a wide-eyed innocent by any means. I already had kids of my own, in fact the youngest was already 9 at this stage , the eldest was 13. I fixed many a stroppy youth with a steely eye and pointed out that my son was … Continue reading Lessons and life
I’ve come to the end of the sewing that simply had to be done. I’ve found this year that it’s really fun to do a (sort of)SWAP, as my normal random approach doesn’t always provide me with a wardrobe that really works for me. I tagged it the SOIL approach: Sewing On Impulse = Liability! … Continue reading Prospective sewing #1: All for me mwahahahahahaha!
And we’re making progress folks, those DK leggings and shirts have got her twitching for the great wardrobe transformation at last… In the dedicated wife-stash: The punky, Westwood inspired collection. We have a beautiful length of fine wool suiting, Black Watch tartan smallish piece of snakeskin print chiffon [this surprised me when she chose it, … Continue reading Prospective sewing #2: For the missus
Next up- three shirts. When not feeling punky or doing the garden, OH likes to look very tailored and sharp. HRT has made her boobs grow, so only one or two of her shirts will now fasten. I nagged until she sat still and matched fabrics to shirt patterns. She chose these: #1 An unidentified … Continue reading Some unselfish sewing #2 tops
I’ve been sewing up a storm lately (as in, the last three years), and almost all of it for me. Bad Fairy. I’m always buying fabric for my wife, sometimes letting her have a say, more often using my superior age and wisdom [ha!] This has resulted in a pretty large subsection of stash devoted … Continue reading Some unselfish sewing #1 bottoms
I was just reading this article on Feistybook. It’s all about new clothing ranges for kids designed to blast through the boundaries of boy/girl clothing. I remember first seeing the signs back in 1986 when my youngest girl was born. Absolutely everything for girls in the local kids’ wear shop was pink. I hate pink. Always … Continue reading ‘Forget princess, call me president’
Bear with me: In January, I hopped onto the ‘Jungle January’ bandwagon via Pretty Grievances‘ blog. I was paired off with the lovely Kate of Fabrickated, and we sent each other jungly fabrics. She’s blogged all about it (and me) here. I had such fun, I ploughed on into ‘Zeb-ruary’, which was just an excuse … Continue reading The Hasn’t-Got-a-Snappy-Theme April collection
And here I am. That’s me, wearing a recent make, Style Arc ‘Dixie’ in silk chiffon and habotai. Hand-stitched no less, as I was worried the machine would eat it! Maths lecturer, Facebook game addict, foodie and sewing fiend at your service. Well, not really at your service, but I may entertain or even on … Continue reading Hello world!