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floatingworld
sydney / tokyo / london
Interests: sewing, design, fashion, textiles, knitting, printing, sustainable living, travel, photography,
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House shaped cake tins sound lovely! What a good idea. The snowcaps are lovely, they're a Christmas staple here. I hope you have a lovely Christmas, thanks for commenting. Suzy x
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Thank you! It's nice to be distracted by all the Christmas activities. I felt the same way about hugging my little ones. Suzy x
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The watermelon is so easy but really effective - I can't take the credit, I saw it online somewhere years ago but it's a good one! So glad you can finally comment. And, yes, I felt the same way as you and Jo about hugging my kids this week - we are so lucky to be able to. I hope you're having a wonderful trip. Suzy x
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Baking is one of my favourite things to do at this time of year. I love all the traditional Christmas flavours, like orange and brandy and dried fruit and spices. And it's nice to have something tasty ready to put... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at floating world
Thank you! It's a great pattern, and so many variations - have fun with it! Suzy x
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on maya dress at floating world
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Thank you! I do make sure I wear it with a bit of jewellery to tone down the nurse-look ;) I'm keen to make another one in a print, I've seen so many lovely versions around the internet. All the best, Suzy.
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We're in the swing of Christmas time here. School and preschool have finished, the tree and decorations are up, and we've been playing carols and doing Christmas cooking. There has been so much terrible news this week that it's been... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at floating world
Those jars are so lovely! My children would love something like that too. Must file the idea away. And thanks for the link to the hat pattern, it looks like a great one.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on solstice gifts at angry chicken
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There has been lot of sewing and making that has never been documented this year, so I thought I'd try and squeeze in a few finished projects. This one is the Maya Dress which I made a couple of months... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at floating world
Thanks, Marina! I always love reading your blog too. x
Toggle Commented Nov 21, 2014 on ten years is a long time at floating world
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Thank you! x
Toggle Commented Nov 21, 2014 on ten years is a long time at floating world
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Thank you! I do like little girls in dresses, and luckily Milla does too :) Suzy x
Toggle Commented Nov 21, 2014 on blossom hanami dress at floating world
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Oh, thank you! I can't believe how fast the ten years have gone.
Toggle Commented Nov 21, 2014 on ten years is a long time at floating world
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Thanks! It's nice having a record of things, isn't it? Even things that I don't think much of at the time are nice to look back on, as a reminder of day to day life, especially when the small people grow up so fast. Suzy x
Toggle Commented Nov 21, 2014 on ten years is a long time at floating world
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Thanks, Kate! I always love reading your blog too.
Toggle Commented Nov 21, 2014 on ten years is a long time at floating world
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I realised that it's been ten years since my first blog post. I can't quite believe I've been posting here so long. Life has changed so much over that time - I was a 24 year old living in Tokyo... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at floating world
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Thank you! It's hard to predict what she will and won't like - I thought she might not be keen on the grey, but I think the length and twirliness has won out. Hope you are well, Suzy x
Toggle Commented Nov 17, 2014 on blossom hanami dress at floating world
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Thank you! This is one of my all-time favourite Liberty prints... I love the navy version you've used too. So glad I could squeeze another garment out of it. And yes, she is getting ridiculously grown up! Suzy x
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The Hanami dress I mde earlier this year has had lots of wear, but for some reason this second one sat around for a while (um... 34 weeks, Instagram tells me) after I first cut it out and sewed the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at floating world
PS I added a seam allowance at the top and bottom of the strip of fabric too, in addition to the 3 x depth of pockets.
Toggle Commented Nov 7, 2014 on little forest advent calendar at floating world
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Hi Jamie, I made the pockets by sewing a strip of fabric between the rows of trees that was 3 times as deep as I wanted the pockets to be. I then folded it like a Z to make the pocket (with one thickness of fabric at the back, a fold to make the bottom of the pocket, and a double thickness with a fold at the top to make the front of the pocket). I then stitched straight lines through the three layers of fabric to secure the folds and divide the separate pockets. I hope that makes sense, good luck. Suzy.
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Thank you! I like that green square too, it is favourite fabric that I've been hoarding and I only had enough left for one little square, but I'm glad I could squeeze a little bit in. And YES, Serial is so good - I didn't get on to it for a while, so at first I was able to listen to four or five episodes all at once, and now it's incredibly painful to have to wait a week between episodes. Suzy.
Toggle Commented Nov 7, 2014 on blue and green baby quilt at floating world
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Thank you! Very satisfying to get it finished properly at last. Suzy
Toggle Commented Nov 7, 2014 on a little chair at floating world
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Thank you! I do love little chairs, and they make good side tables dotted around too (that's what I'm telling myself - I don't think I could bear to get rid of this when it's outgrown either). Suzy.
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You're right, that final episode of True Detective was very bleak in the middle! I haven't read either of the Dreaming of books, but will check them out now, thanks. Suzy.
Toggle Commented Nov 7, 2014 on blue and green baby quilt at floating world
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