Archive of ‘Life’ category

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The Sewing Room

Welcome to the Neighborhood Eleven years ago when we moved into our current house, our first with more than one bathroom, the smallest bedroom (10′ x 12′) was designated to be my husband’s office since he had just started working from home. When he realized the plaster walls blocked all wifi to the room he […] Read more…

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What I Learned From Not Buying Fabric

It is the end of my self created, self-imposed, Use-It-Up fabric challenge. I went one year, October 31, 2015 to November 1, 2016, with out buying any fabric. I began the challenge to use up fabric I had. I mean I bought it to use it, right? I never bought fabric intending to never use it. I saw it, […] Read more…

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Why Do We Sew Our Own Clothes?

Why do we sew clothes for ourselves in 2016? Ready made clothes are easy to find, affordable, sometimes cheap and the marketing is so sophisticated how can we resist? Sewing your own clothes is the opposite. Apparel fabric is hard to find in person unless you live in a large city, the cost of fabric, notions, […] Read more…

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The Use It Up Fabric Challenge Update

It’s been five months since I started my No-New-Fabric-Purchases-For-A-Year challenge. The rule is simple; use as much of the 256 pieces of fabric in my stash. To make all those things I intended to make when I bought the fabric or make something else. It’s time to stop consuming and start creating. So far, I […] Read more…

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