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nadia r

using my great-grandmothers' manniquin for the first time

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9 November

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    Nov 9, 2016, 07.11 AMby nadia r

    I cant type on here for a while. I was hemming my aunty’s extra thick tablecloth, but stitched my finger, now have to get the broken needle tip taken out tomorrow, ouch! Xx

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      Nov 12, 2016, 02.36 AMby nadia r

      Felt the whole thing but still is a million times better out. Will just take it more easy, try to have a healthy respect for my machine again, in fact she’s overdue maintenance lol XO

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      Nov 16, 2016, 08.24 AMby nadia r

      not saying i’m scared my machine is going to be biting me back, but i may just have to start wearing thimbles and safety goggles lolz! XD

24 June

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    Jun 24, 2016, 12.39 AMby nadia r

    i’m at last convinced its important/easier if i just stick to the recommended material to suit the pattern/style/sizing, well unless i feel like experimenting lol! XD

13 January

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    Jan 13, 2016, 10.26 PMby ellie-sew

    Hi, I knitted my loop scarf with the help of this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ2CNw5GZZ8 It’s in German. However she is showing the method so well and foolproof. ;-) Happy knitting! Ellie

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      Jan 15, 2016, 12.58 PMby nadia r

      thanks so much, very helpful! i love the amazing knitted items you’ve made x

10 January

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    Jan 10, 2016, 08.17 AMby nadia r

    I finally possess a vintage sewing machine, a 1970s Elna! They don’t make things like they used to, they were built to last. It’s been given to me by my auntie, who sadly only has a short time to live due to womb cancer.

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      Mar 6, 2016, 11.11 AMby nadia r

      RIP Auntie Teresa: fashionista and air hostess. <3

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      Aug 4, 2016, 04.59 PMby nadia r

      I just need to source two missing parts before I can operate the machine: its electrical power cord, and metal bobbin case, from Elna some time. Then I’ll be home and hosed lol.

18 December

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    Dec 18, 2015, 01.06 PMby Ricardo Abreu

    Thank you for the add. Merry Christmas to you

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      Dec 26, 2015, 05.35 AMby nadia r

      happy festive season =D

16 December

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    Dec 16, 2015, 05.03 AMby nadia r

    Wishing you all a merry Christmas and happy 2016!

    I’m away house-sitting for the holidays, back next year…x

21 November

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    Nov 21, 2015, 03.52 AMby izbott

    Your jumper is stunning! I really love it & want to say you look very slick in it. I showed my mom who thinks with a statement knecklace in wood would make it boho chic. Its awesome.

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      Nov 21, 2015, 03.57 AMby nadia r

      Thanks so much Izbott and your mom, much appreciated! Its a fantastic pattern, and I would say that in stretch jersey it fits really well. I will defo take nicer photos, hopefully this summer if I can find an awesome boho background lol, and with statement jewelery pieces to cement the look. It would suit a resort I’m thinking, maybe not the office haha. xx

15 November

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    Nov 15, 2015, 04.06 PMby nadia r

    whenever i score a cool random remnant of material in a thrift store i always let it ‘speak to my inner designer’ lol, for deciding what i want to make out of it x

18 September

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    Sep 18, 2015, 02.48 PMby nadia r

    on vacay 21-26 Sept to celebrate the last birthday i’m ever going to actually observe lolz #39 #rarotonga

3 September

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    Sep 3, 2015, 04.59 AMby nadia r

    going to the Fabric-A-Brac fair on Saturday! #sewingaddicts #shoppingspree #fabricsgalore

21 August

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    Aug 21, 2015, 01.43 PMby nadia r

    going to learn about drafting raglan sleeves today #patternmakingclasses

30 January

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    Jan 30, 2015, 10.30 PMby RomRom

    OMG that’s so funny, I think I do! Anyway thanks for adding me to your Friends. Home sewing all the way!!

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      Jan 31, 2015, 10.09 AMby nadia r

      haha thats so cool – Thames is such a pretty, small place, everyone knows my cousins’ lol. Home sewing is the best!

13 January

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    Jan 13, 2015, 07.30 AMby nadia r

    great! my hot pink tablet screen just got smashed to smithereens, it was like my inspiration board lol #crackedscreen #inspirationboard

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      Jan 10, 2016, 09.24 AMby nadia r

      I’ve got an awesome 7" Nextbook now, to view fashion images on #newtablet

19 October

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    Oct 19, 2014, 08.07 AMby Mary Athey

    Morning from a cold ireland!! I saw your status about binding. Bought a bias binder maker from eBay really cheap. It was about five pounds. They had three sizes and I got the largest.It really is so easy to use and produces great bias binding. I went mad when i first bought it and everything had bias binding on it lol. II copied one of my daughters dresses for her and all the strap detail is bias binding.I was so pleased with myself lol. I wish knew how to link a past project to show you but it’s in my studio and is a red animal print dress. Enjoy your day xx

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      Oct 21, 2014, 05.49 PMby nadia r

      Thanks so much Mary; sounds crisp! Thanks for reminding me about those bias making gadgets, i totally had forgotten about using one. I went and retrieved my metal one at the bottom of my tools and notions box.. a non mechanical basic medium sized one, and it did a quick job of it, really did make the job easier. So that saved lots of binding frustration lol. Xxxx

23 August

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    Aug 23, 2014, 02.31 AMby izbott

    You are so lucky! I would love to have burda issues!

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      Aug 23, 2014, 02.47 AMby nadia r

      I know right, a rare find indeed… I snapped up those 4 babies greedily (a burdastyle ’09 and burdastyle ’10s mags), anyone on this site would have done the same thing (lol) #sewinglovers

1 May

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    May 1, 2014, 03.33 AMby zsyzu

    I love your little cat! Like a little tiger.

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      May 2, 2014, 11.32 AMby nadia r

      Haha, true with all her stripes she is a lil tiger. Rescue cat now age 14, and her names’ Simba, how apt!

10 March

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    Mar 10, 2014, 10.30 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Dear Nadia, I’m sorry to hear about your phone/camera, that’s really pity..

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      Mar 11, 2014, 01.20 AMby nadia r

      thanks sweets, i’ll survive without technology, maybe, haha. i do need to do my ‘fashion shoots’ with my phone camera though lol, so i’ll go get another phone soon x

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      Mar 11, 2014, 08.01 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s a good idea :-)

22 January

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    Jan 22, 2014, 04.06 AMby nadia r

    Thank you for including my bodice top on the featured member projects, BurdaStyle… Such a welcome surprise! <3

4 December

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    Dec 4, 2013, 07.48 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Hi Nadia, I’m not spoiled with sewing shops since I’m living on the country side, so mostly I’m ordering fabrics from the Internet.. Wish you good luck and Happy sewing ;-)

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      Dec 4, 2013, 11.26 AMby nadia r

      ah yes we’re in the ‘net age now. Times are a changin’ lol! Happy Sewing too x

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      Dec 5, 2013, 04.32 AMby nadia r

      most sewing shops are a drive away, but i’ve found a rad indie fabric store only a 20 min walk away, yay!

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      Dec 5, 2013, 07.05 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s fantastic! I would love to go there! :-)

2 December

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    Dec 2, 2013, 01.27 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    I do hope so.. I thought it was working, but it was just for a while.. we have to cross our fingers! :)

7 November

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    Nov 7, 2013, 10.25 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Hello Nadia, I got this message from BurdaStyle Support today: We are working with our development team trying to resolve this issue as quickly as we can. Sorry for the delay. So let’s hope something is happening :)

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      Nov 8, 2013, 07.03 AMby nadia r

      Hi and thanks for the heads up Ellen, I hope its all good soooooon =)