Category Archive: thrift

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

Working the day shift

When was the last time you heard someone ask “do you have a hobby?”. “Hobby” sounds so quaint, doesn’t it? I think the last time I heard it used seriously was in my Japanese language… Continue reading

What a maharani wears on her day off

It’s a good question, don’t you think? What DO exotic royal ladies wear and what do they get up to when they’re not ruling kingdoms? In the nation over which I rule (that… Continue reading

If the ’70s aren’t your style, try ’50s fashion

Is it too late to wish you happy new year? I hadn’t intended on such a long blogging break, but various forms of technology conspired against me*, and so I find it’s been… Continue reading

Multitasking beauty tools

I bet you thought, when you read the title of this post, that I’d be talking about something kind of glamorous like using lipstick as blush. Wrong! I’m not really a glamorous kind… Continue reading