New Ways

If you have read my last post you would recall me lamenting the loss of a number of items from my handmade wardrobe that I deemed too "young" to wear any longer because of their Peter Pan collars. I gave most of these garments away to some of my  younger friends who I knew would appreciate the time and … Continue reading New Ways

Golden Haze

Recently I posted about this  jacket that I made in a first attempt at developing the perfect blazer pattern, one that I hope to make into a few variations over time as I build up a collection of timeless wardrobe staples. There is no shortage of information on Pinterest (or anywhere on the internet for that matter), … Continue reading Golden Haze

Shiny Things

I didn't dare embark upon any elaborate projects last week, as the twins playschool was closed, and my personality is such that I get frustrated if I start something and have to abandon it before I make any real progress. I also find that when I'm in a rush I make so much more mess when I … Continue reading Shiny Things

Blue Blazered

I have been trying to be quite selective and considered in my choice of sewing project of late. I kind of have this idea that I would like to construct my perfect core wardrobe, the items (and patterns) that I hope to perfect and make, albeit in differing interpretations, year after year. A blazer is an … Continue reading Blue Blazered


An unprecedented appreciation for silence has accompanied my foray into parenthood. Even on evenings that conclude the most sleep deprived of days, when I should sensibly retire to bed as soon as I am able, I invariably find myself sitting in solitude simply enjoying the absence of sound. This week the twins have started morning playschool. … Continue reading Silently