January 21, 2019

Yet another week and still no foot pedal for my serger. Mennonite Cornelius has a real go-get-um attitude so he toke over for the week and got to sewing some socks / cozies for his plants.

Full disclosure, he does speak Plautdietsch but I captioned the whole video.

January 19, 2019

This week’s video was a learning lesson about what it takes to dye fabric and in the end I discovered some unsavoury truths.

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Last year I was blessed with plenty of opportunities so I decided to take some of those “blessings” and invested in a proper Arc’teryx Thorsen parka. It’s already been paying dividends.

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January 14, 2019

I broke the foot pedal on my sewing machine so I decided to experiment with dyeing some fabric. It’s something I’ve been interested in so a perfect opportunity. Dyeing seems easy, right? I thought so too. Just put the fabric in some liquid and boom, done!

Nope. It’s a bit more complicated. It became a real learning experience for me.

January 11, 2019

Hey Marvel, do your superheroes even know how to pose?

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January 7, 2019

Before the holidays I finished making the costume. This week, Pajama Kid got to try on his new PJs. We also did a little superhero theatre and played games.

December 24, 2018

Last week I started turning my nephew’s Pajama Kid superhero drawings into reality by sewing the top and bottom of the PJs. This week I finished the job and made the face mask & cape.

But also, this week we learn a little about his sidekick, Pajama Man.

December 22, 2018

This past week’s video was the first half of turning my nephew’s superhero drawings into reality.

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They are on their 3rd set of soles, 2nd set of laces but most importantly, countless cleanings.

I don’t use anything fancy either, just an old rag to wipe down grime, a used toothbrush to clean the crevasses and some mink oil and a soft brush to treat the leather.

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December 17, 2018

My nephew loves Superheroes. He is also a creative little man and he designed his own superhero: Pajama Kid. In an effort to support his artistic endeavours, I am turning his imaginations into reality and creating the Pajama Kid costume. Watch the video on YouTube