Self-stitched September

A few years ago, before I really entered the blog scene, there was a blog challenge called¬†Self-Stitched September. A group of sewing bloggers signed up to participate by wearing at least one handmade garment every day in the month of September. Wow! I want to get in on that party! Wait…it was years ago, you Read More…

The Great Tee Shirt Measuring

One problem with sewing is that often the easiest projects aren’t the ones you wear most often. There’s actually a widely-accepted term for this in the sewing blog community: you sew too much frosting and not enough cake.¬†In other words, you focus all your efforts on making the kinds of clothes that are special, oddball, Read More…

Writing Lessons from My Younger Self

I’ve recently been doing a little creative writing… In fact this was always my first love, but during my postgraduate degree days I’ve channeled that interest into academic writing, which is not as dissimilar as you might think. In revisiting the long trail of half-written fiction from my past, I’ve seen how much my writing Read More…

In Praise of Slow: A Book Review

Remember that I mentioned the slow food movement with reference to sourdough bread? It’s one of those things that I’d never heard of until recently, but once I heard it the first time suddenly it was cropping up everywhere. Hence, I read this book, which is about slow everything – the Slow movement, to be Read More…