Tag Archive: sewing

Mittens for koalas and more

Isn’t this just one of the saddest images you’ve ever seen? Although at first glance it kind of looks like a koala having a relaxing pedicure in a day spa, it’s actually a… Continue reading

Turn a too-big tube into a just-right skirt

Have you ever been to a clothing swap? I think they’re a great idea, but it’s not often I find something that’s exactly right for me size-wise. Case in point, this skirt, which… Continue reading

Denim skirt from stash scraps

Lately I’ve started thinking I really need some more basics in my wardrobe. Nothing too dull, just some staple items to pair with my more colourful, patterned and printed pieces. At the same time,… Continue reading

Textile shopping at Open Studios

As much as I adore op shops, it’s kind of annoying that they’re only open during the day. (Then again, it’s probably a blessing that they’re not open 24 hours – imagine how… Continue reading

How to dress for the races for under $100 – or under $10?

If you’re going to the Melbourne Cup tomorrow, I’m fairly sure you’ve got your head attire organised. But if you haven’t, and you happen to have a) a few minutes and b) a shoulder… Continue reading

More straw! (A lesson in DIY millinery)

Although it wasn’t intentional, this month’s two DIYs have both turned out to involve straw (or some kind of dried grassy stuff… not exactly sure what the DIY earrings I posted last week… Continue reading

Who’s behind the Handmaker’s Factory?

One of the best things about being a DIY-er is meeting other people who love it too, and have even managed to grow a business from it. I recently assisted Nichola Prested of Handmaker’s Factory in… Continue reading

Life’s sweet at La Belle Miette

You all know that I love a good pun, don’t you? And that I’m a dessert fan too. So when my blogger buddy and all round good-time gal Iolanthe asked me to accompany… Continue reading

No sewing machine? No worries.

Do you see that? Yes, that is SUNSHINE alighting on my hair! It’s been lovely weather all week, as it often is just before Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (it then generally goes back to being… Continue reading

Book giveaway: Stylish Skirts & Basic Black

In each last post of the month this year I’ve been showcasing other people’s work, but this month maybe you’d like to see how I earn a crust (well, at one of my several jobs, that… Continue reading