Sewing

Duffel bag for art stuff

So, I recently made a bag for my brushes, paint and other stuff for when I am going to class – but then I bought a maulstick and it was a few inches longer than my bag. Oh well, back to the sewing machine! I used the Swoon Dallas as a starting point for this. …

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Paintings

Portrait of Peter

This RTW fast of 2018 have had a snowball effect on my (well, our) life. First it turned into a buy-nothing-year for us, and so far we have re-paid our car loan and another very large loan we had. We live on 50% of our income, using the rest to re-pay dept. Also, it has …

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Sewing

Another Lonetree jacket

OK, I loooove this pattern! It is easy to make, everything fits beautifully together and I love the style of the jacket. (See my twill version here and denim version here). I loved my yellow twill Lonetree, but in this climate it makes no sense. Most days it rains, and it is very windy, so I need …

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Finance

Finance September 2018

Another month, and every month of this year of buying nothing takes me to new reflections. We have truly downsized our belongings this month. I think we just both had enough of the clutter, og the stuff we don’t use, even though we didn’t have that much to begin with. But this month we have …

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Sewing

Kelly anorak – not worth the hassle.

I need a jacket that is water proof, as it rains a lot where I live. I have been browsing around for a pattern, and thought about making another Lonetree jacket as I love that pattern, but I wanted to try something new 🙂 I have been eying the Kelly for a while, but became …

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Finance Sewing

Creating a smaller wardrobe

This is really a challenge when you love to sew, right? I produce a lot of lovely clothes, that fit me perfectly and in my favourite colors. But I don’t need 15 dresses (especially as I rarely – as in: not every year, wear a dress) or 45 tops. I have been cleaning out my …

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Sewing

Swoon expedition bag

I recently started a painting class, and needed a large bag for all my supplies, that would fit in my bicycle basket. I chose the Swoon expedition because of the large pockets, and many of them 🙂 See, even an inner pocket! Tha pattern was easy to print and cut, but oh my, a LOT …

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Finance

Finance August 2018

So, another month went by in this year of buying nothing 🙂 So much is happening due to this decision. We are really trying to incorporate minimalism in more aspects of our lives now. The past few months we have been selling the stuff we don’t use, all in all, in 2 months we have sold …

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Dresses Sewing

Zadie dress with cap sleeves

OK, so I made another Zadie dress. I am not really a fan of Tillys, as my experience is that the patterns are very poorly drafted. I often love her designs, but think that the patterns should have better quality; often the patterns pieces don’t fit and the finish is not very nice. Therefore, I …

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Finance

Finance July 2018

So, another month went by in this year of buying nothing 🙂 In July we saved 64% of our income! I am very pleased with this, as we actually spend a lot of money on our animals in July; Tesla needed more surgery in his paw, and we bought  the run for the chicken coop, as …

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