Meet My Cat Oscar

Growing up our house was always filled with animals, I remember at one point we had 2 budgies, a white moluccan Cockatoo parrot, tortoises and a cat!

Yeah, I know its sounds like a zoo but I loved having so many animals at home.

My favorite pet actually I had 2 favorite pets one was tabby the cat who I brought home one day after I rescued it from school  and the other one was James the tortoise although slightly they are slightly boring to be honest but  he was my first pet, my mum got him for me for my 8th birthday.

I have always loved cats and knew that when I had my own place that I would adopt a cat, specifically one that was grey with yellow eyes but didn’t want him to be Persian. So I found out that those types of cats are called “British Blue”.

Earlier this year I finally we had the pleasure of welcome Oscar to our family. We adore him and so glad to have him in our life!

 Meet Oscar - Pet Tag

I introduce him on my YouTube channel you can watch it below, you won’t see much of him though as he is very camera shy (will work on changing that) LOL

Do you have any pets? If so what kind of pet is it and what did you call it?

Warm Stitches

by mayya

Reveal: The Cutest Dress I have ever made with Tati J

If you are probably wondering why this post is approx 2 weeks late that is because only after posting my last post did I realise that I deleted the pictures of the dress I had taken in France. The beautiful ones which I was super excited to show you with the background of our garden. I guess it was not meant to be so instead I had to improvise and take new ones in my by the bookshelf in my “unfinished” craft space. (it was the the best I could do, as it only place with natural light)

Sewing with Tati J Cover

Despite the delay I hope you are as excited as I am for the reveal of the dress I made with Tati J, this is my 2nd “wearable” item of clothing the first one was the palazzo pants I made with my mum.

Love the fact that so far my garment sewing always seems to involve family members, how does “sewing brings a family closer” sound as a tagline for the blog? :)

This dress is super cute if I may say so, everything about it is French. The fabric, the pattern, my aunt Tati J who helped me make it and it was made in France, can’t get any french then that! Mais bien sur

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It was a pretty simple dress to make, I only wish that it had sleeves just so I can learn the technique of how to set the sleeves. I wish to have taken a picture of it on one of my girls, but it is too small for Hadeel and too big for Dania LOL.

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The top/back was the trickiest to make for 2 reasons:

First was since it was double lined (meaning that the inner and outer part of the garment was lined with the same fabric) when sewing we had to make sure we aligned the correct with the correct side (had some very interesting conversations and consulted several women to figure it out)

Second was to get the back opening to look as neat as possible as you can see we managed in the end.

Check my previous post for the lessons learned when making the dress…

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Even if neither of my girls end wearing the dress I shall cherish the memories that this dress brings with Tati J. She has taught me the basics that I need to know in order to start venturing into the beautiful world of garment construction.

So tell me what do you think of the dress we made? is it cute or is it cute? :)

by mayya

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