First Sewing Project

First Sewing Project

  As mentioned in my last post I’m slowing making friends with my sewing machine, Jane. After spending some time practicing stitches, I decided it was time to take the plunge and make my first project.   For this I decided to get some cute spotty material from Spotlight and make the Jumbo pin cushion from the Busy Girls Guide to Sewing Book. Now while this project was only meant to take around 30 minutes it took me 90 minutes…

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First Sewing Experience

First Sewing Experience

I’ve wanted to learn how to sew for a few years but thanks to work and study I never got around to doing it. Last year I acquired a sewing machine and immediately started using it it sat in the cupboard of my spare room for months till I could work up the courage to turn it on; as my anxieties go the better of me and thus I was afraid I would sew my fingers together; this is how…

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My First DIY Project

My First DIY Project

As mentioned in my resolutions I want to stop being afraid of DIY jobs as my mind always runs to the worst case scenario (like I screw up the paint, somehow impale or electrocute myself). A while back I split black tea on a side table and it wouldn’t come off which has annoyed me for a while so I covered the side table in random bits and pieces to hide the mess, which annoyed me further as I hate…

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Gardening

Gardening

I’ve never been a big fan of gardening, most likely because I grew up during years of drought here in Australia and nothing really grew except Australia native, which while beautiful don’t require a lot of care once established. I also do not posses a green thumb, a cactus is the only plant I’ve kept alive so far, and I’ve killed one in the past.   I also could never see the point, and to be honest I thought riding…

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2017 Resolutions

2017 Resolutions

First yes I know it’s almost the end of January and thus this post is late but due to health issues I’ve been late in posting it. As mentioned in my About me page I’m dealing with some health issues, these left me feeling suicidal for much of the last few weeks. I started blogging to talk to people about my health issues as I’m not yet ready to discuss them in a more public arena. (Yes I’m aware of…

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Christmas Baking Part 2

Christmas Baking Part 2

Well I finished off my Christmas baking and as it just past 9am Christmas Eve here in Australia I may have left it a bit late. I made Reindeer Biscuits from the wonderful Tanya Bakes Cookbook, which is one of the best baking book i own. everything is really doable and simple. These look so cute and where really fun to make once I manage to cut out a head shape I like. Next year I will make a stencil…

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Christmas Baking

Christmas Baking

Baking and December seem to go hand in hand and while this makes sense to those in the Northern Hemisphere it’s a more technical for those of us in the Southern Hemisphere. I live in southern Australia where Christmas takes place in the middle of summer, and since I live in a small unit baking in summer requires much forward planning than usually necessary. Sure there are the usual steps of going through cookbooks and the internet deciding what to…

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