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Passiona Cottee

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1 February

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    Feb 1, 2012, 07.52 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    thank you so much for your kind comment on my wall! this ment a lot to me!

15 September

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    Sep 15, 2011, 05.43 AMby carolyn-s

    Dear Passiona, I have just received my gorgeous Missoni fabric today. Thank you so much! It is divine, and I am excited about using it soon. You are so generous! love, Carolyn

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      Sep 17, 2011, 12.12 PMby Passiona Cottee

      Glad to hear it! You’re welcome, honey

21 August

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    Aug 21, 2011, 03.26 AMby keren

    Hi Passiona,

    Have you heard of www.craftgawker.com? You can try to get your pictures posted there. They need to be in very good quality photo-wise. Every picture is submitted with a link, for example, to the blog entry that discusses it. If they get accepted (I got one photo accepted so far) it brings you tons of blog traffic! And I mean tons! At least for the first couple of days. It’s a really cool site with great projects, worth checking out.


8 August

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    Aug 8, 2011, 04.10 PMby Tokie Ang

    hi! i saw ur blog and they are all lovely!! haha i just wanna say this to ya..c ya :D

26 July

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    Jul 26, 2011, 02.50 AMby keren

    Oh, and Handsome the cat is gorgeous! He looks like he has the softest fur…

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    Jul 26, 2011, 02.48 AMby keren

    Thanks so much for your comment on my blog regarding the cover stitch machine! I wasn’t aware of how the chain stitch would be useful and I also hadn’t thought of looking up this machine on a review website, which is really helpful. I don’t think the machine you have is available in Israel but I’m glad to hear that the Janome got good reviews :)

18 June

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    Jun 18, 2011, 02.37 AMby pambox

    i’ll be at tessuti at 3:30pm.

14 June

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    Jun 14, 2011, 10.02 AMby nessys

    Hey Sweetie Pie! Thanks so much for the gorgeous message on my wall. I have been under the radar a bit on BurdaStyle lately – mainly because I am talking to you now from the planet “Bride’s Maid”. Three dresses in three ways in a pesky but beautiful satin. That latest project of yours SO deserves to be popped up here – it is fantastic re-creation. And I know – I’ve done a “pick it apart and re-sew it back together in a new way” myself. Fab, fab job. And I was soo thrilled that you dyed it and gave the name of the dye you used – I was, earlier this very day – Googling dyes and only really getting Dylon. I’ve had a quick look at that IDye stuff you used and it looks fantastic – much more economical and can be used for a variety of fabrics. I’ve never heard of that one before so thanks so much for the “heads-up”! Your last message meant a lot to me, and really encouraged me to keep that personal, creative flame alive, somewhere amidst wedding sewing/slaving. Hope you and your “English Proff” are well! Lots of love Honey xxxx

2 June

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    Jun 2, 2011, 09.28 AMby freakusbzzz

    Craft fair on a Fox studios mid June, I am going on Thursday 23.

    I made a top and it fits perfectly!! I now have a pattern for stretch tops.. so here come 5 more. 3rd successful finished project in a row.

11 May

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    May 11, 2011, 02.27 AMby koobakii

    Hi Passiona, I’ve tried to find a way to send you a message through BSC (as I belong to the Perth WA Group) but since the changeover to the ‘meet up’ system I’m rather confused, but anyway, I wonder if you could help me with some guidance. One of my daughters and I sew together and she’s flying over to Sydney in July during a uni break for an r & r break, and has been trying to compile a list of (a) worthy, affordable, fabric shops and (b) vintage/thrift shops to visit. It’s rather a stab in the dark with internet information, so I’m wondering if you would be able to advise at all. Thanks so much passiona. Kind Regards, Deb.

30 March

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    Mar 30, 2011, 12.15 AMby nessys

    I am so impressed that you could pull off this latest delightful cardi in one night! Your chap looks very distinguished (he always does) and the colour is lovely. I choose to believe he is an English professor and writer, and that you are his loving, bookish, creative companion/muse. Let me know how close my fantasy is to your real life…… or maybe not….. ;)

    (I think without my computer I have spent way too much time myself living in a fictional dream world of too many novels and listening to far too much Radio National …..)

    I see you too are sewing for a client! This is exciting news – do tell! I myself have just finished a black satin cocktail frock for a friend – which involved discovering the interesting and very foreign world of FBA (full bust adjustments). I now consider myself blessed to be endowed with such small “gifts”!

    Hope you are well Honey xxxx

6 March

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    Mar 6, 2011, 11.16 AMby freakusbzzz

    are you sewing for $ now??

3 March

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    Mar 3, 2011, 04.46 AMby freakusbzzz

    I want to go with you to the craft show! Not sure if anything there would be 10% my cup of tea but I’d like to escape my kids and meet you.

    is the 12th ok? Afternoon?

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      Mar 3, 2011, 05.03 AMby Passiona Cottee

      Yes! Yes! I am also going to hand out some teasers for my blog (if I’ve got enough game!). Would u like to hand out fliers for your gadget, too?

      Also, also… I was just snooping on the fiskars facebook page. I only just realised you need to ‘like’ it and then post a link to your burda technique on their wall to enter the comp properly. Did you post a link to your technique on the fiskars facebook page? I don’t want you to miss out!

27 February

14 February

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    Feb 14, 2011, 01.30 AMby lookingsewgood

    Thanks for leaving the first comment on my wall! I agree that BurdaStyle is a great place to hone my skills and learn new techniques.

2 December

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    Dec 2, 2010, 10.06 AMby freakusbzzz

    You are in the featured members top ten!

    No Sydney for now. sobbing Fabric from Tessuti arrived though to cheer me up. I am going to wrap it and put it under the tree.

22 November

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    Nov 22, 2010, 11.00 AMby magdamagda

    Thank you and congrats on your brand new law degree! ;)

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      Dec 8, 2010, 10.39 PMby Passiona Cottee

      Thanks Magdamagda! Excuse my late reply. I’ve been offline from Burda for a little while… and, my oh my, you’ve made a lot of creations for me to catch up on :D!

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    Nov 22, 2010, 10.03 AMby Anna Aasbjerg

    Congrats to you for having finished your studies. Nine years is a long time and I really think it’s so cool, that you did it!!! :-)

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      Dec 8, 2010, 10.31 PMby Passiona Cottee

      Thanks, mitmit. It’s character-building!

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    Nov 22, 2010, 08.12 AMby nessys

    A hearty CONGRATS to you Darl!!! Woo-diddley-hoo! You must be thrilled – nine years in the making – a worthy effort. Creative, talented and a lawyer! I’m impressed! Do you have a specialist area?

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      Dec 8, 2010, 10.35 PMby Passiona Cottee

      Thanks, Nessy. The course covers every area of law. Specialist accreditation is something that comes later after I have practiced in an area of law for some time. My studies were motivated by international humanitarian law (I think the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the greatest document humanity has ever produced). And I found copyright law and intellectual property law et al a fascinating area to study.
      I have been a while away from Burda and am happily catching up on the community :)

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      Dec 9, 2010, 07.32 AMby nessys

      Both very worthy areas of law! Protection of human rights and creative pursuits – this is law at its best. I am very impressed Darl.

      I have missed your cheery comments and sweet doll persona xxx

6 October

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    Oct 6, 2010, 04.32 PMby carottesauvage

    Thank you for your kind comment! Nanoo nanoo!XX

15 September

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    Sep 15, 2010, 11.43 PMby nessys

    Hey my Space Girl Chick-a-dee! Logged in this morning to see your gorgeous Mork Dress receiving the full exposure it deserves as “Project of the Week”!!

    Had to lol when I re-read your updated description. It pleases me to know the cows would have your full attention before galaxy adventures! Thanks for that Toms link – checking it out now. Those red wrap boots would rock my world!!!

    I think Burda should run a contest to come up with the best “response from other girl upon seeing you wearing her dress”. My entry could include – “Wow – how much better does Passiona look? Simplicity made me stand on these damn stilts for NOTHING!”

    I am so glad they made it project of the week – firstly because it is so deserved and secondly because without seeing it there and going in to take another look at the project I would have missed your lovely response with all this “Activity Disabled” biz. – hope they get it fixed STAT! xxxxx

1 September

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    Sep 1, 2010, 02.21 PMby Ricardo Abreu

    Hi Passiona. Thank you to stop by and favorited my Bob Makey project

28 July

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    Jul 28, 2010, 12.07 AMby nessys

    Hey Sweets! Thanks for your lovely comment on my birdie skirt. It made my week!!

    I too have fond memories of red tights as a wee young thing – and when I saw that Dr Who’s new assistant was wearing them I thought “wow – gotta get me some of those!”

    I hoped you would like the applique – I know you’re a sucker for that Alabama stuff – you do it so well – so it is high praise indeed! xxxx

27 July

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    Jul 27, 2010, 10.20 AMby magdamagda

    i love your comments and your profile pic! i can’t not add that cat to friends! that way i won’t miss any of your project posts! ;) have a lovely day!

17 June

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    Jun 17, 2010, 01.57 AMby nessys

    Oooooh!! Do we get to take a peak???

    Good for you Honey! xxxx

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      Jun 18, 2010, 06.40 AMby Passiona Cottee

      oh, hi Toots!
      Thank you.
      Would you believe I passed it on without taking a pic… ?!
      Part of me thought: ’It’s not mine, it’s the clients’.
      I will ask the client for a photo of it – a work colleague commissioned a skirt for his wife as a birthday present (surprise!). Tonight’s the night it gets unwrapped at the restaurant.
      Gosh, I’m nervous.
      What I can tell you is it’s a gorgeous tessuti fabric ;)

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      Jun 18, 2010, 07.13 AMby nessys

      Gosh darn it!! I’ve “inappropriated” again!! So sorry Darl!!

      I am sure she will be thrilled!! I hope we do get to see it – now you’ve teased us with the tessuti fabric!!!

31 May

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    May 31, 2010, 10.45 AMby loyl8

    Thanks for the comment on my unikko scrubs!!! ;.)Yeah your own machine….happy sewing!!!

27 May

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    May 27, 2010, 07.19 AMby nessys

    Congrats on the new machine Honey! Did you do that embroidery above on it? Cute!!!

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      May 27, 2010, 10.27 AMby Passiona Cottee

      Yes, you guessed it! It has an alphabet. Now I can make labels like “Italian Fabric”; “Machine washable”;“Merino Wool”; “Austalian Made”. It’s paid for itself already

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      May 27, 2010, 11.16 PMby nessys

      That is pretty darn cool!

26 May

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    May 26, 2010, 03.51 AMby sandrasews

    I’ve just found your creations! Beautiful work, I couldn’t help but leave a little note.

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18 May

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    May 18, 2010, 10.31 PMby nessys

    Many, many congrats Darl on walking away with the highly coveted First Place at the Stitches & Craft Show! I am sure you will be in seventh heaven with that prize esp. that $500 Tessuti voucher, I know you and Tessuti!

    That jacket was fantastic, so I am not surprised – I am so thrilled for you!! All the best with the Runway Comp – I am sure you will (as I like to say) “rock the casbah”! xxxxxxx

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      May 21, 2010, 02.39 AMby Passiona Cottee

      oh, thank you, thank you, Nessy!

      Mum and I flew down to the show for Mother’s Day. It was really nice. hehehe, you are right about me and Tessuti! I do adore their fabrics.
      I hope you are well. Take care, Sweets xo

15 May

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    May 15, 2010, 05.20 AMby Daniel Parker

    Thank you thank you!!! to my oh so favorite sewin australian

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