Thursday, 30 May 2013

Going down to Liverpool


Technically for us, it's going up, but I bloody love this song and I love Susanna Hoffs. Activate girl crush now Don Robot! (If you didn't know about mine and Heather's amazing invention of robot sewing assistants with interchangeable fantasy boyfriend characters...you do now).

Last weekend, Mr S and I went to Liverpool to a wedding. I couldn't believe it when my lovely Twitter friend (and now REAL LIFE friend too) Claire sent us an invite. We were so touched and booked our train tickets straight away.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

It Happened at the World's Fair

I know I've been a little AWOL from my blog - but, I've still been sewing. I have a few things on the go at the moment, so I've been busy juggling the sewing plates and trying to finish them simultaneously one by one.

First finished is my version of the Colette Laurel dress now renamed as It Happened at the World's Fair dress. I just wanted a simple easy pattern so I could make a cute little dress to bag for the Road Trip. (Not long now peeps...think it's just under 9 weeks...and incase you don't know where I am going...I'M GOING TO GRACELAND!)

Monday, 13 May 2013

Baby, what do you want me to do?

This is my question to Elvis as I look at the long list of garments I told myself I would sew for Memphis. What do you want me to do next? At first, I couldn't hear him as he does tend to mumble and combine that with a mouthful of peanut butter and banana, well he could be saying anything and I could be agreeing to anything. Unfortunately, he said do some tracing and cut a muslin. Boring.

But, I have 11 weeks until the trip and I know that is going to fly by.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Sew Dixie Lou - Liebster Award Nomination

Super cool news from the world of Dixie Lou. My blog got nominated for the Liebster Award. It means I not only win a date with Ryan Gosling, but I have to fit him for a new pair of trousers - a tight-fitting pair of trousers!

Okay not really.

But my blog did get nominated for a Liebster Award by Gemma at the cool blog EDiS (Every Day I'm Stitchin'). Thank you, Gemma for liking my blog enough to consider nominating me - that made my day :)

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

God help the guy who gets The Bitch

We all know the London Sewing Meet Up gave birth to some fabulous things: fabric indulgence, a mother of all swaps, budding friendships and a unanimous love of Lebanese food, preferably in large quantities. 

The day also used some premium diamond-studded DNA to produce an idea, albeit in its infant stages,  for the sew-along of all sew-alongs. 

Before I reveal exactly what this will entail, allow me to share a bit of background nonsense.