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My journaling journey

My journaling journey

Way back in 2002, an artist friend recommended keeping a design journal. I did, and it turned out to be excellent advice. I now keep 5 types of journals, which sounds obsessive but each serves a purpose and they’re not all used daily. None of them are the beautifully presented, artistic books one sees on…

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It was 20 years ago today

It was 20 years ago today wedding dress

This week was our wedding anniversary and I got out my dress to try on. It last got an airing two years ago in this blog post. I can still get the zip up but the dress is uncomfortably tight. The days of trying this dress on are numbered: I got stuck both getting it…

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Must-have dress-ups: the bear costume

Must have dress ups The bear costume laid flat

Here’s a statement you may or may not agree with: all households with children require a dress-ups box. Our household does, and has gone a step further by having an adult’s dress-ups box. I’m going to pause writing here because I know exactly what you’re thinking. No, it’s not an “adult” dress-ups box, it simply…

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Happy 60th, Barbie

Happy 60th Barbie

March 9th is the 60th birthday of the barbie doll.  While there’s much to be read on the history of Barbie, today’s post is my tribute to my own. Yes, while Barbie is controversial and perpetuates unrealistic body expectations for girls who we’re trying to raise into confident, happy women who are comfortable with their…

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Cheers to three years

Cheers to three years

We’re taking a little break from zero waste jeans this week to charge the glasses for The Craft of Clothes’s third birthday! I thank you all sincerely for reading, your lovely comments and helpful insights. There have been many hits and misses in my blogging/sewing life over the past three years. Let’s recap some of…

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Holiday projects

Holiday projects

It’s that exciting/busy/festive/reflective time of the year again, where we either wind down and relax or just get busier! The Craft of Clothes Blog will be on holidays until the end of January.  I thank you all very much for reading, and many thanks to those who commented. While the blog’s on holidays (I know,…

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Holiday snaps from the ASG convention

Last week I went to the Australian Sewing Guild’s convention in Melbourne.  Here’s what happened…   Tuesday Dear Diary, Flying out tomorrow with Mum for the Australian Sewing Guild’s biennial convention in Melbourne.  Leaving the children at home with husband.  Children worried I would never return after watching Air Crash Investigation on TV. We’re going…

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Happy 2nd Birthday, Blog!

Happy 2nd Birthday, Blog!

It’s my blog’s birthday!  I thank you all for reading and commenting, and many thanks for trying out my patterns and drafts. I’ve been feeding this blog weekly for the past two years, usually on Mondays but sometimes it’s Tuesdays and occasionally Sundays.  I enjoy it; it’s like writing a little magazine article every week.…

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Last post for 2017

Hello All, School holidays officially started yesyerday and this blog is now on holidays too. The summer stretches endlessly before us, to be filled with all sorts of wholesome things, such as afternoons at home playing lego, craft, swimming lessons, bike rides, visits to the library, picking fruit, having friends over to play etc.  My…

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Breaking News! Liz does facebook at last!

Breaking News Liz does facebook at last

Yes, it’s all true. I’ll admit I’m a slow mover when it comes to new ideas and technology.  Here are just a few examples… We still own a VCR (with tapes), typewriter, walkman and Dymo machine. No mobile phone (although to be fair, we live in an area that doesn’t have coverage). I must have…

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