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Sunday, 27 March 2011


I don't have a lot of sewing news to update with. Life seems to be taken up with work, going places and doing things and generally hanging out with my mum and dad.
I'm doing a lot better in myself which has to be positive.

I've been buying Burda magazine and planning what I would sew and although I did go to the fabric stalls on Leeds market this week I didn't buy anything as none of the fabric really spoke to me, and having packed all my fabric up around Christmas I knew full well how much of it I already have.

Interestingly my mum, who these days is mostly a knitter and not much of a sewer refashioned a large tunic shirt I was passing on into a blouse which fits her nicely and is very pleased with, so maybe some of my sewingness has rubbed off on her.

I have some things I want to sew, but I hardly dare mention them as I don't seem to follow through at all at the moment.

I've put a few more things in the charity bag.  Yesterday I went to the Meadowhall centre (a shopping centre) and met up with my friend E (slightly nearer to me than half way). Mostly we just chatted first over lunch then later over coffee which was really good, but we also did a bit of shopping, for ourselves and for her little girl who is having a birthday soon.

I brought home two wide elastic belts in black, one with a black buckle and the other with a leaf clasp. Both great for comfortably showing you have a waist, whilst still allowing the ability to breath which can't be overrated.
I also was quite pleased to buy myself a navy striped trouser suit in the Next sale for less than half the original price. Very smart for work, though needs the trousers shortening slightly as there were only Long length left and I'm pretty standard in leg length.

Off this afternoon to get a few final bits from the old house. Hopefully there will be some actual sewing, crafting etc stuff to share in a bit.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Wardrobe Advice

A quote taken from http://www.insideoutstyleblog.com/ in an interview with Pauline from http://englishorganizer.com/
The one piece of advice most women need but don’t get?
We all have far too many clothes, most of which we don't love, or don't flatter us.  Weed out your wardrobe to include only items you love, and you'll be surprised how much easier it is to get dressed and how much better you feel.
I did get rid of a few things the other day for the latest charity bag, but still have a long way to go.

I have been wearing my new boots, and as a Clear Spring since very dark brown is one of my key colours,  have loads of things in the wardrobe to wear with them. Yesterday was the brown and orange 70s floral print knit dress, today is one with broken vertical stripes in black bown and gold. All worn with tights and a lined jacket, and this being me a big chunky necklace.

I unpacked all my necklaces yesterday, and pinned them up on two large cork boards so I can see them all.
2 were sent off to the charity shop, and another 5 were more mum than me and went in her direction, but all the rest are there waiting for me to choose one each morning. I do love my necklaces and they are one of the Ruth things in an outfit. I am enjoying also wearing some of my own sewn pieces. Knit dresses are so very comfortable, and the less crazy prints are OK with a jacket for work.