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).

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  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 :).


    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.


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