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A focused mind…

“Gabrielle loved her lesson today, thank you Evelyn” Gabrielle was very astute. Quite amazing. She had a new Pfaff machine and had never sewn before. She is set on being a fashion designer and is completely focused. The next project she is planning is most definitely a skirt! Gabrielle is going into Year 6 and […]

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Rebuilding lives

  Have you ever experienced heartfelt tears of pain to imagine another human being’s anguish. Human trafficking and child prostitution (for me) are the worst examples of the unspeakable ugliness of humanity. Humanity in all its glory is creative and beautiful. But I am drawn to dealing with my own reactions and thoughts of service […]

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There has been a shift.

For those of you who are aware of Sew Sista, you’ll know I love to help. Create a space for joy and beauty, sharing and kindness.  Did I need to work like a lunatic over the past three years, pushing myself beyond all limits? Maybe not….  but I tend to do things the hard way […]

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Hankie Couture (really?)

What can I say about this book…. Hankie Couture by Marsha Greenberg. I found it randomly online and just new I had to have it. (I am not a lover particularly of hankies, dresses, dolls, vintage fashions) but I am a lover of beautiful and surprising; in whatever form that comes. I ordered it from […]

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get to know your sewing machine 101

I’m guessing (as I had a few calls from some of you) that sewing machines were in Santa’s Sack this Christmas. NOW WHAT?  Pleeeeeease don’t let them sit in the box,  because the thought of having to get it out and set-up seems too much right now. I know… I’ve been there myself. BOOK IN […]

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