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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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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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another hodgepodge

I’ve been doing all these “things” to try to (almost) force myself to blog more… I added myself to a website “circle” all about sewing, I added an author link on G+ and I linked my blog to some other web groups as well… I’m also still trying to keep the “blogging tribe” experiment going… […]

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Mohawks, robots, suits, hairy dogs and country roads.

Thought I’d do an update post as I’ve done lots in the last few weeks. Firstly – I shaved myself a Mohawk  Why? Because I can. It’s hair, it grows back – and mine grows like a weed 🙂 Plus I thought it would look cool with the blond ends and dark roots… Here’s the process: […]

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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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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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Another project to come…

Another client contacted me asking me to make this beautiful vintage suit for her. No skirt though, just the pants, blouse and jacket. Sent her some colour and fabric swatch ideas and waiting on her choices. Very excited!

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Yay! So excited!

Just got off Skype with my awesome potential BIG client! So excited to get started on her garments! She is also offering the chance to “market” my work where she lives as well!  

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Lessons learned…
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