I have long admired quilters and people who makes quilts, even just one. Quilting is an absolute art form, combining shapes, colours, prints, patterns, proportions, lines and meaning all into one. It is something that is beyond my patience to attempt. It is daunting. But I have quilting cottons in my stash. Oh, of course … More The Quilt of Friendship.
Hello Friends! I hope everyone had a great Christmas and quality time with loved ones. With family visiting from interstate, the spare/sewing room has become the guest room and I don’t have the space (or time) to sew. Luckily, I finished this dress before Christmas. This pattern, Simplicity 1607, has always caught my eye since … More The Happy Strappy Dress [Simplicity 1607].
We went to Valencia earlier this year, and I’ve just gotten around to writing a post about it! It sure has been a busy year. Valencia is the third largest city in Spain, and it did not disappoint. I didn’t visit all the fabric shops there, but I searched up and went to a few, … More Fabric Shopping in Valencia, Spain .
We went to Japan recently, and knowing it would be Autumn and a little chilly over there, I made a dress for the occasion. With warm weather most of the year where I live, I tend to sew summer wear most of the time. So making a winter garment for me is still a novelty. … More Two-tone Merino Dress in Japan [Kwik Sew 4013].
Before we moved to Sydney for a year, we thought we would go and see ALL the places and I’d visit ALL the fabric shops within that time. That didn’t happen, as there were only so many weekends free, plus life was busy too. I did visit a number of fabric stores though. Since we’ve … More Fabric Shop in Sydney: My Hung Hurstville.
Hi Friends! Back in July I had the honour to join the Maker’s Team / Blogger Network of a large fabric and sewing supplies company, Minerva. Makers select a fabric of their choice within a selection, sew it up and write a review post for the company, which gets shared to other makers, customers, instagram … More First Project for Minerva – Swishy Chiffon [McCall’s 7505].
When I was pregnant some months ago, I was one of those blessed expectant mothers who do not have major aches, pains or nausea from the pregnancy. I had some, but I know it could have been much worse. Really no complaints, and I count myself very lucky and have since given birth to a … More Sushi BABY!
I first started working on this dress in May 2018, more than a year ago. When I saw the pattern, with the ruched front panel and option to use contrast fabrics, it captured my attention. I also wanted to try sewing knits of different stretch together as a challenge. After a year (*ahem…*), I’ve finally … More Ruched Panelled Dress [McCall’s 7467].
[PHOTO HEAVY POST] When we decided to visit Barcelona and i was researching sightseeing activities, of course I looked up fabric shops in the city – “sightsewing” maybe? Due to the walkable locations of most of the shops, and endless patience from the hubby and kiddy, I was able to go to many of the … More Fabric Shopping in Barcelona, Spain .
It’s Labour Day public holiday in Queensland and I have finally finished writing this blog post on the second top I made to wear in Spain in March. How is it May already?! So back in February, when I was deciding what to make for my travel wardrobe, my criteria was: (1) Easy to wear, … More Agnes in the Park [T&TB Agnes Top].