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Melanie Y (Miss Piggy)
The journey of a girl...her stomach and her sewing machine.
The journey of a girl...her stomach and her sewing machine.

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#ebonyTee - just two more (for now)
Yes, I know! MORE Ebony Tee' s...haven't I got anything better to do? Well yes (actually no - so if you have any pattern suggestions please let me know)...but these are different as I've added one inch to the length so I can wear them with my tighter pants....

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A class in Precious Metal Clay
I attended a really great workshop on the weekend at the Sydney Jewellery School (which recently moved from Rosebery to Parramatta - how lucky for me)! The class was all about making silver jewellery with Precious Metal Clay (PMC). I first became aware of P...

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Flower Power McCall's 6886 - a toile (x 2)
Ever on the quest to find the "perfect dress pattern" for myself I was quite taken by Kirsten's striped version of McCalls 6886 . I wasn't quite sure if the pattern (found here ) would work for me as it was a bit more snug at the waist than I'd normally wea...

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A beanie for Dave
I decided on the way to work one morning that I was going to make Dave a beanie...lucky Dave! I was just looking for a small project to take on that I could do on the commute to/from work each day and a beanie is something that I think can be relatively eas...

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A GIANT granny square blanket
After my Learn to Crochet class at Sew Make Create  I got straight onto making a GIANT granny square blanket. I have one that my mother made when I lived with her and I've always wanted to make one of my own...and now I can! For some reason now unknown to m...

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More Mabel Skirts...
Nothing new here today - just three more Mabel Skirts . Two are winners, one is a big fat fail. Let's start with the bad news first and then end on a happy note! I'm really bummed that this skirt is a fail as the fabric is my much sought after "jegging" fab...

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Hacking Simplicity 1366
I really like my dress version of Simplicity 1366 - so I decided to make two more. When you're onto a good thing you may as well keep going with it! I decided that I needed the dress to be a smidge longer than my last version so I added an extra inch to it ...

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Crochet baskets - another class
I know that I just did a class on making crochet baskets but I didn't feel that I got everything out of it that I needed to make awesome baskets. I did hesitate quite a bit about booking another same-same class but I'm glad I took this one at Workshop in ...

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Let me tell you a sad sad story, that does have a happy ending. Of sorts.  I bought THIS BEAUTIFUL fabric for the Berlin Coat (and also for the Kyoto Vest which is why it looks familiar ).  I had attempted the Berlin Coat the same weekend as this but it did...

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Crochet scarf
After my GIANT granny square blanket (still not finished, but almost....) got too big to commute to work with me I decided I need a smaller project that could come with me on the train each day, and also with me on my trip to Vietnam. It was great to have t...
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