Tag Archive: embroidery

Embroidery and elegance

As much as I adore summer, days of 40+ degrees pose something of a challenge. How to stay cool and still retain even a semblance of non-sweaty elegance? Wear a dress made out… Continue reading

Melbourne Cup millinery in two minutes #2

How is it that nearly a whole month has gone past since I last posted? Possibly my holiday to Queensland has something to do with it… or the fact that I just haven’t… Continue reading

Adventures in African style

OK, so I’m about to show you a fairly miraculous transformation in this post, but first things first, meet my latest catsitting client. How cute is she, despite looking a bit disgruntled in this… Continue reading

Normcore – but not as you know it

This statement is going to cause many of you (OK, the three people who actually read this blog) to gasp in surprise, but I like grey. Have you picked yourselves up off the… Continue reading

Ruffle-less at Raffles

As regular readers would know, I have enough fabric in my stash to outfit myself for the rest of my life (and probably to kit out everyone else AND their multiple feline familiars at… Continue reading

Beads, tassels and more at Singapore’s Peranakan Museum

As you may have realised if you follow me on Instagram, I was in Singapore for a few days’ holiday recently. Although I’d been there a few times, the last time was 2007… 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

(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

Vinnies Winter Warm-up

In all the time I’ve been writing this blog, I don’t think I’ve once shown you a DIY that hasn’t worked out to my satisfaction. But it just so happens that I’ve been… Continue reading

Unfolding: New Indian Textiles

Today, I bring you the third part in the Melbourne Textile Trilogy (parts 1 and 2 here and here). This final instalment is at RMIT and is called Unfolding: New Indian Textiles. Unlike at… Continue reading