Here is the latest of my sewing endeavours – a first experiment with knit fabrics in the form of a charcoal rib-knit that I got at DressSew for $6 per metre. Unfortunately I have a tendency to make things too large – it has… Continue Reading “New Basics.”
This is my first year with dahlias in the back garden and I am definitely a convert. Hopefully I get lots of tubers for expanding my flower patch next year!
If you’re on my Facebook or Flickr, you’ve already seen this jacket – a hybrid of a bunch of sewing mistakes which started with choosing the most unflattering pattern ever for my figure (Sew Serendipity is an awesome book for learning to sew, but… Continue Reading “Autumn Wool”
Lord: it is time. The summer was so immense. Lay your shadow on the sundials, and let loose the wind in the fields. Bid the last fruits to be full, give them another two more southerly days, press them to ripeness, and chase the… Continue Reading “Autumn Day (Rainer Maria Rilke)”
I know I’m the odd one out on this – but the late-summer always gets me down a little bit. The blowsiness of gardens spun out and seeding, the malaise of all new projects put off “until the fall”. I feel like a late-summer… Continue Reading “September promises…..”