The 'T' dress is complete. I even got some photos about a month ago when it was still warm enough to stand outside in a cotton frock but this was before I'd managed to turn the hem so I didn't feel I could legitimately write a finished object post. I truly finished it the day … Continue reading Ta Dah! ‘T’ Dress
The clocks have skipped back over to Greenwich Mean Time. This weekend, before the nights began closing in in earnest and after a night of hammering rain, the clearest calmest last evening of sunshine impelled me and The Boy to get out to watch the light on the sea. I haven't been very eager to get … Continue reading Autumn Days
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!
I've been on a bit of a purple kick. I don't know whether I mentioned the colour of my wonderful new internet box but comPURPLEtron is not the only purple presence in my life at the moment. I have these colour affections which phase in and out of my life. Recently it was that shade … Continue reading Purple Craze!
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.
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
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