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I Have Plans For The New Year

I Have Plans For The New Year!     I don’t have resolutions, but I definitely have plans, and maybe a few goals too. Resolutions are for people who don’t really want to expend too much effort, because they know that resolutions made for new year are not normally expected to be kept beyond February, March […]

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Teeny Tiny teeny TEENY tiny capsule wardrobe

For the last few months (even before we left Germany) I’ve been pondering the idea of a capsule wardrobe. I had a lot of clothes, mostly given to me by awesome people when I had nothing – but only a few items that I actually chose for myself and brought with me from back home […]

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Adventures in Americaland: Part Bee

And in this adventure story, there will be hurricanes, DNA results, surgeries, Lyme disease, new old cars, a road trip to the rural South of Georgia, new opportunities, broken things, fixed things and lots and lots of boxes. First – the hurricane. If you are even vaguely aware of the weather around the world, you […]

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just some waffle, no cream

Odin and I went for our third run together last night. It was great. A little warm, but not too bad for him (or me) and he kept up nicely even after racing around in circles on the grass while I chased him earlier that evening. He had to stop and piddle a couple of […]

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Dame Mix-a-Lot

Nothing to do with big butts, promise. Mine is being carefully kept in check by energetic walking and playing with my dogs, 3 times a day, and a run every second day. I’m also going to get back into my yoga… might have to do it in a separate room, of course, because according to […]

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Procrastination, my old friend.

It’s amazing how many things you can find to do, to avoid doing something that needs to be done. I even do laundry, clean the kitchen, and plan out dinner or bake something. What am I avoiding? Crepe de Chine. It’s a magnificent fabric – soft to the touch, smooth and silky. And that’s the […]

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Pattern cutting

Everything traced, now to cut out pieces, measure and then cut fabric. It’s backbreaking stuff, erg.

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Starting the suit project

Tools of the trade! Starting to trace pieces, as I have her measurements. Should be all ready to go by the time her fabric arrives.

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fabricmartfabrics dot com rocks

Just a little update on the whole mood fabrics vs me: I got no response from them – waited most of the day, checked my spam, checked the site (in case they responded on my account) but nada. They lose, as I found the most amazing store EVER – Fabric Mart Fabrics! Not ONLY do […]

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Complications and frustrations

There I was, soaring high on the new project that came in from another potentially long term client – the gorgeous 1940’s inspired suit  – when, unfortunately, my little feathery self hit a wall. This wall is partly because of where we are stationed (and the fact that we are military) and some strange issue […]

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