Category Archive: DIY ideas

Exquisite Threads at the NGV

If you love embroidery, put your hands in the air and say yeah! I’d have my hands in the air just like this little couple but it makes it a bit tricky to type,… Continue reading

More straw! (A lesson in DIY millinery)

Although it wasn’t intentional, this month’s two DIYs have both turned out to involve straw (or some kind of dried grassy stuff… not exactly sure what the DIY earrings I posted last week… Continue reading

Life’s sweet at La Belle Miette

You all know that I love a good pun, don’t you? And that I’m a dessert fan too. So when my blogger buddy and all round good-time gal Iolanthe asked me to accompany… Continue reading

Book giveaway: Stylish Skirts & Basic Black

In each last post of the month this year I’ve been showcasing other people’s work, but this month maybe you’d like to see how I earn a crust (well, at one of my several jobs, that… Continue reading

Fluffy fatale or lady in leather? Why not be both?

As you might remember, my most recent DIY post was all about getting two outfits out of one (if you haven’t seen it, take a look here). It seems to have become the… Continue reading

One Little White Dress – two looks

Lately, every time I go on holiday overseas I get obsessed with creating a particular “look” – this time, for my trip to Vietnam, I simply had to have a white dress (obviously… Continue reading

Turban time (and a Textile and Fashion Hub giveaway)

A few months ago I rather uncharacteristically purchased TWO brand new tops at the same time. ONE would have been surprising enough, but TWO… that’s simply shocking, for me. Of course one reason for this… Continue reading

Right royal rhinestones

  How are you all celebrating the Queen’s birthday*? If you’re at a loss as to what to do with a whole day of freedom, here’s a right royal(ish) project to inspire some DIY.… Continue reading

One jacket, two ways

Not long ago I wrote about finding potential at op shops (oops… has it really been more than a year since I wrote this?!). That post was mainly as a response to people commenting that I… Continue reading

The spinal countdown

Melbourne in May – it’s normally a time to hide under the doona and make huge vats of soup in an attempt to ward off the impending chill, so what am I doing… Continue reading