About

I am a kiwi now living in sunny Brisbane, Australia.  How often does one move to a place that rhymes with their name? So of course I had to go there with the blog name.

Why “busy”?  Well, I work full time, and try to squeeze in loads of hobbies including sewing, knitting, renovating, gardening, ice skating and travelling. My Dad’s nickname for me was “Busy Lizzie” so it has kind of stuck, also his alternate of Dizzy Lizzie didn’t really work 😉 This blog is mostly about my sewing pursuits.

I have been sewing since I was about 10, and on and off since then.  Two years ago I discovered the online world of sewing, blogs and independent patterns and it opened up a new world for me.  Now I sew almost every weekend and I love the enjoyment I get from making my own clothes properly, not the slap dash way I did in the past.  Blogging has changed my attitude to sewing, it is about wearing my makes, not just churning them out. I love the wonderful interactive and supportive world of blogging, instagram and twitter. It has all re-fuelled my love of sewing again into more than a hobby, almost an obsession 🙂

Feel free to comment or pop me an email on liz [dot] alexandre [at] gmail [dot] com

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Liz

4 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Liz, just joined up to your great blog. Also an ex kiwi living in rural NSW. I’m surprised you’re ambivalent about the Pia dress – I love it and think it looks fab on you. I’ve made a few Tessuti patterns and have had the same weird problem with absolutely masses and masses of pages, way more than necessary, meaning 20+ pages got binned and also faults with the pattern pieces.

    1. Hi Pearl
      I am definitely not ambivalent about this dress, I love it and have been wearing it at least twice a week! My husband is not so keen but too bad!
      Tessuti do love their extra pieces for vilene which creates loads of extra sheets. I haven’t noticed any faults yet, just too much wastage 😦

  2. Hi Lizzie,

    I have missed your postings. I hope you are OK and just busy. You sew beautifully and I enjoy seeing your outfits. I love to sew too and balance that with a full time job and figure skating practice. I think it’s really cool that you are a judge. I like to think I’m a young 55 and am starting on the adult gold tests. It will be a while though. — Jenny

    1. Hi Lizzie
      so good to see a new make from you….and, how weird is this (or is it just moi…!?) but I was just thinking before checking email this morning that it was ages since you’d blogged.

      I love your Gertie sundress…it is perfect in every way – fabric and fit – totally excellent! There is something about the combo of baby pink and blue in a fabric print that is so luscious, summery and beguiling

      Look forward to hearing from you again….soon!

      all the best
      Pearl, from bloody freezing cold Murrurundi

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