Apr 25, 2013

The weight of sewing

My weight is always something I have struggled with, most of my life I have been thin, sometimes far too thin, from lack of confidence I had always felt that if I harshly controlled my weight then I was somehow better looking which would lead to feeling happier about life.

Now being a little older and wiser, and suffer chronic pain which limits my exercise which all leads to comfort eating in front of the telly, I am suffering being overweight for the first time in my life. I'm not happy about it, I'm not going to ruin myself over it like I once would have, but it has got to a point where my doctor's are telling me I need to loose weight for my health and back issues...which makes me feel terrible. Let alone the fact that I feel myself shying away from my partner, I have always felt very strongly that everyone owes it to their partners to keep themselves looking their best no matter how long they have been together, and we have been together for half a decade...so the last thing I want to inflict apon my love is my recent fattiness. Sigh.

Which brings me to my issue at hand, sewing clothes. Do I really want to sew up a fabric that makes me swoon in the size I am now (which makes me teary) when I plan to loose weight? (fingers crossed) or do I just accept that this is who I am for right now and if my garments cannot be brought in once weight IS lost, then merely see them as a practise? I refuse to get any bigger than I am now, it is NOT happening and I would literally half starve myself if I noticed anymore gain, so it's only possibly becoming smaller is the issue.
One of my dreams is to make my own Chanel jacket one day (patterns in the mail!) but I know such an undertaking, both skill and price wise, it has to go in the "when I dont feel like a blob" pile.

So how about you? Does your weight affect your choice in what you sew with?

In other new's I have been worried, I have had another MRI on my spine, and one on my brain. My Neurologist was looking for what he thought to be MS, but thank the heavens I do not seem to have that nor a tumor that they where worried of, but it is looking like I may have fluid on the brain...which means scary things. I am afraid, but it might finally be an answer to the problems that have taken over my life for the past two years. I pray for a day without pain again.

Apr 18, 2013

Wow...just WOW

So I thought I had gotten my biggest fabric heaps for cheap that I would ever get...how wrong (yay!) I was!!


An elderly lady in my town has stopped sewing due to illness and was getting rid of a two car garages worth.

This entire amount I bought off her covers my huge three seater couch, a few side tables and another massive chair. (It all cost me only $110, including the HUGE box of vintage lace)
Im so happy I have been dancing, singing and drapping it all over myself for the past four hours lol



Apr 16, 2013



Look at my latest buy!!!!!!
41 metres of pure LOVEEEEEEEEEEE

Follow me on instagram, for a constant stream of photos of my cats and shopping adiction...lol

Apr 15, 2013

A work in progress

My poor Lilly is sick :( I am hoping she is better soon as I feel terrible forcing tablets down her twice a day :(

I have just finished cutting out Colettes Sencha pattern, fabric is prewashed and ready to be ironed and cut out. I am very excited about this pattern, I am in serious love with the button back (tho I am confused how I am going to get it on when my man isnt around).

Countdown to getting the net back Friday....IT NEEDS ME!!!!!!!

Apr 10, 2013

No internets!

Atm I have no internet but never fear! I will soon have super dooper cable net on the 19th, so that night I am planning a big photo blog of my sewing room!
As a teaser heres a photo :)

Apr 3, 2013

I've bought alot of goodness lately

Look at my good stuffs!

Material - Vintage sewing themed, HAZZAR! It is quilting cotton but if I line it, it will be fine as fashion fabric. Atm I'm thinking a skirt...but who knows!

Shoes - H! By Henry Holland (super cute, practical and vintage look)

Sew What! Skirts book - teaches to create your own skirt patterns which I super excited to learn drafting, for how cheap the book is, it's deff worth a look for begginers drafting.

One line a day - Its a five year diary! You write one line (or short paragraph) each day for five years. Super simple. I have always tried to keep diarys but it never works out, this is small enough to fit in a handbag, is pretty and had gold trim paper. LOVE.

Annnnnnnnddddd a zillion patterns - this was all a bunch of purchases over the last month and a bit....Patterns (especially vintage) bring me such a joy and thrill that I cannot even explain the happiness :)

So has anyone else made any purchases lately that make them giddy?