Mark Staring Mad!

Me today…and for a couple of weeks to come, I suspect. Yep, A level marking season is upon me, and I’m doing 2 units concurrently, so my eyes are already starting to swivel and plunge in their sockets. I’ve also had to spend the day at work chasing up on stupid admin errors/omissions/general fuck ups.  … Continue reading Mark Staring Mad!


Blimey.  Well that was an interesting sew.  I knew it was going to be very technical, so for once I was a good Fairy and put tailor tacks on all the dots and squares.  MILLIONS of them.  I stay stitched as instricted, basted even more than instructed, and so on and so forth.  Partway through … Continue reading Me-oh-Miyake

Issey or issey not?

I’ve made a start on this, and I’m already irritated.  The main piece is a huge rectangle, going from back hem to front hem.  You start by stay stitching round a dirty great slash, then making ridiculously narrow binding to go all round it.  Why so narrow?  No idea.  The contiouous strip is only an … Continue reading Issey or issey not?


I intended to do a lot of sewing today, then realised I had to hit a marking deadline- I mark A level papers every year, and as it’s now all online, I have to do some online ‘familiarisation’ marking first.  It takes ages.  So I didn’t actually start my sewing until 5 o’clock.  But, this … Continue reading Fancypants?

Cutting remarks

I’ve just had a cutting out marathon.  I love cutting fabric, especially with my uber shears, and having a whole heap waiting to start sewing makes me very happy indeed!  This is what I produced: Two pairs of Style Arc Flat Bottom Flo trousers, in the newly-arrived blue leopard and pale blue stretch twill. Two … Continue reading Cutting remarks