Category Archive: ’70s nostalgia

A kaftan makes the cut

Have you ever been to the Fitzroy Market? I discovered this hotbed of temptation around this time last year when I was catsitting in the area. Cue wild spending spree which included this… Continue reading

In which I support Savers (again)

To those of you who work full time, it will come as no surprise that having an office job tends to limit your output of sewing/crafting/making stuff out of crap. I’ve recently re-learnt… Continue reading

Tribute to a proto-hipster

Sometimes it’s only once a person is gone and we have had a chance to reflect on their lives that certain talents or traits about them are finally recognised. Vincent van Gogh and his artist… Continue reading

Open House – Cabinets of Wonder

Did you make it to Open House this weekend, Melburnians? I managed to get to a few places including the Limelight Studios and Salvation Army Heritage Centre (who knew the Salvos were one of… Continue reading

’70s-style secret agent

As unlikely a career choice as it would be for me, if I were ever to become a secret agent, I have just the right outfit. A tan leather trenchcoat and black patent… Continue reading

200 Years of Australian Fashion

Two hundred years of Australian fashion is a lot to cram into one exhibition, but somehow those clever folk at the NGV have done it! And being somewhat rushed this evening (it’s fashion… Continue reading

From cover-up to mini-caftan

Whether we like it or not, work tends to have a major influence on how we dress. But it wasn’t my part-time office gig that inspired today’s DIY – rather, it was a story my editor there… Continue reading

Kudos to the kaftan

How are you spending your Australia Day? I’m stuck at work, but in my mind I’m enjoying our great outdoors, on a beach, with a picnic blanket and a delicious spread that includes… Continue reading

If the ’70s aren’t your style, try ’50s fashion

Is it too late to wish you happy new year? I hadn’t intended on such a long blogging break, but various forms of technology conspired against me*, and so I find it’s been… Continue reading

One day I will learn how to do macrame

There are many, many projects on my list of to-do-DIY, and when I found this book at an op shop for $1 this weekend I was reminded that macrame is one of them.… Continue reading