Author Archives: marialeila

Waltzing Through The Waves (Part 2)

Interlude: I was 15 when my mother died.  She passed away two months before her 47th birthday. I remember it clearly.  I went home at lunchtime to pick papayas from our side yard because we needed some for our Home … Continue reading

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Waltzing Through the Waves (Part 1)

Disclaimer:  This is no fiction but our own (mine and my husband’s ) real story, written from my point of view.  I’m posting it without any intention of harming or maligning anyone mentioned here especially the ones in the medical … Continue reading

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Kokořín Castle

After five months of ignoring my blog, here I am again.  I thought of writing a long post about why I was MIA  (again) but that would require a lot of words, maybe a series of posts, and I’m just … Continue reading

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Saiph Tunic

I’m back! If I were in a romantic relationship with my blog,  I would have been dumped long ago  due to my MIA tendencies. Its reason for dumping me would be that I didn’t find it interesting enough that’s why … Continue reading

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DIY Phone case

The good part about cleaning your apartment is finding random things that you could upcycle.  The bad part is that these things only add to your growing pile of must upcycle. Such is the case of these old jeans.  They … Continue reading

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Flutter in Winter

Am I obsessed with this pattern or what?  This is the fourth time I’ve sewn Flutter,  three for me and one for a friend.  I love how you can finish this tunic or top in a day.  I also love … Continue reading

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Handmade presents: cosmetic bags

Now that Christmas is over, it’s safe to slowly start posting some of the items I sewed for friends and family, some as presents while a couple are dresses two friends wanted to wear for Christmas and/or New Year. For … Continue reading

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