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Jen's Blog – April 2011 Archive (4)

patterns and more patterns

Having always been stingy with pattern purchases in earlier time, I think I have turned over a new leaf and gone quite nuts for pattern purchasing.


I'm waiting on two ebay pattern purchases including one bulk purchase which is always a bit exciting because you don't know what will be in there - still, if you get them for a song, why worry.


I also did some browsing at Lincraft on Tuesday (love public holidays!) and got a couple of half-price patterns and now I…


Added by Jen on April 28, 2011 at 9:02pm — No Comments

Pin Cushions where you didn't expect them.

I was shopping for a few more notions for the Community Travelling Lace and came across a little pattern for pot holders that was rather cute. The packet is fairly foxed, but the pattern has never been used. Interestingly and timely for the Pin Cushion theme of this month I found a little extra pattern tucked inside. … Continue

Added by Jen on April 13, 2011 at 8:34pm — No Comments

Again my sewing is thwarted due to lack of planning

I have started on this week's challenge- kidding around - and the usual has happened. I have charged into the project without checking to see that I have all necessary items! You think I would have worked out by now that this is not a good thing.

A zip, a zip - my kingdom for a 7" reddish brown trouser zip.

I have found one that almost works except I am not convinced that it will be strong enough - more of a skirt or lighter item zip.



Added by Jen on April 13, 2011 at 6:25am — 1 Comment

Nullas Anxietas III

Are there any Pratchett Discworld fans out there?


I have just caught up on my Sewweekly after three days up in Sydney attending Nullas Anxietas III - the third Australian Discworld Convention.


What an absolute blast I had - the costumes, the plays, the like-minded people - one giant enjoyable nerd-fest. Having attended all three Australian Cons, I can't wait for the next one (even if it is two years off).

Added by Jen on April 11, 2011 at 5:29pm — No Comments

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