The amazing deconstructing reconstructing ‘T’ Dress!

I have been making progress on my Japanese sewing adventures.  Mainly thanks to the (now nearly blunt) unpicker which came with my sewing machine which (rather pointedly!) has 'JAPAN TECHNIX' stamped into its shaft. It has been a learning experience.  But now clipping and flipping is in my neckline toolkit.  It's probably a lot easier … Continue reading The amazing deconstructing reconstructing ‘T’ Dress!

Ouch! Painful Japanese sewing adventures.

I have a very different relationship with sewing to the one I have with knitting.  I've written before about the soothing calming experience of slow knitting under a toasty warm jumper as it grows.  Sewing is in contrast, well, painful! Knitting I just sort of gel with.  Mistakes are undone and reworked with minimal grief … Continue reading Ouch! Painful Japanese sewing adventures.

Jai is for Jeillyfash

I've had a bit of a technological disaster of late.  My faithful computron, bought in 2008, finally went to the gadget graveyard.  It was on its second hard drive and hobbling along, wheezing, while it tried to keep up with the flashy decorations on websites these days and the emotional blackmail from sad google robot. … Continue reading Jai is for Jeillyfash

Troglodytes troglodytes

Since coming up to Scotland I've become something of a bird watcher.  As a result my (very short) run of homemade Christmas cards this year were inspired by the tiny puff ball of a thing that skulks around our patio - troglodytes troglodytes, or the common wren. We saw much more of this bird in … Continue reading Troglodytes troglodytes