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 ūüôā 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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Appliqu√© quilting and sewing ideas

So I recently fell in love with the idea of appliqu√© 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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Copenhagen, inspiration and bad photos


‚̧ ‚̧ Copenhagen getting ready for Xmas

It’s been a long time, eh? I’ll just get to it. A little while ago, after a rough couple of months, I thought to myself, f*#k it, I’m going somewhere..anywhere!” I decided it was time to get away from all the things that were (and still kind of are) keeping me from making things and blogging and generally staying sane. Continue reading


Uninspired days and <3 potatoes

Do you ever have one of those days where you are simply annoyed and people just keep annoying you and no matter how hard you try, you just cant shake the feeling? I’m having one of those ones. I don’t even try to create anything on days like this because I know I won’t like what I make, or there will be lots of mistakes that will even get me more annoyed so I think it’s counter productive. So I came to my happy place. That’s right, this has become my happy place. I don’t really have a sewing update, the most I have come to being creative today is this picture of a train on a car I saw parked on my street.

Looking for inspiration anywhere.

Looking for inspiration anywhere.

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Mama Bear needs a little time out.

I have¬†been feeling a bit annoyed about not having time to blog but we have had so much going on, not all of it pleasant, but all important stuff. As if I did not already have enough paperwork to take care of, I went and lost my wallet a little while ago on one of our park escapades. It would not be so terrible if all my cards (and Kakazi’s) hadn’t been in there and now we have double the amount of paperwork to take care of, a court appearance next month (this one is a good thing), and a stint in the hospital that I have been trying to put off for as long as possible, but that is no longer an option. These bad boys need to come out. I had a nasty car accident in 2012 and this is basically what has been holding my left ankle together.

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Thursday is for Fabrics, buttons and things


You have no idea how much I was looking forward to his morning. For starters, we have had a rough week (my Kakazi’s first two bottom teeth erupted!!) and it has just been damn near impossible to find any time to sew. Between taking care of Kakazi, all the paperwork for bills, taxes, I.D’s and such, I’ve not even been stressing it about not having time to sew. Life doesn’t work the way we always want it to and that’s okay. So my excitement this morning for a little fun was justified, I think. Continue reading