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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sewing block be gone

I'm very embarrassed to say that until a few months ago I had a major block in my brain when it came to sewing clothes. Now, I sew for a living ; bags, covers, tarps, shades you name it. Just Not Clothes.
Now thankfully due to a unique mix of determination, embarrassment, online classes (craftsy), real in person classes (Julie Red Projects), a passion for fabric and obsession with vintage patterns, I can loudly and proudly say that I got over a major issue in my life without the help of any mental professional.
I'll start to document my successes and probable failures here as it is taking up all my current domestic time.
Knitting is still happening with at least one project on the go at a time.
Hoodie from a 1980's pattern. Very small fit, this is a size 7 on my 4yr old

had to add a lining, made from an old soft singlet and stitched lines


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Chooks and the shack

For years "chooks and the shack" was the welcome message on my mobile phone (back in the day when we turned them off)

2 years ago we moved into "the shack", and a month ago we welcomed "the chooks" onto our little plot.

4 x 10week old Australorp chickens now live with us, currently learning how to scratch up the ground. They will hopefully be laying their first eggs on Christmas morning. I'll accept this first laying up to mine and R's birthday in early January.

6 weeks old
scratching where they are supposed to be scratching





Wednesday, February 22, 2012

First Day

2 weeks on F is reading and writing letters and drawing manically.