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Nothy Lane
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Halloween Decorations
I've fallen in love with fabric pumpkins... source And I could find tons of pictures of well-made, enviable really, fabric pumpkins and even some promises of tutorials but most of the links were to dead ends. I guess this is a fad I am getting into after th...

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One Give Away; Two Burda Magazines
I forgot to put up a March Burda Magazine give away. The truth is March just flew by for me...I had dental surgery, a week at the Ministry of Education and a whole bunch of grading to do on top of the regular day-to-day teaching...so I am combining this mon...

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A Big List of Canadian Sewing Blogs And Growing
Photo Source I know there are lists of sewing blogs out there, and even a map or two of sewing enthusiasts, but I have nonetheless, created my own list and I hope it grows. If you know of a Cdn blog that isn't listed - a blog whose primary purpose is sewing...

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February Burda Challenge Completed
These are sweat pants from the March 2014 issue that I made into pjs using fabric from my stash. I removed the cuffs and shortened the legs and miscalculated. So I have to add a cuff back in - in a different fabric. Also I omitted the pockets. Here is the l...

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Goodbye Mr Spock, Spring 2015 Ottobre and A Burda Magazine Winner (but not in that order)
The Vintage Burda Magazine winner is...........Nhi. I'll send you an email shortly and post your Burda mag on Monday. I'll post the next vintage Burda magazine contest in a few weeks.... Today I received my issue of Ottobre Magazine and here is a preview: T...

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My Thread Holder - An Old Mettler Thread Case
 My thread usually sits in various small containers or in a drawer. And I never know what colours I have. I've looked and looked for different thread options - but they are ridiculously priced or they don't fit many spools. This is nice but it's a bit fussy...

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February Challenge Post One: Robson Trench Muslin
Victoria's Fearless February Challenge is on and I am steadily working on the first of two trench coats. I've completed a few muslins so far... I've been working - and working, and working - on a muslin for the Robson coat. It's a big project so I thought I...

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A Stash of Fabric Ends and A Snow Day....
I've done a lot of shovelling of snow this week and, once inside, decided to do a little stash-busting.  I found this site  which had instructions for making a rag quilt and I had about half a metre of denim left over from a skirt I made last year. Here are...

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