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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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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Collateral Benefit

I am returning to the blog. I am not returning to the blog because a blogger should blog, or because one who sews needs to share makes with people who ‘get’ them, or even for the boost writers get from having their words read. No, I’m returning to the blog because blogging has become part […]

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Sunday Funday: Meant To Be

Sometimes, things work out exactly as they should. Saturdays are supposed to be the day when I share deep thoughts with all of you, but I ended up not getting around to it. And then today I spent my afternoon at a clothing swap at Scholars, hosted by the Boston Natural Hair Meetup group. I […]

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