Ooooh, Lookie! My Site Crashed

“Really,” I told my editor, “If you think about it we’re just publishing a weekly newspaper that’ll end up as a birdcage liners.” He thought I was being a little bitter about his life’s work, and mine, but I was…

Are You Born to Blog?

You know you’re destined to be a sewing blogger if you:

a) spent most of your childhood making clothes for your Barbie dolls instead of playing with your friends;

b) read Vogue pattern books instead of comic books;

c) ran a sewing club out of your basement at age 10.

Who writes a sewing blog?

Working as a sewing blogger can mean gathering the best in sewing news and reviewing it. It can mean putting your own patterns and ideas on an online format. It can mean you host a sewing forum, where other sewists chime in with their ideas, or a blog can serve as a billboard for your services and products.

Sew True

Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.
Octavia Butler

Hollyburn Sew Along

I’m so proud to post this badge: I participated in my first sew-along. As the (charmingly yellow!)  badge reveals, the sew-along was hosted at  (Which is in Melbourne, Australia, so I’ve been virtually travelling!) You can visit over there to…

Gotta Getta Plan

I’ve done pretty well staying on track with my sewing this year (all six weeks of this year) but I can see danger ahead if I don’t get a grip. The issue is this: Every time I set foot in a sewing store or shop, I…