Archive for January, 2011

It’s not over ’till it’s over

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Just a quick reminder that the January Sale is still on. There are quite a few fabrics left but I have taken lots of empty bolts to the recycling bin in the last few days.

From top to bottom: Lilly in Pink, Cafe dot in Turquoise, Slim Dandy in Pink and Kona in Zucchini

So as my mum used to say, don’t leave for tomorrow what you can do today. Have a quick peek at the fabrics and patterns for sale, because most of them, will go back to their regular price on the 1st of February. And once you have taken the time to browse our lovely website, check our Coming Soon section, if you fancy anything make sure that you request a re-stock notification to be the first to know when the stock arrives.

I hope to see you soon :)

Corduroy skirt

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

I have mentioned here before my talent of being able to spend hours browsing online. Contrary to what others might think, not all of that time goes to waste, some good things come out of my ‘research’. Last week I stumbled upon Jigsa’s website (I actually have it bookmarked but let’s keep that a secret) and saw this skirt, which reminded me of the last few metres of Charcoal corduroy that I have in stock. So I have decided to get out the so many times tried and tested Barcelona skirt pattern and treat myself to a new skirt. If you want to read about when this simple pattern didn’t go very well click here.

Fine Cord Everyday Skirt from Jigsaw

I haven’t decided on what fabric to use as lining. Since the cord is so nice and soft I want something equally nice. Most of the grayish patterned fabrics have flown off of the shelves and I have only the Kona Solids left. Option B is going for the Ivory cord and use Scroll in Ivory as lining. What do you think?

I will keep you updated with any progress but feel free to leave some suggestions.

Fine Cord Everyday Skirt from Jigsaw

This year I am not alone

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

January is a tough month for me. After indulging and spending during the holiday season I always end up with a thin wallet and a not so thin waist. It is becoming a bit of a bad habit for me to welcome the new year tired, but with a warm hug and lots of optimistic resolutions. What do I get in return? I get back my old routine where I try to squeeze in more trips to the gym, more salads, reading time, lessons to learn a foreign language, and an ever tidy work space.

You don’t need a crystal ball to foresee my future. The formula is infallible, by March, oh right I am coming clean now, by mid February my new year’s resolutions are somewhere in a corner with my gym bag and the 1001 Healthy Meals in a Flash book.

This year I want it to be different, and I mean it. This time it’s different, I have the help of 2 little mice. Yes, mice, and no, I have not been drinking. (Just before we carry on, I want to make sure that we all understand that they are not real mice, just stuffed ones).

Two years ago my mother gave me 2 little mice bought in a Christmas shop. She gave them to me in the middle of the summer (please don’t ask why, we are talking about DNA and genes here) but I liked them so much that I couldn’t put them away with the rest of the Christmas decorations and I kept them as part of other decorations in the house all year round.

My two little helpers.

So just as I have these 2 tiny mice out during the whole year, I am going to do my very best to stick to my resolutions for the whole year, I am hoping that in 12 months from today, my resolutions for 2012 will be different because I have made already a few nice changes in my life.

Whether or not you have something similar to my two mice for help, I close with the wish that all of your hopes and aspirations come true and resolutions last all year.