Bits and Bobbins

Birthday Bits and Bobbins

Thursday will be my weekly day for round-ups. I’ll keep you posted about my latest obsessions and the week’s sewing highlights.

I’m calling it Bits and Bobbins. Beware, there are sew many potential puns in a sewing blog. Today is my first Bits and Bobbins.

Bits and Bobbins

  • It’s my birthday today – last one before I hit the half-century! I’ll be at Loop Knit Night, tonight, if you want to bring me all the things on my wishlist…Or just drop by for a piece of cake!
  • I’m not sure if digital to-do lists are working for me. I’m thinking about going back to a notebook and trying out Bullet journalling.
  • Funnest part of my day is voting for the Fugliest of the year, at Fug Madness. I surprised myself Monday, by not voting for Lady Gaga. I gave her a hall pass for wacky clothes and drowned some young person called Seryah instead. Heidi Klum, and the Kardashians will not enjoy the same mercy.

Jean pocket held in place with wash tape at

  • Used washi tape to hold on my jean pocket before topstitching. This works so much better than pins or spray glue. Spray glue is a pfaff (see what I mean about puns) and pins distort the stretch denim. Washi tape rips off easily and leaves no mess. Its wonders never cease!
  •  I’ll be tasting wine with Sumi, from Pattern Review, and other sewers at Sew Over It, Islington on April 9th. Anyone else going?
  • De-stashing and have uncovered a lot of pink fabrics. Who knew I was so drawn to pink!

Alice Top with fabrics at

  • This pink wool burn-out fabric is cut and prepared for another Alice Top. I’ve used every square inch of it. The burn-out areas are completely transparent so I have interlined the whole top with the pale pink lawn from my stash. I think it’s going to be very pretty.

Pink wool burn out fabric at

  • I was playing around with a new avatar this week. It started out fine, but I realised that I never have my mouth shut, so I kept working on it. Now I’ve made myself too young and pretty. My lips are actually bigger than this, But I’ve only used one of my chins. Am I looking too much like Sarah Palin? Dear God! Be kind, it’s my birthday.

the making of an avatar at


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