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28 March

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    Mar 28, 2010, 05.59 AMby corduroycoat

    Well, I was already swayed by your similar taste in quilts, but now that you’ve complimented my city I’m completely smitten! I’m in love with where I live, and very proud of our good reputation, hehe. Thanks for you compliment about my jacket, I’m definitely warming up to it!

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      Mar 28, 2010, 06.37 AMby alekat

      its a very cute jacket i dont see anything wrong with it. sometimes mistakes when sewing lead to a better outcome. that happended with my ruby shorts

      i love the idea of Portland and its also ironic that i just stumbled upon the urban weeds blog. its just an affirmation that Portland is cool! haha.

      Sydney is good if you know where to go, but it doesnt have a greenie/indie reputation but very good beaches and weather.

8 February

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    Feb 8, 2010, 01.50 PMby mary26

    Thank you for your comment on my climate friendly bag. I´m glad, that you also know the feeling about handstitching ;)

25 January

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    Jan 25, 2010, 02.12 PMby bttn

    Hi alekat! Congrats to your great, stylish creations, I like them! Keep up!

23 January

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    Jan 23, 2010, 01.22 PMby passthepins

    Yeah, ive been sewing quite abit lately, since I am funemployed.. I like textile traders, but there is nothing like fantasy fabrics or tessuti over here that Ive found, but I will keep looking. Are you studying?

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    Jan 23, 2010, 02.51 AMby passthepins

    Hi there :). My names gila.. recently moved from sydney after 12 years.. now in WA.. WOW, can I just say, I love the stuff youve been making. Inspiring.. thankyou for sharing..

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      Jan 23, 2010, 09.28 AMby alekat

      hey thanks for that. its nice to know when people like your stuff. will you keep up the sewing now your in WA? im sure theres plenty of good fabric stores over there.

20 August

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    Aug 20, 2009, 09.45 PMby bola

    Yes thanks alekat! my bump is rapidly growing now! i’m finding it really hard to find stuff to wear, i’ll have to make more. Thanks for the comment on my work with Mixtape, yeah there are lots of connections between crafty people – actually I found out about the Mixtape mag through Nikki Shell I think? I can’t remember, definately someone on burdastyle though! Hope you are doing well too! bx

18 August

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    Aug 18, 2009, 02.19 PMby jeffrey

    you have super great style, I love your studio pieces, very inspiring. what a great wardrobe of hand made clothes.

10 June

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    Jun 10, 2009, 02.53 PMby bola

    Hey Alekat thanks for the congrats and comment on my dress too! I prob won’t make new born clothes… i don’t know, maybe i’ll try and find some really soft fabric and see what I can do….bx

8 June

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    Jun 8, 2009, 02.44 AMby hannnc

    haha i showed your comment to my boyfriend and he said “shes exactly right!!”. theres too many zip hoodies, almost only those kind, and the ones that arent zipped are ruined with HUGE logos. they’re a nice comfy jumper, glad to help you find a pattern :)

2 May

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    May 2, 2009, 07.32 AMby klingnerin

    Thanks for your answer and the information about the pattern! I will try the dress because I like it very much.

11 March

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    Mar 11, 2009, 09.31 AMby susanne2011

    haha, well yeah it’s short, but you got the legs for it. But I guess you have to be careful with sudden gusts of wind etc., so tights might be a safe option! But might be a bit hot right now, isn’t it summer at your end of the world? My sister is in Sydney for a year (doing a Master’s) and is on the beach quite a lot I think. Myself, I will probably move to Perth in the next year or so, because I might be able to get a job there. I have already investigated Australian websites that sell nice fabrics and hopefully I can do some sewing courses in Perth. Looking forward to that.

    Anyhoo, I really like your olive dress! Good job! I hope to make something like that as well soonish…

27 January

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    Jan 27, 2009, 06.13 PMby bekaem

    Yes, that movie -. his coat is quite different i guess, but somehow the upturned collar image stuck on my mind.

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    Jan 27, 2009, 05.45 AMby teamydear

    hey alekat, I only noticed I had a wallpost from you now :)

    I agree it seems that the triangly stuff requires a lot of skill but I just wonder why you would do so much effort to make something like that :D but ah, de gustibus et coloribus non disputandum ;) (I don’t know if you have this expression in English so I hope the Latin one is international ;)). When I see quilts here they are triangly too! I once saw a really beautiful one with a village on it, no triangles :) The only thing I have close to a quilt was a play blanket I had at home :) But it just had a cute drawing of playing children :)

    I liked yours not only because it didn’t have triangles, but also because you said not everything matched up! The main thing that keeps me away from these quilts is the perfectionism it seems to require… But I might try making one like yours :)

    Don’t you use this kind of stuff for keeping warm? Or do you only have sheets on your bed and then the quilt? :) Bye bye :)

22 January

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    Jan 22, 2009, 07.01 PMby emilykate

    hi alekat!This video-tutorial for inserting fly-front zippers changed my life :o)

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    Jan 22, 2009, 04.23 PMby erdronen

    thank you so much for the comment on my wallet! I’m so glad you like it! Congratulations on being featured member!

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    Jan 22, 2009, 01.09 AMby arete999

    Congratulations Alekat!You are featured member!I like your creations!Way to go girl!

21 January

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    Jan 21, 2009, 06.10 PMby polychromatin

    Hey Alekat! You’re featured member! Congrats! I really like your creations, they suit you so well!

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    Jan 21, 2009, 08.44 AMby verypurpleperson

    Hi Alekat, thank you for the comment on my dress! What are you making right now? I really love your creations!

18 January

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    Jan 18, 2009, 03.35 PMby barbaraagatha

    We’ll persevere! And keep up the good work! Take care

14 January

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    Jan 14, 2009, 08.18 PMby bola

    Thanks for the comments alekat, I’m glad we’re in the same boat with the lining!!bx

12 January

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    Jan 12, 2009, 07.43 PMby bola

    Well I just thought that I would leave out the ruffles as i don’t think they wouold suit me ( saves the hassle too!lol)- but I do want to make a shirt/blouse from this pattern soon- I have so many ideas to this and that- but I don’t get round to it, but i still buy fabric!!! so I have quite a stash now which needs making up!bx

4 January

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    Jan 4, 2009, 08.45 AMby jvinken

    Hi! Thanks for you really nice comment on my retro bag! I like the clothes you make :)

30 December

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    Dec 30, 2008, 01.41 AMby milliesewly

    hahah thank you!! i was amazingly inspired when i saw your dress, it just gave me a whole big idea. im on my way to the fabric store soon, and i’ll definitely post it when its done. hopefully before the new year starts!

22 December

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    Dec 22, 2008, 10.50 PMby bola

    Cool Leeds is nice! I lived there for about 6 months right in the heart of the city on the 12th floor- so I had a wonderful view!- is your friend at Leed uni then? there are so many students in leeds!!bx

16 December

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    Dec 16, 2008, 01.48 PMby emrichkh

    Thank you for your comment on my ornament! I absolutely should do the “partridge in a pear tree” as well. Maybe even add a few golden pears. Love the pattern on your border/headline.

15 December

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    Dec 15, 2008, 05.42 PMby bola

    Thank you!!bxx

1 December

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    Dec 1, 2008, 06.23 AMby bola

    cool thanks for the comment! I should have tried putting interfacing on!! next time!!bx

20 November

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    Nov 20, 2008, 08.11 PMby bola

    I haven’t photographed it yet, but I will soon – yep i’ll make those short some time soon too !!bx

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    Nov 20, 2008, 08.03 PMby alden

    I love your creations and your photos, so beautiful! It all made me very happy

7 November

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    Nov 7, 2008, 05.01 PMby Carrie McClean

    thanks for the lumberjackie-o love! you should definitely try this pattern out—super simple and easy to follow!