Concord my way (no highway involved)…

SO, the question. Why would you bother making a tee shirt? Surely if there is one item of clothing that can be found anywhere, in most sizes, its the humble tee? Well, yes & no. You can find inexpensive tee shirts all over the place, but lets be honest, a $5 tee might seem cheap,Continue reading “Concord my way (no highway involved)…”

Well, Pembroke almost made Christmas…

  Hello, Miri Kirihimete and almost Happy New Year to you. I’d like to pretend this is me swanning about on my new deck on Christmas Day. Alas, firstly Christmas Day 2018 was WET here in Auckland. Despite the fancy new pergola our amazing builders worked like demons to get up in time for theContinue reading “Well, Pembroke almost made Christmas…”

Pembroke into Christmas…

Hello! Why yes it is me standing in front of my Christmas tree posing like a dork again. It’s pouring with rain here today. Big, fat rain, warm & very very wet. Mother Nature put my Xmas lights to shame on Friday, lightening & thunder for ages, sun yesterday, precipitation today. Welcome to an AucklandContinue reading “Pembroke into Christmas…”

Montrose and the builders…

Hello again! I’ve returned from a lovely relaxing holiday in Fiji Apparently. It was three weeks ago but feels like an age. Impending Christmas will do that to you hey? To counteract the holiday “arrgh” a new top maybe? I’ve worn and worn my previous Montrose top, so why not another version. I missed myContinue reading “Montrose and the builders…”

Twin Fielders for my hols…kinda

More birds. I just cant seem to help myself can I? After my LenoxΒ I thought I’d cured my avian obsession, but hey ho, here we are again. So lets step back a minute, and I’ll explain… It was the rib that got me. Merchant & Mills released the most fabulous striped rib, perfect for aContinue reading “Twin Fielders for my hols…kinda”

Linen for the winnin’ Eva

I must say I’m hanging out for my holiday in a few weeks. This time of year always feels quite long to me. Winter is supposedly over, daylight saving has kicked in. I’m slightly panicked about the thought of summer clothes (tights hide a multitude of “no I haven’t shaved my legs since May” shame…)Continue reading “Linen for the winnin’ Eva”

Charlie ditches the Seventies…

As a child of the 70’s, hearing a pattern released with the word caftan in the title just didn’t send me. Don’t get me wrong, the seventies gave us some wonderful things. Fondue, thankfully enjoying the revival melted cheese deserves. Brown and orange , one of my favorite colour combinations ever…for clothing. Approach with cautionContinue reading “Charlie ditches the Seventies…”

Another round with Lenox

  Why yes I have been doing silly poses in my garden this weekend, what have you been up to? I think I’m giddy with the joy of actually finishing this make. I suspect sewing a shirtdress is rather like decorating a wedding cake or tiling a bathroom. You forget how complicated and time consumingContinue reading “Another round with Lenox”

Winter in Sapporo…

I made a coat. A real, proper, grown up coat. So naturally all of a sudden the temperature rises and it almost feels like Spring around here, typical! When I first spied the Sapporo pattern by New Zealand independent company Papercut Patterns I really liked the style, but assumed as I was out of theirContinue reading “Winter in Sapporo…”

Pippi is no school girl now…

Winter. It’s the end of July here at Plum Towers & feels like Spring is a looong way off. However seeing the images of those poor people in Greece & California struggling with wild fires it would be rather churlish to complain about a bit (or a lot) of rain. It might make my deckContinue reading “Pippi is no school girl now…”