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True Confessions – I’m A Bin Surfer

There I am, merrily sewing away, when I give a yelp. Oh no! I was meant to cut out another facing/a second waistband piece/some pockets. Trouble is, I’ve been too efficient and all my scraps have gone straight in the … Continue reading

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True Confessions – Woody Allen Has Nothing On Me

Let me paint you a picture. I sit down at my sewing machine. The birds are singing, daffodils are blooming, I’m prancing around on a floating cloud of joy and the wine is chilling in the fridge. Everything is right … Continue reading

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True Confessions – Sometimes I’m Too Tired To Sew

It’s an oft heard complaint that we don’t have enough time to sew. But what about when we don’t have the energy? This thought occurred to me after reading Scruffy Badger’s quiet bemusement that her burgeoning running career was robbing … Continue reading

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True Confessions – The Cold Kills My Sense Of Style

It’s been Arctic here in the UK. On such occasions, my sense of style goes completely out of the window. For the past few weeks, I have been swathed in Uniqlo Heat Tech long-sleeved T-shirts, thermal leggings, jeggings or skinny … Continue reading

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True Confessions – What Colour Scheme?

A massive thank you to all the readers who sympathised with my blog post bemoaning my lack of progress on a crocheted granny blanket. Even more thanks to those of you who very sensibly suggested piecing a few squares together, … Continue reading

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True Confessions – I Didn’t Expect THAT!

A few days ago, I was horizontal on the sofa, thoughts swirling around in a fog of festive Baileys drinking inertia. Sewing resolutions … jar … blog post? That’s about as far as my muddled thinking got and it’s a … Continue reading

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True Confessions – I’ve Been Distracted

Photo courtesy of Amanda Herbert Photography If you’ve noticed a paucity of blog posts recently, this will be why. Meet Ella. She’s a four month old miniature schnauzer and we’ve been living together for six days now. Oh my goodness, … Continue reading

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True Confessions – Bah Humbug to Christmas Creating!

Now, don’t look at me like that. It’s my prerogative. I can choose to make people gifts for Christmas or I can choose … NOT TO! And this year, I am firmly coming down on the side of not. Why? … Continue reading

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True Confessions – I’ve Always Felt Vaguely Disappointed In My Dress Form

So this is Zelda. Yeah, um, I never call her that. In fact, I don’t actually talk to my dress form. (That would be wrong. I talk to my reflection in the mirror, instead.) A year ago, I bought the … Continue reading

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True Confessions – I Own Some Truly Useless Equipment

It’s not just that I own these items. It’s the fact that I spent money on them that really hurts. Let’s start with the loop turner in its red packet. Yeah, it doesn’t get out of that packet much. I’m … Continue reading

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