2016 and a Word of the Year for 2017

Over the last couple of years, I've invested time in coming up with a word for the upcoming year, rather than a wish list of things I want to accomplish. You can see recent words here. I have a lot to be thankful for this year. My kids are at a new school and they … Continue reading 2016 and a Word of the Year for 2017

Jungle January 2016: It begins.

The first year I participated in Jungle January I was really hesitant. I didn't wear animal prints ever and the thought made me shudder. Little by little, I found myself wearing animal prints more and more and now nearly every day. I had lots of encouragement from my fellow sewcialists and now I agree with … Continue reading Jungle January 2016: It begins.

Keeping the Drama in my Wardrobe

This Autumn/Winter I've been wanting all the drama in my wardrobe. I'm actually focusing any drama into my clothes so that I don't have to live it. Of course, there's daily drama and definitely drama in any workplace but you get what I'm saying. I have two unblogged mega scarves I want to show you … Continue reading Keeping the Drama in my Wardrobe

A touch of the elements- harnessing the inspiration

I doing some important research, aka surfing the web cos I didn't want to do what I was supposed to be doing, and I landed on Pattern Vault and the free patterns she links to. I saw some of you commenting on her blog which was a fun thing to notice. Here are some things … Continue reading A touch of the elements- harnessing the inspiration

Planning for a Cropped Jacket

I got inspired by some Plaid Eyelash Boucle Suiting in Orchid I saw on Fabric Mart over the weekend. My plan is to make a cropped jacket for my hot pink pencil skirt. While I really like this cropped jacket (you could call it a bolero, too, if you want), I also know I'd rather work … Continue reading Planning for a Cropped Jacket

My Doctor Who Coat

It was bound to happen. I've been dreaming of this day for some time and it's now in motion. I'm making a Doctor Who inspired coat. My Doctor is the 10th. I mean, I have lots of love to spread around to the 9th and the 11th (and Doctors after him) but the 10th, that's … Continue reading My Doctor Who Coat

My Dress Inspiration

Where does your inspiration come from? I was reading Sew Busy Lizzy's Spring/Summer Plans and I wanted to join in the planning fun. I love making plans; even if I don't finish every single component. Just having the ideas gives me a thrill. Here is what inspires me along with patterns that I think would … Continue reading My Dress Inspiration