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Portia Lawrie
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Trying out some video editing!

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Moving Day!
Guess what peops? This ole blog has a brand spanking new home! I've only just moved in so am still unpacking. But I've found the coffee and the kettle, so if you want to stop by (and I'd love it if you would) and check out the new pad, then that is where I ...

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6 Sewing Hacks With Masking Tape
If you're anything like me, you'll love a technique that saves you time, money and sanity. Especially when it involves a "tool" that you'll find in pretty much every household and elicits one of those "face palm" moments. You know the kind? The kind that ma...

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Simply Sewing Magazine: Launches Today!!
Well hello all! Thought I'd give you a heads up on a little something I've been involved in that I've had to keep under wraps until today! You may or may not be aware of a new magazine launching today. If you weren't, then let me spill!  Simply Sewing Magaz...

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DIY: Rose Gold & Leather Necklace
I get a little kick out of finding a different use for things that are intended for a particular purpose. Re-imagining. Repurposing. Whatever you like to call it. I do that thing. You know that thing. Where you look at something, tilt your head and think, "...

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Refashion: Jersey Maxi to Slouchy Tee (aka "embrace the unexpected")
Every now and then, completely bodging something up can turn into a "happy accident". Case in point; having refashioned this jersey maxi skirt into a slouchy top I had the cracking idea of dumping it into a stockpot of dye that I had sitting on the hob from...

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FO: Freemantle Coat by Marilla Walker
Look peops! I made a coat! I'd been devouring little sneak peeks of this pattern on instagram and marvelling at the striking resemblance it had to some of the coat styles I'd been pinning on Pinterest . So when Marilla put out a call asking for pattern test...

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Refashion: Cropped Tee to Banded Tee
This is a really simple refashion that elevates a cropped boxy tee to something a little more interesting and with a bit more coverage. I don't do "cropped". Trust me....nobody wants to see that! This can work with a standard tee too. really anything that y...

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Refashion: Sweater to Kimono Cardi
So I mentioned in my last post (aka "that time I turned a cardigan into a sweater") that I would most likely do the same in reverse at some point. Welllllll..... Pretty straightforward this peops. Take a long baggy sweater and cut the panel out of the front...
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