Monthly Archives: April 2013

HANDSEWING.

Perhaps not the most popular topic for the current sewers and dressmakers, but I have always found it very therapeutic. As I little girl I used to hem hankies [we were always expected to have one with us – if … Continue reading

Posted in dressmaking, handmade, Life a Work In Progress, me-made wardrobe | 5 Comments

WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS…..

I don’t know whether today is a bonus or a boo-day [I’m being polite here, I would  normally mention that part of my anatomy I sit-upon]. I think I am finally succumbing to the dreaded lurgy that the rest of … Continue reading

Posted in Blouses, dressmaking, handmade, Life a Work In Progress, me-made wardrobe, Sewing | 2 Comments

I MADE IT!

I finally made it to Reading, so may I first say ‘Hello’ to the lovely ladies at Fabric Land, Reading [http://www.fabricland.co.uk ]especially the lovely young girl who was so helpful, thanks again. Shame on me – I didn’t get the … Continue reading

Posted in Sewing, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

THE NO TITLE POST

Let me say right at the outset, I am not a political animal. I hold no political views or affiliations whatsoever. I firmly believe that whoever you vote for the government always gets in [and that is more true than … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

THE BEST LAID SCHEMES

But no tantrums this time and no fabric either, but there will other days. My grand-daughter Harri [Harriet] lives with her husband Joel near Reading and we were going to have lunch out together and then indulge in a splurge … Continue reading

Posted in dressmaking, handmade, Life a Work In Progress, me-made wardrobe, Sewing | Leave a comment

SO FAR – SEW, SEW

Yesterday my Moda blouse got an outing, it now has a reprieve.  I wore it untucked over a navy straight skirt but with the addition of a leather belt. Almost as you see in the picture, but I hope a … Continue reading

Posted in Blouses, dressmaking, handmade, Life a Work In Progress, me-made wardrobe, Sewing, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

THAT WAS THE NEWS, NOW FOR THE ………

           I’m beginning to think I should start each post with a weather forecast, but it is April at last….and my lilac buds are fat and the crab apple trees in the garden are just waiting to burst out…and … Continue reading

Posted in Blouses, dressmaking, handmade, Life a Work In Progress, Sewing | Leave a comment