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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250 Posts and a Fabric Clean-Out

"Punk Rock Moving Truck" Photograph by Ebi Poweigha. All rights reserved.

Guess who’s moving? :-O Me! I don’t yet know exactly where and the when is roughly between July and September (so if you have a lead on an apartment in Cambridge for $1100 per person or less, please email me!!!!), but I am for sure leaving my current residence. Sewing-wise, I’m terrified of what’s in […]

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Well, That Was Fast

It doesn’t feel any better being on the other side of that statement. Some months ago, I had to make the decision to fire a new hire who’d only been with my company for one week, and the first line of her email reply was ‘Well, that was fast.’ And it was–but I felt that […]

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New Year, New Home

Making the Flame turns two today! And what better way to celebrate than to (finally) begin hosting this blog on its own domain? So from now on, you’ll find new posts at www.makingtheflame.com. Hope to see you there!

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Giving Thanks for Thanksgiving

My mother is an excellent cook. Every year, I eagerly await Thanksgiving — after my birthday, it is my favorite holiday (and one of a precious few I celebrate). I love my mother’s homemade stuffing, the delicious turkey, our even more delicious Nigerian foods — because what is an American holiday without okra, egusi, fufu, […]

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