Monthly Archives: September 2013

I just couldn’t resist making another one…

One more happy hour of evening sewing with the remnants of the owl dress. Miss R will be so happy in the morning to know she gets one too… And I am happy that a long workday of writing, meetings … Continue reading

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Owl dress

My standard little easy make-in-less-than-an-hour-while-listening-to-BBC-Radio-4-dress. This time, for a little friend of Miss R who is having an owl-themed birthday party. In retrospect, I think looks rather drab for an 8-year-old. Maybe I will buy it a vibrant turquoise long-sleeved … Continue reading

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A stitch in the mountains

It was a lovely, lovely and sunny weekend. Fresh air in the mountains. Even some stitching. Here is a bad photo of the view from the terrace where I was stitching, facing the Mont Blanc and the whole alpine mountain … Continue reading

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Sewing for the neighbours

Scouting: it seems years ago that my mother sewed on my own badges, on my own rough brown shirt. Now, in a fun twist of fate, I am sewing on badges for my lovely neighbours’ children. I am definitely seeking … Continue reading

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How to read a Kindle in the bath

Here is the world’s easiest solution to one of the world’s most pressing problems: how to keep reading your favourite novel on an e-book-thingy when you want to take a relaxing bath. Easy, no? Just slip it into a new … Continue reading

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The best message ever

My little Miss R presented me with this, after being quiet and busy in her room for quite some time. She knows me so well! But now, instead, I have to make some supper… Happy writing! JJ

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Quilt weekend retreating into the Alps

What better treat could there be than heading off to a friend’s house, with sewing machines and sacks of fabric in tow, for a weekend of mad sewing with three friends? So Ms E, Ms A, Ms G and Ms … Continue reading

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