This was indeed a strange Me Made May, in an even stranger year, and while I did make a very rewarding self-discovery journey, I can't help feeling anxiety, pain, and a complete loss of faith in humanity. I've ranted plenty IRL and on Instagram for a day, so I'll keep this strictly sewing-related. As I… Continue reading Me Made May 2020 Recap
A couple of months ago I was browsing my IG feed and came across the latest collection of Ready to Sew patterns. Ready to Sew is a French pattern company with many quirky and stylish designs. After days (weeks? months?) of working from home, I was pretty convinced I needed some nice room wear to… Continue reading Inside clothes who?
Hey there! This post was originally published on shopkintsugi.net blog over a year ago. I've decided to revisit for several reasons: I was asked about it in a podcast (have a listen to Clothes Making Mavens!), I'm planning to relaunch Kintsugi this year or early next year with a collection of one-of-a-kind kimono remakes only,… Continue reading Some thoughts on waste
Hi! This is an off topic post, absolutely not sewing related. As somebody who wears only leather shoes, mostly boots, I get asked how I care for my shoes. Now, it's not like I'm the depository of any sort of received wisdom, but over the years, and thanks to a husband who loves classic menswear… Continue reading Shoe care 101
Hi! Hope you had a peaceful end of the year AND of the decade. Things were very quite here, but I did burn out a bit trying to finish all my experiments by the end of December. That resulted in a very painful infection and being too tired to even enjoy some amazing food. But… Continue reading My plans for 2020
As you may know, I originally hail from Italy. I was raised in Torino, but my entire family is from a tiny village in the alpine province of Biella. Biella doesn't offer anything particularly appealing, excluding incessant rain and a penchant for being stingy (or, as we say, "careful with money"), but, due to a… Continue reading The guide to wool – Part I
Over the next few months I'll share a few posts about my machines. Besides sharing the love for our indispensable sewing companions, I also intend to show models which are not known outside Japan. Hello there! How are you doing? As with many things, I am a bit fastidious when it comes to hardware. Since… Continue reading My machines: Janome 817 Excel