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floatingworld
sydney / tokyo / london
Interests: sewing, design, fashion, textiles, knitting, printing, sustainable living, travel, photography,
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Thanks, Marina! I always love reading your blog too. x
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on ten years is a long time at floating world
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Thank you! x
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Thank you! I do like little girls in dresses, and luckily Milla does too :) Suzy x
Toggle Commented 6 days ago 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 6 days ago 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
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Thanks, Kate! I always love reading your blog too.
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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 7 days ago 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
Toggle Commented Nov 17, 2014 on blossom hanami dress at floating world
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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.
Toggle Commented Nov 7, 2014 on little forest advent calendar at floating world
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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.
Toggle Commented Nov 7, 2014 on a little chair at floating world
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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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I love indigo dyeing. I first tried shibori at CoFA, and have taken classes here and there but it's a bit messy to do at home on your own. So setting up a vat with a group of friends on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at floating world
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I love making scrap quilts for babies. I keep small bits of fabric ordered by colour in a big ziploc bag, and when there seems to be enough, or I have a baby to make a quilt for, I grab... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at floating world
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Decoupage has always been firmly filed under "not for me" in my mental list of crafts (along with scrapbooking) but I've put my reservations aside and embraced Mod Podge to fix up this little chair. When Ali was a wee... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at floating world
So true! I was thinking of some of your lovely Nature Walk versions when I was making this. I've only used it for costumes, but keep meaning to make a plain-clothes version one day. Suzy x
Toggle Commented Sep 21, 2014 on hiccup horrendous haddock III at floating world
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It's a long time since Book Week, and I just realised I haven't written about this year's costume. This whole term has been a bit of a blur - I've enrolled in full time study, which has been great but... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at floating world
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The Noodlehead Divided Basket pattern has been popping up all over the internet, and as soon as I saw it I thought of about 6 different places where I needed one in our house. It also seemed like a fabulous... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2014 at floating world
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Upholstery is something I have been vaguely interested in for a long time, mostly due to my love of adopting stray chairs. I've seen the huge difference that fresh fabric can make to furniture, but having it done professionally can... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2014 at floating world
Thank you! This pattern is a favourite, such a nice way to use up little bits of fabric.
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2014 on fly away geranium at floating world
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It's tricky with costumes, isn't it? I try to leave it to the last moment so they don't change their mind, but then it's a rush to get things made. I hope the Magneto costume gets worn another year. Suzy.
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2014 on star wars costumes at floating world
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