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floatingworld
sydney / tokyo / london
Interests: sewing, design, fashion, textiles, knitting, printing, sustainable living, travel, photography,
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So true! I was looking for some in Spotlight this week to make a skirt for M & there was none - only super heavy denim. Suzy x
Toggle Commented Jan 23, 2015 on summer chambray at floating world
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Thank you! Belated happy 2015 to you too! I can't believe we're heading in to the end of January and the school holidays are almost over. Suzy.
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2015 on happy new year at floating world
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I'm so pleased to have finished this dress, because it's perfect for the hot summery weather we're been having in Sydney. I've pretty much recovered from the appendectomy, but I'm still avoiding anything that cuts in or rubs on my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at floating world
Totally okay! I'd be flattered (and can take no credit for the idea anyway, since I copied Leith). It works much better in Liberty than the plain cotton I tried last time, and makes a really comfortable summer top. Suzy x
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2015 on vogue 8495 in liberty pointillism at floating world
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I made up Vogue 8495 back in 2010 when I was pregnant with Milla, and although I liked the shape of the top, mine was too big (even as a maternity top) and the seersucker fabric I used made it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at floating world
Thank you! I'm feeling much better now. And it's amazing how much more impressive things look when stuck together in a collage - I really felt I hadn't made much last year. I hope the start of 2015 is going well for you. All the best, Suzy.
Toggle Commented Jan 11, 2015 on happy new year at floating world
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Hello 2015! I had a memorable and unconventional New Year's celebration with an appendectomy on New Year's Eve, and watched the fireworks on TV in hospital afterwards. I'm feeling much better now although still resting a bit while I heal.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at floating world
Hi Vivien, Thanks for the comment - I order my tea towels from http://www.linenline.com.au - they are really nice quality linen. It's more expensive than sewing your own, but makes it a bit quicker and easier. All the best, Suzy.
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2015 on mood indigo at floating world
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So nice to see a post from you! I've heard a lot about this book too, and am very tempted to read it. I love starting the year with a good declutter. It feels very liberating to let go of fabric and patterns I haven't used. I keep some things because of a kind of guilt about waste, but when your taste and needs change then it's good to acknowledge that and "liberate" things to someone who can use them.
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Merry Christmas to you and yours, I hope you've had a happy day. Ours has been full of family, good things to eat, excited children and lots of presents. Now it's time to relax, curl up with a new book... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2014 at floating world
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
Toggle Commented Dec 21, 2014 on christmassy at floating world
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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
Toggle Commented Dec 21, 2014 on christmassy at floating world
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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 Dec 20, 2014 at floating world
Thank you! It's a great pattern, and so many variations - have fun with it! Suzy x
Toggle Commented Dec 20, 2014 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 Dec 20, 2014 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 Dec 19, 2014 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 Dec 18, 2014 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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