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Friday, September 17, 2010


I was tagged recently to join in this fun little interview, by the lovely notperfectbutnice (aka my sister!), and here are my answers!

1) What would be your dream job?

i have many dreams. i would like to have a little shop one day, that was beautiful and had fresh flowers in it every day (or week, that is ok too), and had a lovely little cafe at the back which made delicious coffee and wonderful lemon tarts. in the front it would have crafts to buy from local talented artisans and also some hand picked vintage items. We went to this cafe a lot when we visited Mum in the summer, and i could live in it and never leave. The Cornershop cafe.

that is just on of my dream jobs. Others include having a little studio to tuck myself away into while it design and sew up my creations and actually be somewhat sucessesful.

if that fails, i have often envied the job of the Dulux paint person who decides the names of the paint. Actually, i find that Farrow and Ball really have this down pat. "Mouses Back" so true, so true...

2)Where would you like to live?

3)In what century would you like to live.
This one. I think i actually couldn't do without my washing machine.

4) What would be your last meal?
Ohh, that is a good one. I would have some Irish creamy white seafood chowder, and then some lemon tart, and also some sort of pastry with creme patissere in it. I would also enjoy a nice coffee after with a couple of Speculaars..mmm

5) What made you start a blog?

i thought it would make me cool. i was wrong.

6) What's your favourite piece of clothing?

Yes. shoes. also, i do love my wallet at the moment, (made by Scottato, i bought it in Melbourne). When i take it out to pay, i hold it in a way to make sure everyone has seen it.

7) What's your favourite film?

not sure, but certainly Anchorman is up there.

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

"It's so damn hot... milk was a bad choice."

8) What would you like to do before you turn 100?

Learn to drive.

photos taken from a number of unknown sources.. thanks...!

now, i have to tag 8 people to fill out this lovely interview:

hmmm, who will i pick...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

sewing help is at hand!

I have been busy studying and trying to teach myself basic patten drafting from this excellent and much raved about book, called "Metric Pattern cutting for childrens wear and baby wear" by Winifred Aldrich.

I will admit, i need silence, a calculator and a brain that works (all of which are in short supply here) and i repeat each sentence i have read atleast 3 times before i make a mark on my paper... it is a slow process!

Even slower when there is something fundamentally wrong with what i am doing! I cannot figure out for the life of me what i am doing wrong!

I keep producing these wide, broadbacked patterns for little children! something is very wrong here...

i have however come across this really interesting and helpful forum called (surprisingly) The Sewing Forum , and i am hoping for someone to help me out with my litle issue....!!!

If you have any useful info on this topic, i would be so happy to hear what you have to say!!
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