I lived in Swansea for a year when I did my MA. I'll be on the Swansea-Paddington train, thinking of getting the one that gets into Paddington for 10.02, I've looked up the train prices on thetrainline.com and there's a return ticket with the tube and buses included. It's only a day trip, but sounds like we're packing in as much as we can!
Ah, your woven wool search sounds like my cotton jersey search! Although I've just bagged a remnant from Cardiff market for £3 which I can make a top from (had the day off work so spent it wisely fabric shopping!)
I'm so excited that I've found this site.
My name's Ann, I'm from Copenhagen, Denmark. I'm 30 years old and I learned to sew when I was about 10. I recently took sewing up again, highly inspired by Gertie's blog: Gerties blog for better sewing, and I started (last night) a blog about my re-discovered interest.
eek, i crashed the party without introducing myself!
i'm oonaballoona, and i found out about this fab place through veronica darling's blog. i've been loving her weekly creations, and finally had a look at the mothership. wowza. a couple weeks ago (right around tax time, actually... enough to kill any spark of inspiration...) i was in a major sewing rut and decided i needed to join the fun. so far i'm on my third challenge and i've been inspired to finish/begin other creations as well.
what else... i live in new york, insanely happily married to one ruggy and keeper of two cats. currently i'm in between jobs, which means more time for sewing, yoga, writing, blogging, and oh yes, drinking. i'm also over at oonaballoona.blogspot.com, and on burdastyle as oonaballoona.
thanks mena for this happy supportive community!
I'm Kate, an American in Paris, a working mom, parent to two and novice sewist. I've come back to sewing after 22 years (the last time I used a sewing machine was in junior high home economics) and I'm having a great time relearning old skills and acquiring new ones. And I've been blogging about it all - sewing and refashioning, kids & crafts, a little cooking, and all my mishaps along the way - over at Two little cabbages & cie.
I don't really have sewing friends in "real life" or time to take a class (let alone know where to do one here or if I'm up to it in French), so I'm so grateful for all the online sewing resources and groups out there in the blogosphere. This site is amazing and I'm looking forward to learning lots from you all and maybe even working up the courage to post some of my projects. To date, I've been focusing on refashioning and patternless sewing, especially for my kids, and doing some creative things with a stash of antique linen my French mother-in-law gave me recently. I have a huge fear of patterns, but I'm edging towards doing one soon. Or soonish. Eeek! My own mother, an excellent seamstress, will be visiting at Easter and I'm hoping she'll hold my hand as I tackle my first pattern. I might even make something for me, instead of my children. ;-)