Category Archive: tassels

Textiles and other treasures from my travels

Well, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? Somehow nearly a year has passed since I posted on this blog. I blame Instagram… I mean, does anyone even read blogs any more? If you’re… Continue reading

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 –┬ájust look at practically any post in this… Continue reading

Back-to-front blouse

Around about the time I started this blog, back in 2010, I bought this blouse from an opshop. The colours and pattern had me hooked (they’re kind of so bad that they’re good)… 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

Refashioning ethnic dress – Yao jacket

As you might have realised by now, I’m a big fan of ethnic textiles, embroidery and handicrafts – especially crafts that you can actually wear. The problem is, even if a garment is… Continue reading

Tokyo! Day #1

 [So I’m a bit behind with the blogging due to problems with internet access since arriving in Tokyo on Thursday night, but I have also had trouble finding time to post because… well,… Continue reading

Tassels are too tempting…

 … hence these being just a few of the rather large selection I bought in Bangkok’s Chinatown. You can also see some other findings which will be turned into earrings and other such… Continue reading

McMagic

What’s the strangest and most apparently useless thing you’ve ever bought at an op shop.. or any shop? I’m willing to bet it’s not a sporran, although that would be my entry if… Continue reading

Pool hair

Not being able to run is doing my head in.* It’s also doing my hair in, because I’m having to go swimming instead**, and as if I don’t already have crap enough hair… Continue reading