I’ve now completed week two – a little belatedly due to taking a week’s annual leave and spending much of that sewing and gardening. I was particularly interested in the pedagogy underpinning the technologies. I am good with technology and pick it up swiftly but always wish for more underpinning literature and knowledge. I foundthat… Read More Week two: Technologies
I’ve started volunteering in my little area. Nothing exciting – some dog walking, shopping, stuff that just helps. Because I have a linear mind, I’ve made forms for people to register their needs, and a website for the information to go onto. Right now, we need most people to stay home. That doesn’t apply to… Read More Random Babble
So I have started the blended learning course. I’m also doing another about teaching online soon. This is timely since all teaching has gone online for our university. This is the course and I would recommend it just to get the materials even if you don’t do the actual course! It is quite easy to… Read More Week one: The Journey Begins
It seems someone else does look at this blog, so… hi, whoever you are. I feel less like I am speaking into the silent void. Although it is equally likely you are a bot that wants me to look at the website… I know this was originally a way to keep track of my sewing,… Read More Current Situation
In my frustration this morning, I tweeted a plea to #SewingTwitter for help – if there was a service that could adjust the patterns for me, so they are right. Very kindly, RoseAnnieFlo tweeted back to me! So, a new adventure awaits as well as the Anna Dress – I’m going to do all of… Read More Pattern Adjustments
So, a new challenge! The Anna Dress, By Hand London – This is a dress that looks simple and elegant and gets rave reviews for the simplicity of making it. Probably those raving at the ones who can just cut from the pattern and aren’t new to sewing BUT, that said, I’m going to give… Read More Anna Dress – By Hand London
So, I think it might be easier to fit someone else rather than on me! So, this is a nice dress for my daughter, and in a pattern suitable for someone who teaches primary school children. Obviously, because it is a pattern, it isn’t in her size (because that would be too easy). So resizing… Read More Dress for the Daughter…
So, this was shelved for Christmas because I had a houseful of people and rather lost any spare energy. Kindly though, my daughter bought me some actual pattern paper which is SO much easier than thick craft paper. I had played with the pattern using calico, but got in a bit of a muddle. So!… Read More First solo project continued.
So I have bipolar II which is the lower mood one of the bipolar disorder family. Overextending myself over Christmas really meant a crash recently. Rebalancing the load means, now I have some energy back, I must not rush to do all of the things… however tempting. So today, I will be pottering around on… Read More Load Balancing
So the gorgeous Mr Jin-Shei bought me a lovely sewing dummy for Christmas. These are fabulous and makes life a lot easier except (you might see this coming) they don’t actually make them in my size. So, having expanded it as far as it goes, we have resorted to duct tape bodyforms using a youtube… Read More Bodyform!