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Danielle Ward
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ITS ALREADY THE END OF JANUARY
CLAIRE SHAEFFER   Many moons ago I booked a course with the one and only Couture Queen, Claire Shaeffer. I'm so excited about it but apprehensive because of the expense.  And for those of you who know my experiences you would truly understand why.  Here is ...

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Goodness me, its the year end and I don't have much to show for my RTW Fast for 2014.  I have sewn a skirt for my daughter, a skirt for myself, I have two Chanel jackets on the schedule, another dress for my daughter and a sundress for myself.  Plenty plann...

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TO ALL THE MOTHERS OUT THERE, I COULD NOT HAVE SAID THIS ANY BETTER! A celebration of real mums Here's to the plain mums, the brainy mums, the not-always-sane mums. Mums with dirty floors and interesting thoughts, who don't care about whiter than white or t...

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VOGUE PATTERN V8259 - ALL SIZES
VOGUE V8259 Claire Shaeffer's Custom Couture Chanel Cardigan Jacket                                If you are looking for a copy of this pattern let me know and I may be able to help you out. 

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CHANEL JACKET - PATTERN DILEMMA
Over the past month I have been contacted by so many people and have managed to secure the precious and ever so elusive pattern Vogue V8259 that I have looked the world over for.  Not only did I get a copy of one just down the road from where I live but I w...

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ANOTHER WEEK AND WAITING .....
I'm slowly getting myself clear of jobs that "must get done" to make my way clear to start sewing for the Fast. I know the idea is not to sew as many things as you can as fast as you can or anything like that but I'd like to get my teeth into something fun ...

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HAPPY TO BE PRACTISING SLOW FASHION
I came across the term "Slow Fashion" while searching for a particular service this last week and after investigating, I am a believer.  I think you will agree that we have all been into a Department store and left disgusted that most of the items on the ap...

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SOME ROSES
During my usual weekend one of my chores is to change or rearrange my vase of flowers.  I am fortunate to have the most gorgeous roses in the garden but they got a beating this week in the heat.  I decided to see what I could find and picked the few that su...

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CRAFTSY SALE!! \ Another day of heat but I'm indoors so I am grateful that I can escape the dreadful heat outside.  I pity the people going to and from work and doing errands during the day.   My roses have shrivelled up but I believe there is a change comi...

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I HOPE THIS IS A RARE EVENT ....
I am here sewing boiled wool and I was feeling a bit hotter than usual.  I got on my laptop and looked up the weather and discovered I think it is the hottest it has ever been where I live.  I'm sipping ice and breaking needles and slowly slowly getting the...
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