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Celia in the almost tropics…

  Hello from steamy Auckland. By steamy I mean 99% humidity steamy. That’s not a joke, in fact it was leading news on the main daily’s website this morning (to be fair, you’d be surprised what makes a headline on the NZ Herald). Thank goodness I have the news to tell me its hellish humid,…… Continue reading Celia in the almost tropics…

Curvy Sewing · Pants · Sew Me Something

Portia & her big girl pants…

When the Curvy Sewing Collective announced the first make of their year of sewing,ย I must admit I was slightly less than excited. My last few attempts at pants had been very much that, was I ready to get back on the particular grump inducing horse?? Then I remembered a pattern I had picked up in…… Continue reading Portia & her big girl pants…

Curvy Sewing · Dresses · Indie patterns

On the Fringe & lovin’ it…

Hello & Happy 2018! I hope if/how ever you celebrate the new year you enjoyed it immensely. My rock ‘n roll evening consisted of cooking a delicious roast beef dinner for my husband and sisters, ย then falling asleep on the couch watching Lord of the Rings (in fairness I suspect it was the directors cut,…… Continue reading On the Fringe & lovin’ it…

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Off to a wedding with Ngaio

Weddings. Besides the obvious, love, lifetime commitment, joining two people together blah blah blah….what’s it really all about Alfie? Well, the dress of course. Firstly the bride’s, if there is one day you can go all out its your wedding day right? My first real wedding frock memory, I suspect like many of my vintage,…… Continue reading Off to a wedding with Ngaio

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Meet my new man Auden…

I do love a good cardie. More comfortable than a jacket, loads of colours to choose from, and best of all, no potential for me to be cold. I hate being cold. While several members of my family were definitely born in tents (or yurts, for the hipper among us?), I’m the one shutting doors…… Continue reading Meet my new man Auden…

Cashmerette · Dresses · Indie patterns · Pattern Reviews

Away with the birds, Lenox…

I know, I’m back on the birds. Its been a topsy turvy few weeks here at Plum Towers, and I’ve had several projects on the go (including a rather fabulous cardi for Mr PK!). He was away at his parents so I had a whole weekend to actually get things finished. Like this beauty for…… Continue reading Away with the birds, Lenox…

Curvy Sewing · Indie patterns · Scarves · Sew Me Something · Tops

It’s all crepes and peaches around here…

Do you have a weekend “thing” in your house? A ritual, a treat, something that reminds you, at least for the day, you’re not workin for the man? We have two fur babies who insist (i.e tear up the bedroom/beat the crap out of each other) on breakfast around 6.30- 7 am , so sleep-ins…… Continue reading It’s all crepes and peaches around here…