Month: January 2016

Things I’ve learnt in January

things I learnt Jan

1/12th of 2016 almost gone already… I know, time flies when you’re having fun! But it’s also scary and a bit sad. Today, while randomly looking for something completely different, I came across the ‘7 things I’ve learnt so far’ series on Writer’s Digest and it sparked an idea. What if instead of getting depressed that I have grown older (even if just by 30 more days), the last post of each month will celebrate all the things I’ve learnt lately? This will help to just remind myself that I have also grown a tiny bit wiser and celebrate the small ‘aha!’ moments and little everyday victories. I will mostly focus on sewing related things, but if there are other non-sewing related things worth mentioning, I’ll pop them in too.

So here we go for January…

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Adventures in Gingerland

Alex's adventures in gingerland

Heck yeah, I’m a jeans maker! Or a jeans-like trousers maker, as the case may be :). I’ve joined the Ginger party, a bit late, buy hey, better late than never, for Jeans in January jamboree, as organised by Chris over at Said & Done. So, welcome to my Gingerland adventures, down the rabbit hole we go…

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Wardrobe Architect 2015 – How did that go? (+ the Bloggoversary giveaway winner)

WARDROBE ARCHITECT 2015

This time last year I decided to join Colette’s Wardrobe Architect 2015 challenge, for a leaner, meaner, more streamlined capsule wardrobe. I also decided to bite the bullet and also embark on a ready to wear fast (i.e not buying ANY new clothes for a year – more details and rules a bit further down). And here’s the low down, lessons, insights and what happens next.

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Tip for organising your sewing machine needles

Pro Tip (1)

I’m not gonna lie, I’m a bit of a compulsive organiser. I do love to have everything a nice neat box, or several, and to be able to get to what I’m looking for as easily as possible.

Last year, I reorganised my sewing room and put all my haberdashery into a divider box. However, as time went by, I realised that this is not the best solution for items that I need to use very often, especially for my sewing machine needles. It really annoyed me to dig under the table, open the box, close the box etc. So I have been looking for options for this and came across a brilliantly simple idea: PILL BOX DISPENSERS.

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