Saturday Musings: Breaking the Age Cage

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It is interesting that three of the five* Saturday Musings posts I planned for this month, revolve around challenging the stigma assigned to us by numbers. It is also interesting that there is a general fear/dislike of math in the population – sewing and non-sewing alike. Coincidence? My detective shows assure me there is no […]

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Saturday Musings: Where’s My Size?

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Recently, there’s been much discussion in the online sewing community around inclusive sizing. From the #sewmysize hashtag on Instagram, to the increasing use of the ZOZOSUIT to generate accurate measurements, we’re talking about our bodies’ numbers – and demanding they be accounted for in the patterns we buy. This is pretty cool! I love that […]

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Sunday Musings: Unicorn Fever

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Happy Saturday, everyone! Let’s talk color, shall we? If you know me in person or you’re a regular visitor to the blog, you know that I LOVE purple. Like, insanely so.  It’s been my favorite color since I was a wee girl of single digit age! But lately, I’ve been trying to branch out and […]

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What Makes You Different?

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What makes you different? I was trying to dream up some witty blog content and was coming up dry when this question came to me: ‘Ebi, what makes you different?’ My knee jerk reaction was to sputter, ‘I just am!’ but even I knew that was not an answer. Then I realized that the question […]

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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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