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The Accidental Thrifter

I dropped Eamonn off at preschool this morning and decided to take action and do something about my desperate hair situation.  My bangs were down past the tip of my nose and I’ve been grousing for a month.  I went someplace different than my usual, and on the way home I passed the Salvation Army […]

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Swapping and Sewing

It’s swappin’ time, and there’s nothing like leaving it to the  last minute, eh?  You may recall me mentioning the Sweet & Sinister Swap?  Well, the box is due to be mailed tomorrow.  Want to see what I’m putting in the box to my partner, Ginny? I’ve had the BOO! banner for some time now […]

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J is for Junkie

Hi, my name is Lisa Clarke, and I’m addicted to skirt-making. Yep, in the Encyclopedia of Me, J is for Junkie. I apparently have an addictive personality. Thankfully, I don’t dabble in dangerous addictions, so much as creative or wardrobe-related ones. My latest addiction is both creative and wardrobe-related. Am I crazy? Who needs NINE […]

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B is for Borrowing Ideas

In the Encyclopedia of Me, B is for Borrowing Ideas. Last night I made this nifty skirt. It’s in Alexander Henry’s Birdseed fabric, using the trusty A-line elastic-waist skirt pattern I made from Sew What! Skirts: I borrowed the idea from squid37, whose version I saw in the Sew, Mama, Sew flickr group: Squid37 borrowed […]

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All she wants to do is dance

Or make stuff. Yeah, make stuff. I was planning on packing up some orders this morning. I really need to. I also need to throw in a load of laundry, clean the kitchen, straighten up the living room, put away piles of new inventory (shall I continue??). Somehow, on the way home from dropping off […]

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Crafty Little Bee

I got a pile of sewing and claying done since yesterday, and you can see all of it in this picture! First, last night, I used my favorite fabric from the Freshcut collection and made a wraparound skirt from the Sew What book. I’m really happy with it, it was relatively easy, and I will […]

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