Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Cape of No Hope – Monthly Stitch challenge

So this month’s challenge for the Monthly Stitch was Capes. Though quite excited to make a cape – there are a few patterns out there I would like to turn my hand to – I was limited by a lack of … Continue reading

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Small moments of satisfaction

My bobbin thread ran out as I backstitched the end of a seam. This made me happy. It’s the little things.

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The hips do lie Elisalex

Yup – I gone and done it and made myself an Elisalex    When I first came across this pattern my feelings were pretty similar to Heather Lou’s over at Closet Case Files – I thought it looked great on the … Continue reading

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We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming

I want to do some sewing: I ought to do some gardening: You may have noticed a certain lush verdancy in some of my photos.   It is our rather overgrown and messy garden.   I want to want to … Continue reading

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Beignet and Breton

So, while I was waiting for a pattern to arrive for the Monthly Stitch Cape Challenge I thought I would tackle a quick project and make myself a skirt. Turned out is was not so quick… I’ve been a fan of … Continue reading

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Trying to get on Bloglovin’

<a href=”http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/10225739/?claim=v4bhjyed59f”>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a> Apparently I am now on Bloglovin’. A pretty badge would’ve been nice; I’m sure there is one for me to snag when i get around to it, but in the meantime – click on … Continue reading

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Days of Wine and Roses – Gertie’s shirtwaist

The Christmas before last (2011), those fabric enablers known around here as Mum and Dad gifted me 3 metres of this beautiful print: Look familiar? You may well have seen it already fulfilling its Summer dress destiny on the blogs … Continue reading

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