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Stella
Colombia
Francophile, ukulele enthusiastic, ex-pat and hopeful domestic.
Interests: travel, craft, cooking, sewing, France, Paris, foodie, ukuleles, music, design, nonsense
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It's cherry season in Romania. You can find them everywhere, but the best are from roadside stands. 10 lei (about $3.50 American) you can get an entire kilo. So I believe one of my favorite French desserts is in order. Cherry Clafoutis Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2012 at Pitchin' Woo
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I made this shirt from Craftsy's Online Course "Sassy Librarian Blouse with Christine Haynes". This is the first time I took a sewing class online. Actually this is my first time taking a sewing class period. I had a fantastic time doing it. Following along made me take the time... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2012 at Pitchin' Woo
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I've decided to use this cute cotton print with kitchen utensils. I bought the entire bolt of this fabric when I found it probably a good 8 years ago in the discount bin of a JoAnn's. I adore the retro feel of the pattern, without it being the hoky retro... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2012 at Pitchin' Woo
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I've finally felt a little settle in now with my move to Romania. It only took me 10 months. Nothing feels settled in until a sewing space has been created. I'm still working on my sewing space being anything more than a table with my machine and an ironing board.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2012 at Pitchin' Woo
Stella is now following The Muses Guild:THE RIFT CYCLES
Mar 19, 2011
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This film is simply brilliant. You can see it here Cliche France as Seen From Abroad Also on Youtube in English and French via www.fausseparisienne.com Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 7, 2010 at Pitchin' Woo
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Poor dog suffers for my francophilia. Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2010 at Pitchin' Woo
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Gretchen....seriously? Nothing, nothing about these looks was interesting, fresh or "wearable". Wearable public underwear? If I saw these on the rack not only would I look right past them, I would think, "Cheap and Crunchy" UNLESS I wanted to dress up for Halloween as.... Dumb Donald. Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2010 at Pitchin' Woo
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This is a great new graphic series, a friendly comparison between two of the most beloved (or hated) cities. Paris vs. New York via www.fausseparisienne.com Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 28, 2010 at Pitchin' Woo
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The costume is still in progress. It's cold so I let her "pose" on the heating pad. I'm going to remove the lace collar I think. It's too Queen Victoria, maybe I'll save it for next year. Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2010 at Pitchin' Woo
I'm looking forward to working with spring like colors. Light blues and yellows, it give me a break from all the grey. But I do like to back those colors in grey so it's a compromise!
Toggle Commented Oct 20, 2010 on Planetarium Quilt in Neutrals at Oh, Fransson!
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This summer I finally made it back to Paris for the summer. My sister came to stay with me for a week or so as well, it was her first time there. She loves Italy and I love France. This has only posed problems in 2006 during World Cup. I... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 18, 2010 at Pitchin' Woo
another clip.....cannot wait. via www.fausseparisienne.com Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 12, 2010 at Pitchin' Woo
dollhouse murder scenes narrated by John Waters Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2010 at Pitchin' Woo
Stella is now following Krissy
Sep 20, 2010
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One of the things that makes Project Runway for me, other than sewing of course, is Tim Gunn's fantastic vocabulary. Examples: mitigating circuitous Sturm und Drang faux bois scuttlebutt Hearing him speak is like a soft wave cleansing my mind of all the Spanglish and text speak that makes up... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2010 at Pitchin' Woo
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I love the sewing and vintage blog community. I should add a blog roll, I know Iknow. I try to comment on several a day, even if the jealousy is hard to get through. Many blogs do giveaways in order to promote their blog and thank their blog community. Sometimes... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2010 at Pitchin' Woo
The entire outfit is stunning, you have a great eye for putting things together. I'm always so jealous when I see how much it costs to pull these looks together.
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Hi all, My name is Stella and I've taken the two month pledge here at Wardrobe Refashion. I write two blogs. One called Pitchin' Woo in which I write about sewing and a few other things and not as often... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
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Tomorrow starts So Zo's Self Stitched September and I'm hardly prepared. My pledge is to wear something self-made every day. Since moving to Colombia and being sewing machinless for two years I don't have 30 days of complete outfits, but I'm hoping that this motivates me to get back to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2010 at Pitchin' Woo
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Exams were done and grades were in. I handed in my stapler and three-hole punch (this is actually a long nasty story, serious three hole punch nastiness). Then I was ready to start sewing proper. I'd been making runs to the fabric store regularly with the assistance of my lovely... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2010 at Pitchin' Woo
That outfit is adorable. Kudos to you!
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2010 on a girl in a suit at little red fox
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Thanks! I am looking forward to this week and returning to the states. I've never shopped vintage at this size. Decreasing weight + vintage shopping = Decreased savings
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Years ago the vast majority of my closet was vintage. Working in a thrift store before the entire vintage mania had many perks. Three years ago I did something I never ever thought I would do... sell every stitch of my vintage wardrobe. It paid for 3 months in Paris.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2010 at Pitchin' Woo