Monthly Archives: April 2013

I HAVE A NEW BABY!

….and she purrs like a dream! Voila – my 1954 Singer 201.  You know how it goes, one thing leads to another and I certainly wasn’t looking for another sewing machine. I told you how much in love I was … Continue reading

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HANDKERSHIEF DOLLIES –

Three little maids…these were known as ‘handkerchief dollies’. The story goes that these dollies were originally made out of men’s handkerchiefs [hence the name]formed roughly into the shape of a dolly, in order to keep little children quiet in church. Whether or … Continue reading

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ON THE OTHER HAND……

If my last post was dour and a bit on the negative side, I am now going to tell you the up-side of it all. You may be wondering if there was an upside but there certainly was! but you … Continue reading

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PLANNING A WARDROBE?

One of the benefits of making your own clothes is that you can make [within reason, skill and budget allowed] whatever and how ever many items you want. Thus you can plan your whole wardrobe [in theory] to please and suit … Continue reading

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THE FINALE.

There are plenty more people who will be talking about the Great British Sewing Bee that ended last night and in a far more entertaining way than this little input of mine. I have been watching every episode and it … Continue reading

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WHO LOVES MILLY MOLLY MANDY?

and who wouldn’t have liked a childhood just like hers? Where the sun is always shining except for two convenient snowy days so that she could go sledging with Billy Blunt? No, I haven’t gone completely bonkers [although I’m not … Continue reading

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QUICK UPDATE

The lurgy has morphed into pollen allergy type asthma but I am definitely not complaining because the sunshine has arrived at last and Spring has made its belated arrival trying to beat Summer to the post. Unfortunately this means that … Continue reading

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