Monthly Archives: March 2012

You’re Never Too Decrepit

. . .  to get off the couch.  Really!  You might just need to experiment (even if it’s for years) to find the thing you love. Today I did  my first long solo ride of the year:  22.43 miles.  Whoo-hoo! … Continue reading

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Burda Polo Triplet

I’ve been away, and working on several projects of various kinds that aren’t yet finished, but one thing I did manage to do before I left was to knock off a couple more of my favorite tops, from BurdaStyle’s 09/2010 … Continue reading

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Minoru Jacket Around The World

More Minoru Jackets! Scroll to the bottom to see (updated 17 March) (and again on March 20) Two more (September 5); Scroll to the bottom to see. Ever wanted to make outerwear, but didn’t know where to start?  Sewaholic’s Minoru  … Continue reading

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Ten Minute Skirt (Almost)

Rhonda, of Rhonda’s Creative Life, posts a free pattern — instructions, really — nearly every Friday.  In the midst of making my Minoru, I wanted something I could knock off fast, and call “finished”.  This skirt was perfect:  It’s made … Continue reading

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My Minoru Jacket

It’s finished!  I wore it out today, and I loooove this garment!  It’s everything I hoped it would be, and next year I plan to make an actual parka from the pattern.  Here’s the front view, with the hood inside … Continue reading

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Minoru Zip

I couldn’t find a 28-inch (or 30-inch, for that matter) jacket zipper  in dark red for my Minoru jacket, so I bought a much-too-long one in New York, and shortened it myself.  Generally speaking, nylon/plastic zippers are pretty easy to … Continue reading

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In My Drawers

Sadly, this isn’t a post about knickers.  It’s about kitchen drawers.  Our kitchen cabinets are classic metal cabinets, installed in 1952.  Though they show a few of the ravages of time, we love them.  Call me crazy, but I much … Continue reading

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