Category Archive: Laos

DIY drama: Chinese opera coat

When I’m in need of everyday-type procrastination, I rummage through The Fabric Stash On The Floor In The Spare Room. But for special occasions, I treat myself to a rummage through The Fabric… Continue reading

Luang Prabang luxe

Not long ago I wrote about trekking around Luang Prabang – a most satisfying (if sweaty) experience. But there’s a luxury side to this UNESCO-listed city too. I wrote about it here, and took… Continue reading

The DIY-er taketh away

    Most of the time, as you might have noticed, my DIYs involve adding print, colour, embellishment… basically, MORE. But this time, I decided to take something away instead. I found this… Continue reading

Ethical fashion interview #1: Mulberries from Laos

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you have probably picked up on the fact that I’m a big fan of sustainable fashion. I’ve just launched my own fair trade accessories… Continue reading

Embroidered pom pom hat “how to”

As ubiquitous as they may seem thanks to the massive craft boom, I just can’t go past a pom pom. So there was no way I could resist this cap on my trip… Continue reading

March: denim, an embroidered cap and pom poms

In case you had wondered what had happened to the denim jacket I’ve been “weathering” since August, the answer is, not much. Denim is obviously pretty sturdy stuff as it has hardly faded… 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

Treasures from my travels

I’m back! But my computer problems haven’t magically fixed themselves while I was away, so instead of the copious photos of exotic locales (aka my happy snaps from Laos and Burma), here’s just… Continue reading

Textile teaser

It’s my last night in Vientiane and I thought I might get a post done before I head off to Burma tomorrow, but it doesn’t look like that will happen. So for now,… 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