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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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Just a Minute: 5 tips to make studying easier

The thought of getting out the books and settling down for a long stint of studying can be off-putting to say the least, so much so that it deters you from starting at all. Here are some ideas that take … Continue reading

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Congratulations!

When I started this blog, I didn’t expect anyone to even find it, let alone read it.  Consequently, I noted today with some surprise that I now have 99 followers, who at some point have felt that they might want to read my … 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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