Taking Stock January 2018

Taking Stock January 2018

Taking Stock – January 2018 It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these so here goes nothing. Making :Addicted to Love cardigan by Wool and the Gang Cooking :3 bean salad, so not really cooking more chopping and preparing Drinking: English breakfast tea from Twinings Reading: The Geometry of Hand Sewing , borrowed from my local library Wanting: a cool breeze Looking: at my dog, trying to catch his tail Playing: Something to tell you, Haim Deciding: on…

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2018 Resolutions

2018 Resolutions

I’ve never been one for making resolutions, from experience I tend to forget about them a week after I’ve made them. Judging from the internet I’m not alone in this. I did make some and place these on the blog last year and while it wasn’t a complete success I certainly did better than I have ever done before. So this year I’m doing it again. Though this time I’m letting my type A personality get all nerdy and organised….

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Looking Forward

Looking Forward

I’ve been absent again of late on this blog. I find November and December very difficult times of year, and as such I’ve been deep into self care mode. It’s now the second day of 2018 however so I’m looking forward to planning my crafty makes for whatever this year throws at me. I will share a detailed post about my #makenine when I finalize the list so in the mine time here are some photos of my beach holiday…

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MSO and Harry Potter and thoughts on being yourself

MSO and Harry Potter and thoughts on being yourself

For the longest time I was ashamed of who I was. High school wasn’t fun for me. Don’t get me wrong I had an amazing group of friends, who even 11 years after High School finished are still some of my closest friends. I just felt out of place. I was smart but had curly hair that frizzed and glasses. I was awkward and unsure and just painfully shy. I used to count to 8 before I have an answer…

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Victoria and Albert Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum

I’m currently on holiday exploring London Town and last week (I got sidetracked in posting this sorry all) I went to the brilliant V & A museum. I wanted to go to view the fashion collection but also to see the Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion exhibition that is currently on. If you live in England, have an instructor in fashion or sewing you should make the time to go and see this because it’s brilliant. Here is the description of the…

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On Being Scared but doing things anyway (Summer Party at The New Craft House)

On Being Scared but doing things anyway (Summer Party at The New Craft House)

One of the really crappy things about my mental health issues is that I’m so risk adverse. So afraid of taking chances. Of making mistakes. Of doing something new. And on some days not leaving the house. For those who follow me on Instagram you will have noticed I’m currently in England on holiday. England has always been a safe place for me and I was scared to come here as I didn’t want that to change. I didn’t want…

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Arielle Skirt

Arielle Skirt

I’ve finally sewed something again. And since I’m in London using free wifi this will be a brief post. I’ve made a skirt (well 2 actually but I haven’t worn the other one yet so will add photos in later) It’s the Tilly and the Buttons Arielle Skirt. This was a wonderfully quick make. The first one took me an entire morning but the second came together in about 3 hours. This skirt is great to fit and as mentioned…

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