My Big Fat Surreal Pregnancy

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For the past several months, I’ve mentioned having medical issues. And that’s really how I see it – a medical issue. But that’s not completely true, either. (Be forewarned! This very long post has almost nothing to do with sewing.) It has certainly been a health rollercoaster, and I got the news in the hospital, […]

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Happy Independence Day, Nigeria

Today is Nigerian Independence Day – 58 years of independence from the English crown.Every year this day comes and goes and I never commemorate it, but I think about it. This year I started thinking about it over the summer, quite accidentally, when I asked my father what there was before Nigeria. In other words, […]

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35 Drafts and a Quiet Year (2017)

As I write this, I have 35 draft posts in various stages of completion – drafts that I may never publish. So I’ve been writing…and even sewing. But not sharing. I thought I’d share more, since I’m going through Things – well, mostly one really difficult Thing – but it’s been difficult to put this […]

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A New Home

Making the Flame is coming to you live from a brand new sewing space!

Hellooooooooo! 🙆 I’m back! On a personal level, the last few months have been Very Long, but my blog silence is largely due to the fact that I moved into a new apartment! It took two whole weeks to move into my new place thanks to crappy weather, scrambling for vehicles, physical limitations, and plain […]

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Saturday Musings: Moving Day!

Today marks the first day I have access to my new apartment. It’s a minor event, yet I’ve been struggling with growing anxiety about this day as it approached. The anxiety destroyed my eating choices, ramped up my over sensitivity, made work a nightmare, injected abruptness and a lack of empathy into my dealings with […]

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