About

While my mom taught be to sew when I was young, it wasn’t until a few years ago, when my husband took a risk and bought me a new sewing machine for my birthday, that I became addicted. It was terribly detrimental for my garden, the general state of the house and most of all my bank account!

Here I hope to combine my love for sewing and talking about it, being ridiculous, writing short stories and my secret desire to be a fashion model. Hey any excuse to buy more buttons & bobbins!

But I wouldn’t want you to get the wrong idea about me – I can also split kindling like the best of them, change my own bike tire thank you very much, and I know what to do if someone threw a grenade in my direction (not that they should as its terrible manners).

I started this blog while moonlighting as a housewife in Amsterdam, but now work in international advocacy on disaster risk reduction, climate risk insurance,  errr peacebuilding (I’ve done a few different things since I started this blog).

4 thoughts on “About

Add yours

  1. Hello hello. You’ve inspired me to buy a sewing machine! 😮 If you have any advice about brands, important specs etc I’m all ears :).

    Like

    1. Hello! Hurrah for buying a sewing machine. I think Janome does some really good entry level machines and of course Bernina sewing machines are amazing (but perhaps a bit pricey for your first machine). There’s a great shop in Battersea (far away I know) – Direct Sewing Machines, and the guy in there is really helpful.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

Regencygentleman

Dressing for a Regency ball (and other events) by Mr. Philip Elton

Sew Busy Lizzy

she sews by the seashore...

Sew in the Garden

When life gives you melons do an FBA.

Fa Sew La

My adventures in sewing a handmade wardrobe.

english girl at home

A Sewing & Knitting Blog, Made in Birmingham, England

IngeMaakt

Wat maakt Inge?

~E Made This!

Upping my sewing skills one seam at a time

Redhead Thread

Adventures in sewing

Sew Sarah Smith

Sewing : A Hand-Made Wardrobe - A Journey of Discovery!

JUST PATTERNS

Sewing Patterns, helping you create a wardrobe of clothes you will cherish forever!

mumokio

A record of some of my sewing projects since 2016

Sew sleep deprived

Lesley blogging about her sewing projects

Wendy Ward

designer | writer | teacher | maker

wasted weekends

misadventures in crafting.

Self Assembly Required

DIY Dressmaking with Emily ❤️

SewAndrew

here’s what I’m sewing...

swarm of chickadees

a sewing blog with a nonsense title

%d bloggers like this: