Category Sewing

Baby Explosion.

Is it something in the water? A good friend of mine gave birth a few days before Christmas, another has done since, we have two more expecting…. and of course, all being well, two will become three in the Marsh family this summer! That’s right. At long last we are expecting our own little bundle […]

My Own Personal Jane Austen Hero.

So…. Finally all the i’s have been dotted, t’s have been crossed, exams passed, graduation attended…. (Apparently this is a Swedish graduation tradition/thing – thankfully they were unable to find a tractor) ……and your girl here is now qualified to practice as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist in California! Studying for all those tests and exams […]

Pottery Aprons

Did anyone else watch the Great Pottery Throw Down? I am sure I am not alone in watching it and think “That looks like fun!” A bigger surprise was that Mr M agreed with me, so I seized upon the opportunity to get him involved in something creative, and looked for classes available in our […]

The Gospel according to Gaston.

Ahhhh Time. Something of which I don’t seem to have all that much of lately. I think I used to somehow make better use of my time while we lived in the UK, I had a full-time (+extra) job, crafted, and managed to fit in some exercise, yet at the moment I am struggling to […]

Back to School

It’s true. I did not quit my job to be a unemployed slacker, there was a reason, and the reason is my return to school so I can re-qualify as a laboratory scientist in California! Yeah! I am very excited, but that is of course partly because I am a super nerd who loves school, […]

R2-D(ress)2 and My Wildly Inappropriate Everyday Dress

It was soooo… freaking hot this weekend. Last summer I mainly spent at work in an air-conditioned building, so didn’t require all that much of a summer wardrobe. This year… I quit, so have found myself feeling somewhat warm when I go out in the daytime. Short shorts and vest tops have been embraced, but […]

Quick bags for Organisation.

Last weekend we went camping up at Union Valley Reservoir: Yup. It is kind of empty! Anyhow, camping of course involved the purchase of a proper grown-up tent (our previous tent we left behind in the UK as it was fit for nothing but muddy music festivals….. and only barely – it had a rip […]