• PPE Sewing

    Checking In

    Hello all, It has been weeks since I last posted.  I hope you are all well – body, mind and soul.  I thought I would write a quick post to check in and let you know what I have been up to. Early in March, my mum, sisters and I flew to England with my father’s remains.  His final wish was to be laid to rest “back home.”  Of course, the timing could not have been worse, although the trip had been planned and booked for months.  And while we were only there a few days, it was incredibly tense and worrisome.

  • Butterick

    Butterick B5719 – Next On The Cutting Table

    Hello all, I’m going to take a little time for some unselfish sewing, which is a rare thing for me.  My daughter will soon be entering the final leg of her Masters program at University (says the shamelessly proud mum) and will be working through a summer internship. She is in the process of building her professional wardrobe, and was interested in the boucle jacket I made recently using Vogue 7975.   Rather than repeat that pattern for her, I have decided to use Butterick 5719 and make both a jacket and a co-ordinating suit skirt. She and I made a trip to our local Fabricland where she chose a boucle…

  • Recipes

    1 Hour Simple and Delicious Granola

    Hello all, This weekend has been a bit of a write off as my family are all down for the count with a nasty cold. So, I have been quietly puttering about, disinfecting surfaces, sewing and baking.  As no one seems to have much of an appetite, I thought something simple, that everyone loves, like granola might do the trick. I make this recipe a few times a year and although it makes quite a lot (10+ cups), it doesn’t last long.  We all become fools for a yogurt parfait when I have this in the cupboard. Some sliced bananas, a few berries topped with yogurt and granola.  Voila –…

  • Sewing With A Plan,  Vogue,  Wardrobe Builder

    Vogue – V1663 – Misses Jacket

    Hello all, I just finished the sweater/jacket portion of Vogue V1663 as part of a sew along through one of my online groups.  The Vogue pattern as a whole is a co-ordinated wardrobe comprised of three garments; the jacket, a long sleeved knit top and knit pants.  I do plan on making the other pieces, and will use the recommended Ponte to do so, but haven’t decided on colour yet.  I’ll trace off the patterns this weekend and decide then.

  • Sewing With A Plan,  Vogue,  Wardrobe Builder

    Vogue 1663 – Three Piece Co-ordinates

    Hello all and Happy New Year, Well, we made it through another year and are now at the start of the ’20s!  Have you made any sewing resolutions?  I haven’t really, but do plan on making some time to add some much needed basics to my wardrobe.  I made this my focus a few years ago, and need to do so again.  Items like knit tops, cardigans and basic dresses in solid colours provide good foundation layers in any wardrobe. I’ve mentioned before that I belong to a number of sewing groups in Facebook.  In one, we are starting a group sew of Vogue 1663.  Here is the pattern sleeve…