I thought this doozy of an ‘end of 2018 make’ deserved its own post. (Excuse some of the photos, I wanted to show process stuff and some of the images are a bit shabby!) The inspiration for this outfit was varied but mainly came from the fabric which had been in my stash since 2016 … More The Silver Mermaid Tuxedo
It’s always enjoyable to reflect on the end of the year with makes and stats. I made 56 items this year. At rough count; 11 pairs of pants 10 tops 4 jackets 2 tshirts 2 sweatshirts 1 skirt 1 cardigan 10 items for Alex 11 non-clothing items such as bunting, napkins, tote bags, cushion covers, … More December 2018 (and 2018 sewing round-up).
You can vote here for any of the amazing outfits in Indie Royalty. ❤ https://themonthlystitch.wordpress.com/2017/08/04/ipm-2017-indie-royalty-let-the-voting-begin-again/
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.
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
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
I am pretty excited that my Named Esme Cardi made the finals. Should you wish to vote for me or any of the other finalists you can do so by reading on… This post took me so long to write! Picking the top 14 New to Me entries from over 48 incredible garments was super … More IPM 2016 New to Me: I made the finals!
My first week of MMM16 is done. The photos are, well, a record if nothing else. It’s also good to do an inventory of the MM wardrobe. What I know so far: I wear a LOT of seperates My mullet top needs cuffs to be added My blue pants need to be taken in I … More MMM16 week 1 roundup
Over at The Monthly Stitch, February’s theme is UFOs – in sewing terms Unfinished Objects. I have to confess I was a bit ho-hum about this theme as I didn’t have any UFOs lurking – or so I thought. A little bit of lateral thinking led me to my mending pile which, although not huge, suffers … More Mars Attacks! Invasion from the Red Planet.