Archive for the Joy of Sewing Category

Isn’t It Time We Stop Living In The 70’s

Isn't It Time We Stop Living In The 70's

I mean I love a great retro fashion just as much as the next gal/guy, but honestly, I think we’ve moved past some stereotypes here, and yet, there are some who don’t want to move on. Last night watching the telly (sometimes I like to travel with […]

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Rituals

Rituals

Rituals are a basic need with humans just as much as air, food, shelter and clothing.  They keep us sane when things go awry (or even worse, when the whole Earth falls out from under us). They work toward even helping us get past blocks and barricades […]

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Closet Time

I bet you know what I’m going to start in on….before I even start.  But here’s the thing – whether you call it closet cleaning or closet culling or whatever, this is really a perfect time of year to do this.  It puts you in such a […]

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Help with giving up RTW Fast for a year

There’s a fun meme going on through out the blogosphere, and I really love it.  Most of the memes are just fun and that’s OK too, but this one is REALLY useful. The one about pledging to go without RTW for the year. Not only is this […]

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Taking the No RTW Challenge

This year more and more are taking this challenge  from Sarah’s Blog to my Social Network profiles, I see this more and more.   Of course I’m thrilled.  I’ve been doing this for so many years, I’ve forgotten what it’s like to go shopping.  Anytime I want […]

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Who is this Pressinatrix Person?

Who is this Pressinatrix Person?

And for goodness sakes what in the world is she talking about? Is she the Dominator of Pressing? The Pressinator?….the Pressinatorama?…the Pressmeister?….dare we say the Iron Lady of the Pressed Cloth? Well the Pressinatrix is the counselor extraordinaire or a.k.a. Her Most Highness of the Unwrinkled;  the […]

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Making and Sewing vs. Creating

I had a really interesting question from one of my Making Art A Practice blogs last weekend.  So interesting I thought I would post it here – cause quiet honestly it’s good to define how I’m using this word…….create! This sounds a bit silly but could you […]

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Couldn’t resist

Here’s a very interesting post from the other side of the gender spectrum…..a guy. Apparently guys are fighting the same thing we gals are – trying to attain a perfect body. This is from a professional body builder, who knows all about staying healthy and keeping fat […]

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Sewist and Inspiration

I think a lot of folks are a little put off or maybe just not accustomed to the word sewists.  It even sometimes becomes controversial. For me, it’s easy – sew + artist = sewist! Another great word is makers from England and the Great British Sewing […]

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How do you respond to compliments about your sewing?

Believe it or not how we respond to compliments seems to be harder and more difficult. Now really – why is that?  We should be flattered (which is a clue as to where this post is going). The first reaction I get when I compliment one of […]

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