Category Archive: remaking ancient stuff

Dressing up a dressing gown

Who would have thought it? I’ve actually finished off a makeover only a few weeks after I showed you the original. Namely, this Chinese dressing gown-style multi-tasker. Confused? Don’t remember seeing the original? This might… Continue reading

Easy bag update

It kind of goes without saying that I love the ethnic/tribal/handmade look. But there are times when I’m not in that kind of mood and need something a bit plainer. So yay for finding… Continue reading

Getting the blues: part 2

Newsflash! I’ve managed to finish a sewing project within a week. It’s really nothing to be proud of that I NEVER seem to get to my machine lately, but what with work, play,… Continue reading

Getting the blues: part 1

Capes and ponchos have been big news this past season, but as much as I like their looks, I haven’t found a way to work them into my wardrobe. A ridiculously long time… Continue reading

T-shirt tutorial 1: zip’n tuck … plus JEWELLERY NEWS!

Whew, it’s been a busy few weeks, but the translation work is winding down. Although if I followed one of my readers’ brilliant suggestions and added Pig Latin to the list of languages… Continue reading

Funemployment fashion

In case you didn’t know it already, jobhunting sucks. Don’t let my smile fool you, it really sucks. But it does at least serve to make me aware of how important it is… Continue reading

In which you are sadly mistaken

The fashion industry is all about glamour, or so it would have you believe. But behind every glossy fashion spread is a harassed stylist .. and their assistant. This week I was assisting… Continue reading

18 years in the making

Have you ever belittled yourself for procrastinating or not finishing things you started? What’s the longest amount of time you’ve ever needed to complete a craft project? I’m thinking I could be in… Continue reading