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Ticklin’ the Muse

Ticklin' the Muse

Working creatively is not like working in any other profession. There are starts and stops to all forms of creative working.  It’s important to know that and it’s important to know some guidelines for those stops and starts. For example, have you been sewing along fine, and […]

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Matching Prints

This is one of those things that is in the eye of the beholder, but even then there are some rules.  One of the best ways to study this is to look at the designers. Here is a Koos from Vogue 1377 and shows a great combination […]

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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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Practice

I read a morning roundup of RSS feeds which have a lot of interesting ideas.  But the other morning, I ran across something that reminded me again how important some basics are. One is practice. This sounds fairly boring, self-evident and plainly something you can skip and […]

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Carolyn from The Diary of A Sewing Fanatic

Carolyn from The Diary of A Sewing Fanatic

If you were on the teleseminar the other night you heard me extol the virtues of Carolyn on The Diary of A Sewing Fanatic.  She really is marvelous if you haven’t been over there, and what she does with her TNT patterns is really awesome. This is […]

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Snowy Morning

It’s really started to snow here and it’s really pretty. So I was messing around over on the TED (which stands for Technology Entertainment Design) talks and saw this fabulous TED talk by Johanna Blakely who describers herself as a Media Maven, so to have her talk […]

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Adele and her Stella!

I think you all know I love Adele.  First she refuses to go on a diet.  She is who she is (and what an icon – finally!) But here she is in her Stella McCartney dress and this dress is a lot of fun, so I thought […]

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Two hot fall trends

Two trends I’m noticing out there as we’re coming around the corner to fall, and they have all sorts of possibilities. One thing about being a sewists is that when you catch a trend like this on the upswing you can be right ahead of the curve.  […]

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Inspirating 2….er….um…..that’s Inspiration

Inspirating 2....er....um.....that's Inspiration

Yeah, well, I’m not the best speller (referenced to yesterday’s post titled: Inspirating, which has now been corrected!!!)  I think that was my subconscious saying “Inspiration” and “Inspiring” at the same time  – sometimes my head gets ahead of my fingers.  So this is part 2 (only […]

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