Category Archives: Works in Progress

ONWARDS

‘Change is the end result of all true learning’ Leo Buscaglia Largely self evident I would have thought,[if no changes are necessary then you already know what you are doing but that’s just me, perhaps it is more profound than that]. … Continue reading

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NOT KEEPING UP APPEARANCES

In keeping a record of my recent makes here on this blog I mean, not in the Mrs.Bucket sense! So much so that I have to read my own blog to find out what I have done. Not good. Trouble … Continue reading

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NEW KID ON THE BLOCK

Last Monday I went to pick up this little lady. A thirty odd mile journey in the pouring rain. I was feeling quite excited, the picture on Ebay showed a 1950’s Singer 66 in what looked to be beautiful condition. The … Continue reading

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“LINGERIE”

  How I love that word – it is so emotive, for me anyway. It conjures up a luxurious leisurely-ness, a lingery-ness [and yes, I do know it is not pronounced lingery]. Now I would be first to own that … Continue reading

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ANAL? or NEAT?

As all of us that make our own clothes will own, eventually we run out of hangers and hanging space. The latter we can sometimes fudge by folding and packing away the ‘older makes’ or those we don’t wear too … Continue reading

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A FIRST, BUT I THINK I’M IN

I have to say that I have never joined in any sew-along, knit-along or any other thing-along, but I have come to this via a very roundabout route. To cut a long story etc., losing a bit of weight recently did … Continue reading

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THANKS JANE

I am offering grateful thanks to Jane [www.handmadejane.co.uk] who did a post on ideal gifts, and she linked to this; Which led me via a convoluted route to the ever helpful Kate at http://www.simpleway.co.uk [do check them out!]. They do … Continue reading

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