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Smock/Jumper/Pinafore = Smumpafore

Hulloooo peeps I was having a bit of a rummage around my sewing pattern drawers and I came across this oldie but goody from ages ago:- I’m not sure how old it is but I think it must go back at least 10 … Continue reading

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Working on my American accent and let’s make leggings

Howdy Y’all I came back from my US holiday a few weeks ago.  Gawd its a shock to the system to come back to reality after a great holiday.  I loved our trip to the States and can’t wait to return.  Unfortunately the … Continue reading

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How does my garden grow? Well it’s got a few weeds but that’s ok with me!

I love a good flower. I’m not one of your weirdo obsessives though. I don’t walk around every day with flowers in my hair (although I have been to San Francisco and it was really good) and I’m not a flower power tree … Continue reading

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Once upon a time in fairy tale sewing land…

First up I’ve been sewing but not blogging.  There are probably many reasons for this. All of them closely linked to what I have been working on and best explained as a modern day fairy tale.  It goes something like this… Once upon a … Continue reading

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Like a camel through the eye of a needle Part II…the sequel we had to have

Hey everyone My sewing room is done.  To be honest it was done about 3 weeks ago but “slack attack buttercup” has not done a blog post (hang your head in shame woman!). Anyhow moving right along, I’m really pleased … Continue reading

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Like a camel through the eye of a needle

Sometime last year we decided that my sewing room needed a  make-over.    All of my “bargains” and “good sewing buys” over the years had accumulated to the point where I couldn’t find anything. However, while this was both frustrating and annoying, I also knew how … Continue reading

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Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition

Hi y’all Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria one word…AMAZING!   Fascinating to see clothes and costumes made for Madonna, Beyoncé, Kylie Minogue, Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman, Amy Winehouse, Dita Von Teese etc.  I was just … Continue reading

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Hang onto your coconuts…it’s hula time!

  Well hello 2015! I’m slowly easing into what I know is going to be a pretty hectic year  – my Mum’s 80th birthday, my parents 60th wedding anniversary plus we are planning an overseas holiday.  On top of all of … Continue reading

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Out and about

About a fortnight ago I ventured down to the Gold Coast and visited the The Fabric Shop  at Robina.  This shop has a good range of quality fabrics that anyone who likes to sew will love.  It also has helpful and friendly … Continue reading

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Baggin’, draggin’ and saggin’

My latest dress has been an interesting experience that I hope not to repeat anytime soon. It all started when I decided that my next sewing project would be to make a dress using just my dress pattern block. I’ve … Continue reading

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