What Makes You Different?

"What Makes You Different?" Share your uniqueness on the blog! - Making the Flame | Body Positive Sewing & Style

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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Saturday Musings: Dream Deferred

Saturday Musings "Dream Deferred" on Making the Flame. Body positive sewing & style.

Sometimes it’s fun to rediscover your past, and sometimes it’s heartbreaking. A Bookless Bookworm I’m not moving until next month, but I started packing months ago. It was a brilliant move that sadly left me without certain comforts. One such comfort has been my library. I packed all my books – except the sewing ones […]

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Saturday Musings: Inspiration List #2

Inspiration List #2 on Saturday Musings, at Making the Flame. Body positive sewing & style.

#sewphotohop 2016 In case you didn’t know, #sewphotohop is back this year! Created and hosted by Rachel at House of Pinheiro, it’s a photo-a-day challenge with a different sewing-related theme for each day in September. I’ve been trying to keep up with posting, but the real pleasure has been scrolling through the hashtag on Instagram. […]

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Saturday Musings: Perception is Reality

Body positive Saturday Musings about perception and body image on Making the Flame.

Mother Knows Best Growing up, my mother had an endless supply of pithy sayings. One of them was ‘perception is reality’. What did that mean, exactly? To my childhood self, it meant nothing at all. I was too young to wrap my head around such a real-world concept. To my idealistic adolescent and young adult […]

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