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I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon


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Saturday, June 26, 2010

My sister Nancy

One of the people I am visiting here is my sister Nancy. She is one of the most remarkable people I know.

Nancy has a gift. She has the ability to make something out of nothing, to find the humour in everything, to make the best of any challenge.

She is ingenious.

Her house is beautiful and decorated in old furniture she refinished (some of which she has found in the back lanes), things she has made, and things she has invented.

Which brings me to these shoes. Nancy is a home-based floral designer and one day in the winter she said she just looked at some old shoes and decided to make something out of them. The result was these crazy floral shoes (many of the flowers are handmade) that she has placed in shoe stores and bridal salons.

I had to share them, and her, with you.

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