Category Archive: DIY

T-dress times two

Do you remember this dress?   More to the point, did I ever actually post about the original refashioning that I did on it? I was sure I had, which is why I didn’t… Continue reading

Refashioning ethnic dress is not a sinh!

Remember I told you about my trip to the Talat Sao in Vientiane? Well, this was one of the things I purchased there. It’s a vintage sinh*, apparently from the Houa Phan region,… Continue reading

Three ways with a T-dress

Many years ago, I bought this oversized printed T-top while on holiday in Malaysia. It made a handy mini dress or beach cover-up, which is how I used it for a while.  But… Continue reading

Yarns about Melbourne

 Just a quick one today – I know that yarnbombing is getting ubiquitous, but I’m still quite partial to it myself. Who doesn’t love rainbow trees and granny squares on the streets? These… Continue reading

Refashioning ethnic dress

 Did you enjoy my snaps of Laos in the last two posts? I have since realised that I didn’t tell you what I actually got at the Talat Sao (apart from the jewellery)… Continue reading

Crop & Tails to kick off 2013

Happy 2013! Did you enjoy your holidays? I’ve just got back from a week in Laos, which I will post about later, but I thought I would kick off the new year with… Continue reading

Advice from a fortune cookie

Expect great things and great things will come. Nice advice, don’t you think, although admittedly usually I tend in the other direction… I expect nothing and that’s what I get. But in 2013… Continue reading

From tent dress to temptress (?!)

 As regular readers of this blog would know, I’m rather partial to batik and African prints. So there was no way I was going to pass up this tent… er… dress… when I… Continue reading

Lengths & weaknesses

Hello! Have you entered my giveaway yet? Get to it, you have until Wednesday and it’s super simple.  And now back to my regular broadcast. It’s been a while since I’ve posted about… Continue reading

From trash to a turban headband

Well known among my friends for never being able to throw anything out, I couldn’t resist when one of them invited me to take on some material that her grandma was getting rid of.… Continue reading