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Overlocker Class and a new scarf
After the overlocker drama with the Anita Ponti Pants (that I'm sure you're sick of hearing about) I realised that my 3 spool Singer overlocker from the 1980s wasn't going to cut it for the type of garments I want to sew....which is stretch stretch stretch....
After the overlocker drama with the Anita Ponti Pants (that I'm sure you're sick of hearing about) I realised that my 3 spool Singer overlocker from the 1980s wasn't going to cut it for the type of garments I want to sew....w...
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Coco...the sparkly
I got stuck straight into my second Coco Dress once I'd set the last stitch of my ugly poo-brown version . I'd actually bought this fabric from fabric.com with a pair of groovy Anita Ponti Pants in mind - but the pants are on hold until I can work out how t...
I got stuck straight into my second Coco Dress once I'd set the last stitch of my ugly poo-brown version. I'd actually bought this fabric from fabric.com with a pair of groovy Anita Ponti Pants in mind - but the pants are on ...
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Coco...the first
I'm slowly slowly getting my sewjo back, despite the best effort of both my machine and overlocker to thwart me at every turn. Tilly and the Button's " Coco dress " is the next item on my hit list. I bought this pattern as soon as it was released and then s...
I'm slowly slowly getting my sewjo back, despite the best effort of both my machine and overlocker to thwart me at every turn. Tilly and the Button's "Coco dress" is the next item on my hit list. I bought this pattern as soon...
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Langkawi (Malyasia)
During the Easter/Anzac Day break this year Dave and I jetted off to spend six nights on Langkawi, a small island in Malaysia.   Unlike other places I've visited in South East Asia Langkawi was SO laid
back. There's a notable absence of touts trying to sel...
During the Easter/Anzac Day break this year Dave and I jetted off to spend six nights on Langkawi, a small island in Malaysia.   Unlike other places I've visited in South East Asia Langkawi was SO laid back. There's a nota...
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Making a doorsnake at Newtown's Green Living Centre
After the MASSIVE heartbreaking debacle of my last sewing foray to say I'm feeling rather disenchanted with sewing would be the understatement of the millennium. I'm seriously considering throwing in the towel as I'm just not having much fun. Not only have ...
After the MASSIVE heartbreaking debacle of my last sewing foray to say I'm feeling rather disenchanted with sewing would be the understatement of the millennium. I'm seriously considering throwing in the towel as I'm just not...
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Everyone Deserves Pretty Knickers – knicker making class
Yesterday saw the beginning of #EveryoneDeservesPrettyKnickers week which is being run by Susan from Measure Twice Cut Once patterns . Photo borrowed from Measure Twice Cut Once blog I've met Susan a few times at Sydney Spoolettes meet ups and we also chat ...
Yesterday saw the beginning of #EveryoneDeservesPrettyKnickers week which is being run by Susan from Measure Twice Cut Once patterns. Photo borrowed from Measure Twice Cut Once blog I've met Susan a few times at Sydney Spoo...
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Paper Plane (+ #mushroomMania2014), Parramatta
I don't mean to gush but, OH MY GOD! My discovery of Paper Plane cafe in Parramatta has made me VERY VERY happy! Paper Plane opened around February of this year, but I actually first became aware of them when I was trying to post an Instagram photo to Paper...
I don't mean to gush but, OH MY GOD! My discovery of Paper Plane cafe in Parramatta has made me VERY VERY happy! Paper Plane opened around February of this year, but I actually first became aware of them when I was trying t...
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Big Tree House Cafe, Rydalmere
Sometimes if you want something bad enough it may just happen! In my case I'm desperate for more cafes to open locally that are willing to serve me brunch on Saturday and Sunday.  Parramatta has one such place, Castle Hill has three ( 1 , 2 and 3 ), Baulkha...
Sometimes if you want something bad enough it may just happen! In my case I'm desperate for more cafes to open locally that are willing to serve me brunch on Saturday and Sunday.  Parramatta has one such place, Castle Hill ha...
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Chi + Co, Canley Heights
It's been a LONG while since I bought a meal deal voucher, but when one popped up for Chi + Co I quickly grabbed it. Chi + Co is a modern Thai/Malaysian/Vietnamese restaurant in Sydney's Canley Heights.Where is Canley Heights I hear you ask?  Think Cabramat...
It's been a LONG while since I bought a meal deal voucher, but when one popped up for Chi + Co I quickly grabbed it. Chi + Co is a modern Thai/Malaysian/Vietnamese restaurant in Sydney's Canley Heights.Where is Canley Heigh...
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A Liebster Award...for me?
Firstly a BIG thanks to everyone who commented and emailed me after my last, rather melodramatic post , where I threatened to give up sewing and throw my overlocker off the balcony (and possibly myself with it). Sewing for me has been a tough road so far, p...
Firstly a BIG thanks to everyone who commented and emailed me after my last, rather melodramatic post, where I threatened to give up sewing and throw my overlocker off the balcony (and possibly myself with it). Sewing for me ...
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Gelato Messina, Parramatta (!!!!)
When we first moved out to Parramatta we would often joke that our Westie life would be complete when Gelato Messina opened up shop in our suburb.  In the meantime we often found ourselves making the 30km drive back to my old stomping ground in Darlinghurst...
When we first moved out to Parramatta we would often joke that our Westie life would be complete when Gelato Messina opened up shop in our suburb.  In the meantime we often found ourselves making the 30km drive back to my old...
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Ramen Ikkyu, Chinatown
Although this epiphany has been a long time brewing, I came to the final conclusion in Tokyo (after some particularly porky ramen soup) that Ramen doesn't quite agree with me. I'm often left feeling a bit gurgley in the stomach, which sucks as I really love...
Although this epiphany has been a long time brewing, I came to the final conclusion in Tokyo (after some particularly porky ramen soup) that Ramen doesn't quite agree with me. I'm often left feeling a bit gurgley in the stoma...
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The journey of a girl...her stomach and her sewing machine.
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My "adventures" run to admin assistant by day, struggling cook (and novice seamstress) by night. I need to eat out to ensure I don't starve. I love catching up with friends over something yummy. Cheap and cheerful are my favourite places to eat, but I don't mind fancy schmancy every now and then. Sometimes I try to cook, but it mostly never ends well (though I am getting better in the kitchen even if I do say so myself)! I'm a foodie blog addict...not that I read them at work of course.

Trying my hardest to be an ethical eater. Learning to sew, enjoy growing edibles on my small balcony and I foster kittens for Cat Protection Society.

Live in Sydney's wild wild west.
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