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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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66 Thoughts that came to me while pattern cutting for the first time

66 Thoughts that came to me while pattern cutting for the first time

Okay I can do this Should have cleared the table first, will do that now How the hell do this pattern open up, it seems never ending Ok there is no way I’m going to be able to fold this up again Meh, future problem. Its double sided; well that is going to confuse me Right what’s next? Okay so I need to copy the pattern on to tracing paper I don’t have tracing paper, what is tracing paper, internet…

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2017 Make Nine

2017 Make Nine

I’ve been looking for a way to inspire (and keep myself on track) when it comes to sewing my own clothes. After spending some time in the black hole that is #sewing on Instagram I’ve came across the hashtag #2017MakeNine. After a moment hesitation I’ve decided to take this challenge on, even though it’s the near the end of March. The #2017MakeNine was thought up by Rochelle of Lucy Lucielle, in 20016 and is now in it’s second year. It was…

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18 Things to remember when everything is awful and you are suicidal

18 Things to remember when everything is awful and you are suicidal

These are things I’ve worked out over many years of truing and painful experience. I hope they help you, and if you don’t I truly hope you find something that will.   You are going through something (depressive period, or anxiety episode or a Monday). It doesn’t matter what you are suffering from, and after many years experience the best way to honour this and your self is to take time and let it happen to you; you can’t run…

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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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