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Woot! My Les Fleurs is finally on its way!

I tried to buy some red and navy Les Fleurs back in September: Backordered is fine, but that was two months ago. Two months! Meanwhile all these great sewing bloggers are making post after post of their lovely new garments made with this fabric. Especially the red! Oh, it’s heaven. Often they mention how hard it…

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After saying, “I can’t march for miles,” I sign up for a 5K. Because: denial.

I’ve been writing about the election, and what the tension between being called to action and also being someone with a chronic invisible illness (fibromyalgia). And I’ve written before about how: I have very little energy. I struggle to exercise. I’m in a lot of pain, most of the time. When I exercise too hard,…

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My world has changed.

It has been one hell of a week. I didn’t vote for our new President. As the hashtag goes: #notmypresident. I’ve read a lot of commentary about how shocked liberals are that so many people are ready to vote for a xenophobic, racist, homophobic, sexist man for President (not to mention his piece-of-work sidekick. I’ll admit…

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A few of my favorite body-positive Instagram feeds

I’m currently in a yoga teacher training program at Whole Life Yoga. That’s me right in front, wearing a dress that I made out of galaxy fabric. Viniyoga is all about bringing the yoga to the person, not the person to the yoga. It happily accepts all body shapes, all physical conditions, and asks of…

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Time to make the blog pretty.

In my last post I talked about moving my blog to a self-hosted WordPress installation on my own server. I changed my mind! This morning I crunched some numbers, did math of money, time, and spoons, considered how much stress I wanted to put myself under when I’m often very tired and in pain, and decided it…

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Still sewing, just too tired to write about it!

Still sewing and wanting to write! I’m just worn out from a combination of fibromyalgia, and yoga teacher training, and trying to clean and organize the house. Additionally, I plan on moving the blog off of the WordPress.com site and onto my own site, but it will take a couple of weeks to get that set…

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A blank canvas of a purple linen dress

I hacked Sonya Phillip’s Dress No. 1 pattern (for the umpteenth time, I love those patterns), and made myself a Rather Long Dress No. 1. I had bought all this purple linen, and I don’t have the skills (yet!) to turn it into something with buttons or pleats or darts other fancy things, but I…

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Learning to look at clothes again. Learning to enjoy fashion.

I put these on my Amazon wishlist yesterday:   Since I started making my own clothes, I’ve begun giving myself permission to enjoy…..umm….clothes and stuff. Fashion? Is that what they call it? I guess I think of fashion as what’s in fashion, i.e. the current trends of the day. I don’t like most current trends,…

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The 241 Tote from Noodlehead – Mermaid Edition

I love bags. LOVE BAGS. Love them. Love them like the day is long. They’re my security, my way of feeling safe in the world. If  I have a good solid bag with me, I’m okay. If I don’t, I’m anxious, waiting for the zombie apocalypse to start and me without my tiny flashlight. Everywhere…