Category Archive: DIY

Double tassels, multiple necklace styles

By now you know I’m pretty much as obsessed with tassels as I am with taking things apart and putting them together in new ways – just look at practically any post in this… Continue reading

Vested Pinterest

Usually, I complete a project before I put it up on the blog, but indecision and mismanagement of time this week has meant I’m still only halfway through rejigging this little jerkin. I bought… Continue reading

Bomber + brocade

When a dress has been three years in the making, it’s worth showing it off a bit, right? I bought this turquoise number for $3.99 at Savers while on a bloggers’ getaway in… Continue reading

What would Alexa wear?

Do you like games? How about playing spot the difference? Tricky, isn’t it. In case you can’t work it out, one of these women* is a global style icon who is purchasing something… Continue reading

A patch of bother

About 17 years ago, when I was living in Tokyo, I spent up big on a pair of jeans (Hysteric Glamour brand). When I say “spent up big”, they were probably only about… Continue reading

Wellness Wednesday: Salted Caramel Salad

Do you love salted caramel flavour so much you wish you could eat it all the time? But being a grown up, you know you can’t eat dessert for every meal (sometimes it’s so… Continue reading

Catwoman’s cardigan

Ask just about any Melburnian lady to name a staple wardrobe item and “cardigan” will be near the top of the list, thanks to our crazy weather. Until a few weeks ago, though,… Continue reading

(I’m not) Making the Australian Quilt

Crochet, embroidery, bobbin lace, sewing by hand and machine, indigo dyeing, Hmong batik, Fimo modelling, weaving, arm knitting, regular knitting and applique. Yep, I think that’s about it for the list of crafts… Continue reading

Slow Fashionista tips

If you follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, you probably already know this, but I was part of a feature about slow fashion on SBS2 program The Feed last week. (You can… Continue reading

Of libraries and leather skirts

These past few weeks have been a blur of translating – books about kimono patterns and moss and a hair salon catalogue all due around the same time have meant I’ve been giving… Continue reading