Friday, 13 February 2015

Valentines break up

Valentine's Day is nearly here and I have decided to break up. Break up with this blog. It is not a sad break up but a happy one. For years now (I have lost count!) this has been my little space. It served a purpose. But it seems that I have grown & changed in ways that now see me breaking up with my space. My kids have grown and our now closer to adults than kids. I am entering a new phase of my life. It's a phase that I am going to embrace wholeheartedly. I have fallen in love with living life. One day in the future, I may start another blog but it seems that this one has run its course. 

To finish up, I would like to say thank you to each and everyone of you. Thank you for your kind words and support. 


Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Day 3. And I am still holding on!

It is day 3 of Facebook Free February and I am still holding on! Who knew life would still go on! I am over the Facebook cravings and finding new things to do on the Internet. I have fallen back in love with Bloglovin (a blog reading app). So many blogs that I had forgotten about & are now back on my radar (I will have to write a post about all my faves soon). I have been listening to a lot of music. I have cooked like a mad woman. Every meal has been made from scratch. I have baked bread, cooked scrolls, made a dozen batches of biscuits (hello big nickers!) & I have made bottles of iced tea. 

But I am still not on Facebook!!!!!

Monday, 2 February 2015

Why do I like to sew my own clothes. Reader questions answered.

Last week I asked if there was anything that you have wanted to ask me, anything you want to ask about anything really. I had some lovely readers ask some very lovely questions. The first question that I am going to answer is "Why do you like to sew your own clothes?" Great question! So here goes!

I don't like to sew my own clothes..... I love it! I am very much a person who likes to express my own style and individuality. I love choosing fabrics that catch my eye and make me feel happy. While I love seeing the new trends that come each season with fashion, I do not love going out to see someone wearing the exact same outfit as me. I have been known to see someone wearing something I own & never wearing it again! My local second hand store loves me because I am always donating clothes that are nearly new. So that is why, over the past few years, I have really increased the time I spend sewing my own clothes. 

I love the satisfaction that comes from looking through my wardrobe and knowing that at least 50% of the clothes in there are made just for me, by me & that I am the only one who will be wearing that outfit that day. I love knowing that my clothes are made to my exact body shape. That is one of greatest things about making your own clothes. You make them to fit you. I have short legs so if I buy pants or shorts, they never sit where they do on a model. I have had to take nearly a foot off one pair of jeans that I own. Store bought mid thigh shorts finish at my knees. So making my own is just a much better option. Dresses are another problem for me to buy from a shop. I have a true hourglass figure. I have a whole lot of booty & boobs with a waist that is 2 sizes smaller! So making my own dressed to fit that shape is better than wearing something way too tight or way too baggy. 

The number one reason I like to make my own clothes.......the satisfaction that comes with being told that someone loves your outfit & you know that it was all because of your own 2 hands. 

Do you sew your own clothes? If you do, I would love to hear why!