Followers on IG may have seen my hapa zome printing experiment and several of you asked for more detail. Hapa Zome is derived from the Japanese art of beating up leaves with hammers, where natural pigments are pounded into fabric. India Flint has a couple of pages dedicated to this in her book “Eco Colour” […]Read more
Waffle patterns Malaga top
We have a suburb in Perth called “Malaga” but it has nothing to do with this top! I bought the Yuki Waffle Malaga pleated hem top pattern whilst I was in the US recently and knew the minute I saw it that it would fit right in with my very retired lifestyle. Then I went […]Read more
Whilst I was in Montréal I met Hélène’s daughter Raphaëlle and she was wearing the Pauline Alice Turia Dungarees made by Hélène. She looked gorgeous and I remembered that I had planned to make myself some last winter, so thought I’d make them this winter instead. Coincidentally, I am part of a couple of challenges, one […]Read more
Stylearc Taylor skirt
When I was with Hélène in Montréal she very kindly gave me some gorgeous khaki ponte leftover from a StyleArc Taylor skirt she had made. I decided that it would honour the gift by making an identical skirt. I had seen a few of these skirts around the interwebs and loved the striped ones but […]Read more
I love Liberty!
I’ve been posting photographs on Instagram of me wearing a couple of tops whilst on my recent holiday, so I thought it might be time to talk about them. They are both made from Liberty knit fabrics that I bought at Shaukat & Co on Old Brompton Road when I was in London with the […]Read more
I made the Itch-to-Stitch Lisbon cardigan to take away on my recent holiday, as I was aiming for layers. This is the second one that I’ve made, the first one was the one that I hacked at my pattern making class. I think I mentioned before that this was one of the top patterns named by […]Read more
Thoughts on Me Made May 2017
I wasn’t going to do a roundup post on Me Made May this year because I am just so tired and, yes, jet lagged. However, as I did the vast amount of laundry that I managed to bring home with me I thought about the clothes I took on my holiday and those that I […]Read more
Nothing LAX about Los Angeles!
I’ve visited LA a few times over the years, but think I saw it for the first time this trip. My overwhelming memory is that this is a city dominated by cars with almost no public transport, so I had warned Mark that we had to take taxis everywhere. How wrong I was. It seems […]Read more
New York City revisited
It doesn’t seem that long ago since our last trip to New York City, and I did two posts, here and here, but this time we did a few different things and I thought it might be worth a third post on this amazing city. I really love all the little gardens that are dotted […]Read more