Category Archives: Sewing

Opulent Comfort

I recently acquired a beautiful antique regency Sussex chair. Although it was a bargain, the rush seat had completely disintegrated. As I had time on my hand, I decided to learn rush weaving and renovate the chair myself. After several

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Opulent Comfort

I recently acquired a beautiful antique regency Sussex chair. Although it was a bargain, the rush seat had completely disintegrated. As I had time on my hand, I decided to learn rush weaving and renovate the chair myself. After several

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Pattern Matching

Summer is just round the corner but it’s anyone’s guess if we will actually be enjoying any form of normality this year but this doesn’t mean I can’t prepare. Lockdown has been brutal to me. Working from home coupled with

Pattern Matching

Summer is just round the corner but it’s anyone’s guess if we will actually be enjoying any form of normality this year but this doesn’t mean I can’t prepare. Lockdown has been brutal to me. Working from home coupled with

Looking At The Bigger Picture

Old age has definitely settled in when I start to reminisce my childhood. Those days were great as I was able to go outside to play and interact with my friends, unsupervised. Smart phones didn’t exist and computers were so

Looking At The Bigger Picture

Old age has definitely settled in when I start to reminisce my childhood. Those days were great as I was able to go outside to play and interact with my friends, unsupervised. Smart phones didn’t exist and computers were so

A Mighty ‘Toy’

An antique and brocante market came to town the other day and just like the circus, we all flocked to it but with a healthy squirt of hand sanitiser and a well fitting mask. Social distancing was a bit of

A Mighty ‘Toy’

An antique and brocante market came to town the other day and just like the circus, we all flocked to it but with a healthy squirt of hand sanitiser and a well fitting mask. Social distancing was a bit of

Aloha Tiger

Inspiration during lockdown has been great but the lack for materials has been a major setback. There were a lot of things I wanted to try but it was difficult to source the correct art materials and there was only

Aloha Tiger

Inspiration during lockdown has been great but the lack for materials has been a major setback. There were a lot of things I wanted to try but it was difficult to source the correct art materials and there was only

The New Normal

It feels strange but this seems to be the new normal for now. I am still working from home but sooner or later, I will need to make that hour and a half trip to work by public transport again.

The New Normal

It feels strange but this seems to be the new normal for now. I am still working from home but sooner or later, I will need to make that hour and a half trip to work by public transport again.

To Be Or Not To Be?

As much as I love fashion books (especially pattern cutting books) I often find myself buying them but rarely using them, even when I have a pattern cutting conundrum. I understand some books are so pretty you never envisage touching

To Be Or Not To Be?

As much as I love fashion books (especially pattern cutting books) I often find myself buying them but rarely using them, even when I have a pattern cutting conundrum. I understand some books are so pretty you never envisage touching

Go Green For Spring!

I was recently doing a clear up of my fabrics to see if there was any I could donate when I stumbled on my stash of Liberty fabrics. Some of these were remnants from my previous projects that I had

Go Green For Spring!

I was recently doing a clear up of my fabrics to see if there was any I could donate when I stumbled on my stash of Liberty fabrics. Some of these were remnants from my previous projects that I had

Same Pattern. Different Materials.

Deja Vu? This French work jacket has been reworked so many times so rest assured you are not seeing double. To be perfectly honest, I’ve sewn it so many times that it has become a chore although this time, however,

Same Pattern. Different Materials.

Deja Vu? This French work jacket has been reworked so many times so rest assured you are not seeing double. To be perfectly honest, I’ve sewn it so many times that it has become a chore although this time, however,

Afternoon Project

If you are like me, you have probably cleaned every corner of your home, cooked all the dishes that you wanted to try, Marie Kondo-ed your wardrobe and possibly drove everyone near you mad by now. Home isolation can be

Afternoon Project

If you are like me, you have probably cleaned every corner of your home, cooked all the dishes that you wanted to try, Marie Kondo-ed your wardrobe and possibly drove everyone near you mad by now. Home isolation can be