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Original Yellow Sisi

A friend and I were visiting Cape Town. By the end of a day spent doing touristy things, we were tired and quite desperate to hop into a taxi and get some rest.

We had a bit of difficulty finding a taxi stand, so we decided to ask a kind-faced South African lady.

The following conversation ensued:

Us: Hello, where can we find a Cab |KAB|, please?

Her: *puzzled look* Cab? |KAB|

Us: *big smile* Yes, a Cab |KAB| (more…)

Bones and a Beach.

You know how one prays feverishly that last hour before midnight on New Year’s eve? Thankfully counting their blessings, mentally reviewing the to-do list for the just-concluded year, and making determined plans for the about-to-start year?

Yes, that was me on the 31st of December 2018.

Two weeks later, I was wrapped firmly in a cast and armed with 2 steel crutches. A freak accident, that I don’t like to recount, happened. It’s a difficult memory, you see. Well, it left me with 2 fractures in my right foot. The x-ray report called it a Fifth Metatarsal fracture.

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Racing for Good…

Picture this! 30 volunteers racing with one goal.

Goal. 200 garments for less privileged children (Your mission, should you choose to accept it 😀 )

Squad. Cutters, Pinners, Pressers and Sewers.

Strategy. The Cutters do their bit and pass on to the Pinners. The Pinners do their bit and pass on to the Sewers. The Sewers do their bit and pass on to the Pressers.

*loud whistle sound* ARE. YOU. READY?  Let the Sewing Marathon begin!  Read More…

Gratitude and Giveaways

The Nedoux Sewing Club  turned one recently, and I kicked off a series of lovely giveaways, a few weeks ago, to say thank you for the support and encouragement this past year.

It’s happening on Instagram.

The 13th NSC Sewing Workshop took place in July.  It’s been a year of learning and growth, and I’m very grateful to be on this journey.

Thank you !

 

 

Stitched

Sew, one finally took the plunge and did this. The fear of my mild stutter held me back for so long. Well, I broke free and did it regardless of the requisite many takes that you’ll never see while gazing at the bright wall decor and signature red lips.

I’ve learned that perfection is overrated, what truly matters is one’s genuine passion to inspire and remind others to be more, learn more and do more.

Stitched with Nedoux- Season One is a collection of 7 fun videos that demystify sewing with easy steps. Do watch and acquire valuable skills, kindly subscribe to the Nedoux Sews YouTube Channel

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Sew Seeds of Love

The Nedoux Sewing Club and The Bloom Tribe would love to introduce the “Sew Seeds of Love Project”; a purposeful collaboration aimed at donating tailored clothes to less-privileged children.

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Most children from less privileged communities, especially those in orphanages,  typically receive hand-me-downs. Very rarely do they know the joys of wearing brand new never-been-worn-before clothes.  Every child deserves to have clothes specially made or bought for them.

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I said it before, I’ll say it again

I like to think that words hold each other’s hands like best friends, it seems like a reasonable explanation for the spasms that sometimes visit when I open my mouth to speak; the uncontrollable repetition of words joined side-by-side not unlike Siamese twins.

There are days when save for its reluctant shadow, I am convinced that my stutter has left me. Days when I am smug that I don’t miss it as much as it must miss me. Days when I am pleasantly surprised that our destinies weren’t as intertwined as they seemed after all.

Then, there are those days when it comes back and settles down comfortably onto the couch that is my tongue, like it never left at all, and I simply carry on with indifference. It is what it is.isad-ribbon-october-22

When I was younger, the repetitions made me self-conscious, the thought of addressing unfamiliar people made my blood freeze even before my vocal cords froze. I was anxious because I stuttered and I stuttered because I was anxious. If a snake swallows its own tail…

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