Just to update you all on the state of our beleaguered city, you can see what is happening here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/89455976/live-homes-evacuated-as-christchurch-port-hills-fire-rage-out-of-control We are currently safe and don’t appear to be under threat. But friends have been evacuated and it’s utterly heartbreaking and quite terrifying. Your thoughts and prayers, for rain especially, are appreciated.
Finished – hoorah! And I wore them solidly all weekend. You will see here that I tried to style them as per the pattern art work. A little hat-tip to my girl Liza Mae. These puppies are 100% from stash: linen from the #gfh16; thread was from an advent swap from many years ago, in … More Linen Lilac Lounge Love.
When I started this blog, I had a strict format of what I was and wasn’t going to post: it was only a sewing blog, I would only post finished outfits, always include a photo of the pattern, always include a photo of the garment hanging as well as on person… I like guidelines, structure, … More Nothing to see here.
*This is a bit of a play on our last name – van den Broek – which means “from the marsh” but broek also means pants in Dutch, and of course the Dutch national colour is orange so I couldn’t resist. Happy New Year all. Alex and I spent a month in Peru over December … More Oranje Broeken*.
Hi friends, Sorry I’ve been absent, both here and in the comments section of your beautiful sharing spaces. It’s been a really hard end to the year for a lot of reasons and tomorrow we are off on an ‘off the grid’ a holiday for a month. A much needed respite. See you in 2017, … More See you in 2017
Subtitle: An ode to the generosity of other sewers. I have wanted to make a jumpsuit for a while. But let me tell you, I have a solid aversion to getting mostly naked to pee anywhere apart from my own home or a camping trip. Enter the ‘faux-jumpsuit’ – a two-piece masquerading as a one-piece. … More Is it a top? Is it culottes? No, it’s a faux-jumpsuit.
So I think I am going to do this SWAP (Sewing With A Plan) thing. It’s pretty exciting, I’m not going to lie. Thanks especially to Steph and Kate for the encouragement to take the leap! Firstly I was thinking about entering because I thought it would be fun to do. I was trying to … More SWAP 2017.
Firstly apologies for being a bit out of action lately on reading and commenting on your blogs. This EQ has knocked me a bit, and I sort of ostriched for the last week. I did spend a lot of time sewing which was very restorative, and also some planning for SWAP. I think I’m *in* peeps! My … More How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb(er jacket).
Thanks so much for all your kind words and support. It has meant so much and I have so appreciated it. For those of you who are interested to know more, I thought this video might be of interest. Watch here. Our city has fared surprisingly well. I think because everything that has fallen down … More More Earthquake updates.
Just a quick update to say that we are all safe and sound here, although we have had a long sleepless night and feel pretty unsettled today. Thanks so much to those of you who contacted me to ask how we are. Very kind and much appreciated. X