Category Archive: DIY ideas

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

Shelling out for a DIY tiara

If there’s one item you can practically bet on finding in op shops, it’s shell jewellery, probably because it’s a popular souvenir in touristy beachside destinations but doesn’t always look right when you… Continue reading

Two days in Yangon

Yes, I only spent two days in Yangon (Rangoon), Burma, with my boyfriend after my trip to Vientiane. That was extremely foolish, because there was a lot to see and we probably missed… Continue reading

Vientiane – yes, again!

If you follow me on social media you might have already seen this amazing jacket, but I thought I’d share it all the same. It can’t hurt to see something this fabulous for… Continue reading

Stocking up on simple DIY style

It’s nearly the end of October, and that means it’s nearly the end of Buy Nothing New month. I think it’s a great idea but seeing as I so rarely buy anything new… Continue reading

Holiday headwear: an attempt at elegance

Another Monday, another working week – but I’m afraid my mind is already travelling to exotic locations. I’m off on a very short trip to Laos (yes, AGAIN!) and Burma (or is it… Continue reading

Don’t waist a good skirt!

(This is an “after” shot… see the below for what this skirt looked like before!) In reaction to an ever-increasing pile of clothes waiting to be altered, I have resolved many, many times… Continue reading

DIY by the book

As it’s spring and time for spring cleaning (der, otherwise it would be called winter/summer/autumn cleaning!) I’ve been tidying up a bit and unearthing much loved items that are kind of in storage.… Continue reading

Easy makeover for an ’80s dress

Isn’t it lucky we still have fashion to cheer us up after horrible news? To be honest, I was actually slightly surprised that the sun even rose yesterday, but rise it did. In… Continue reading

Denim DIY

Regular readers of this blog will know I love a good dress-up with the best of them. However, despite what these posts might indicate, I do actually have other things happening in my… Continue reading