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Under starter’s orders

This post is inspired by an article by Barbara Sher in this month’s Psychologies magazine. In the article, she talks about serial starters – people who keep taking up new hobbies or starting new projects but don’t always finish them – in … Continue reading

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Surprise, surprise!

I’ve just received congratulations on today being the third anniversary of my blog.  I had no idea – doesn’t time fly? I’d like to say a very big thank you to all those who have chosen to follow this blog, and to … Continue reading

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You’re not alone

I’ve had a few things on my mind recently: the kind of things that make you think you’re a bit crazy and not like anyone else so you bottle them up and keep them locked inside.  Then it gets to … Continue reading

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Works in progress

I haven’t blogged about my works in progress recently but that doesn’t mean I’m idle. The drab dress that I started at the beginning of the year has stalled at the point of hemming the lining.  I think it’s because … Continue reading

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How not to sew a top

I finally found the pattern pieces for the Burda top in the jungle of lines – a blessing that there were only two.  I got the greaseproof paper out of the kitchen cupboard and started tracing. But you know that feeling … Continue reading

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Where do I begin?

I often browse the sewing blogs and Burda magazine regularly gets a mention so I bought this month’s issue, found a few things to make, and bought some fabric.  So far, so good. Then I opened up the pattern sheets.  Bewilderment! … Continue reading

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Work in progress: drab dress

This week’s work in progress is the dress for work (except that at the moment I haven’t got a job).  The bodice is coming along well and I managed to set in the sleeves, which went all right but was more … Continue reading

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Another week of learning

Learning something every day seems like a difficult chore but it’s surprising easy.  It makes you more aware.  Here are some of the things I learnt last week. Jan 15th: Once you start getting up at a more reasonable hour, … Continue reading

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What I learnt last week

Here are the things I learnt last week. Jan 8th: Yoga is incredibly beneficial.  It’s relaxing, calming, energising and strengthening both physically and mentally.  Out of all the exercise I do, yoga should be given priority. Jan 9th: I went … Continue reading

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What I’ve learnt so far

Part of my plan this year to to make a conscious effort to learn something every day.  Here are the things I’ve learnt so far. Jan 1st: I’m reading The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg.  When thinking about the … Continue reading

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