Thanks for dropping by! This blog documents a year-long challenge I did in 2014/2015. Spoiler alert: I completed the challenge! It was great fun. I have no further plans to blog for now and indeed am on a long, long, long and wonderful break from social media if you’re wondering why my Twitter and Instagram feeds are sorely out of date. I’m still contactable though- just hit me up on the comments section or on the email address provided on the front page.
Some fun facts:
*you can call me Louise (or Lou. I live in London, so most people call me Lou :0))
*I don’t usually wear a cowboy hat (psssst… it’s a kids’ dressup hat someone stuck on my head for funs)
*I started sewing a while back but found it annoying- here’s the secret- I found that sewing home furnishings and crafty bits and bobs was altogether too finicky and frustrating. But when I got to making a real pattern to wear, all of a sudden I WANTED to do nice finishes and take my time. It wasn’t annoying anymore! Guess you could say I found my level. Yup, selfish sewing.
*I’d like to get better (read: quicker) and make my man a cool jacket or coat (so y’know, it’s not alllll about the selfish sewing… mostly)
*My mum, sister and brother all sew too! I’m trying to get my bro to blog (my mum blogs sporadically already… hint, hint, Ma. Update time!)- he’s a handsome Northern ginger with a penchant for tailored clothes, bowties and cosplay. I reckon his blog’d be a go-er. Maybe I’ll start a petition. Whenever I visit we do sewing sessions and fabric buying pilgramages. It’s wicked fun.
*I play the bass guitar. It’s a blonde, lightweight Yamaha, about nine years old, and sounds pretty nice through my Line 6 amp. I play in the worship band at my church (and occasionally at weddings and parties).
*I love to chat sewing so leave comments, please do! Or hit me up on Instagram, or twit me.