SEW Hip! Joli Cube Bag……the prequel.

After going a few rounds with Henrietta the Hippo earlier this week I decided last night to read the instructions for my next project (the Joli Cube Bag, issue 3) BEFORE I start it on Monday. Well I wish I hadn't. Instead of being filled with marvel and quiet confidence, I was left bewildered and […] Read more…

2010 SEW HIP! Challenge

  I love travelling, I love flying, I love in-flight entertainment!! On a recent flight I had the chance to watch Julie & Julia with Meryl Steep & Amy Adams. In the film Julie Powel (Amy Adams) sets herself the task of cooking every recipes from Julia Childs 1961 cookbook Mastering the Art of French […] Read more…

Heather Ross – Everything Tote Bag…

I decided on Tuesday that I needed a new bag.  I chose to make the Everything Tote by Heather Ross from her book Weekend Sewing. Yes…this is the same book that I made THAT summer blouse from. I know, the one currently doubling up as a Circus Big Top. But this isn't a blouse, this […] Read more…

Fusion skirt ….

A few weeks back I finally stopped procrastinating and made a skirt using the McCall's 3341 A-Line pattern. It was a great experience. I learnt some new things, reconfirmed some old things and made other things up as I went along. You really can't ask for more – or can you? Well you can.  The […] Read more…

McCall’s 3341 – A-Line skirt…Sugar & Spice Textiles

Inspired by the film Coco Avant Chanel and armed with 2.5m of Sugar & Spice 50's inspired florals fabric I decided this week to try my hand at skirt making. To help the process along I bought McCall's 3341 pattern. I know the cover is far from awe inspiring but it's marketed as Quick & […] Read more…

Amazing Blogs – Ninainvorm……& Ikea Family

  You may recall about a month ago I decided to write about some of my favourite blogs. I started with the fabtastic fashionistas Brinja and Dotti's Dots. I love their blogs; not only do they showcase their own great fashion sense but they also show off some amazing photography skills. This week I will […] Read more…

Spring Garden Preparations…..

Spring is here!!…and not just because the calendar says so, but because I can smell it. I started to get whiffs of spring a few weeks ago so I have been busy thinking, planning, and shopping in preparation. What am I preparing for? Home grown veggies!!!…and the inevitable battle of wits with the possums, cockatoos […] Read more…

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