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How to sew stretch fabric with a sewing machine

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A couple of months ago, I was planning a trip to Copenhagen and saw an opportunity to check out new fabric stores and look for a fresh wave of inspiration. I joined a facebook sewing group for people that live in Copenhagen, with the intention of getting tips on where to look for fabric in the city, hopefully meeting up with some people from the sewing community as I was planning (I still am), on moving there. Anyway, recently, people in the group were talking about buying sergers, or had bought one and were looking for pointers on how to use their new toys 🙂 Continue reading

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To have a lot of love and a happy home

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Free motion sewing ❤

I thought I’d do an easy post after that last one (Taylor Swift much?), it was therapeutic, I have no regrets. I did not, however, expect to be hit by this huge wave of almost overwhelming vulnerability, and yet somehow, I was able to remind myself of the fact that there is a price to pay, when one chooses to be their most authentic self, and speak their truth. So lets keep it light this time, ok? So I’ve been making these appliquĂ© pillows for my couch that I thought of making a while ago, drew some sketches and only just came round to realizing those ideas. Continue reading

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The Ex Boyfriend Cleanse – Let him go!

Mama is back! A great thing happened recently. A break up! Yup, no kidding, it took a little while for it to sink it but oh my God, am I relieved it happened. I never ever imagined finding such peace and clarity through being dumped, but the good Lord works in mysterious ways 🙂 I will share my experience and what I believe I’ve learnt and if someone else picks up something, well and good.

When I first moved to Prague, one of my very good friends, started to date a boy we went to school with, almost on a dare. I honestly did not believe it would last long, she was far too smart, outgoing, to put it bluntly, she was way above his league. Well, I watched in disbelief for next TEN years as this boy played “hot and cold”, (Now I love you, now I don’t love you) with her, and by the end, my friend’s esteem was almost non existent and he went on to get married not too long after. She went from being this loud force of a hurricane when she walked into a room, to the girl sitting quietly and avoiding any form of attention, she didn’t believe she was beautiful any more (and she is!) or that any one would want to be with her. It hurt me deeply to see that happen and I always wondered why she just wouldn’t let go, why people stayed in these kinds of relationships that are  taking so much of their self worth. Until I got to experience what it was like to get caught up in one.

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AppliquĂ© quilting and sewing ideas

So I recently fell in love with the idea of appliquĂ© quilting on Pinterest, because I felt the traditional method does not allow for a lot of originality, requires all this math and all these things I’m generally not prepared to spend that much time on, because I’m trying to keep up with the ideas in my head, so you can see the appeal in this method for me. I was going to give it a go.

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