…waves of summer…

Over the last couple of years, I have fallen head first into my love of handmade garments. I’ve sewn shorts and shirts, knits & wovens. I’ve used pdf patterns and paper patterns and vintage patterns and made my own. I’ve knitted and crocheted jumpers and headbands. I even attempted (and fell in love with) lingerie sewing. Box after box of […]

…criss cross apple sauce…

Back in January of 2020, before we really knew what was coming, we made a decision that would end up with us living in an ideal location to ride out those crazy first two years of the pandemic. And beyond, really. It doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, and neither are we. We are blessed with plenty of wide open […]

…third time the charm…

During the Great Finishathon Of 2020, I knitted a jumper, that sparked a new love of hand knit garments. Ahead of Me Made May last year, I took a look at my handmade wardrobe, and knitwear still remained a rather large large hole in the collection. For an autumn challenge especially, I wanted to add som mid-season knits that could […]

…the sound of silence…

Some weeks, like last week, I don’t feel like I achieve a lot, just going through the motions of the day. Sometimes I feel unproductive but actually have been doing stuff, but this wasn’t that. It was a lack of mojo, so much so I didn’t even have anything to share on instagram. Part of the problem was I had […]

…gnome is where the heart is…

Two weeks ago, it was miserable and raining, much like everywhere else in this stretch of the eastern states. The weekend plan had been one of divide and conquer. I had unshiftable commitments in town, so had to stay home with the teen. Meanwhile, the mister would to take the little three to visit his mum. It all came to […]

…last sewist standing…

I love a good challenge. I am both very stubborn, and super competitive, so challenges are a great way to leverage those less than ideal personality traits into something positive, and help me maintain an illusion of being a productive adult who has their ish together. Sometimes I fail. Spectacularly. Sometimes a challenge tickles my brain in just the right […]

…EMBRACE March…

How is it only March? It feels approximately 300 years since New Years! It feels almost as long since the beginning of last month, when I last sat down to break down my word of the year into manageable monthly focuses. While I set mini goals in February, I only shared them on instagram, and not here on the blog. […]

…gnomeo, oh gnomeo…

Despite failing my Christmas gnome challenge quite spectacularly, mainly due to my complete ineptitude with spatial awareness, my current love of gnome cuteness continues apace. Not only are they cute, but my cross-stitch group are all equally enamoured. We are always sharing our latest gnomeish find. Following the end of the Christmas cross-stitch marathon, I found myself at a loss […]

…hacking the Harriet…

If there’s one thing I’ve learnt over the years, is when the tickle of inspiration is less of a tickle, and more of a smack around the head, I need to follow it. For whatever reason, some projects get under my skin and will not leave me in peace until I get stuck in and start creating. Most recently, I […]

…EMBRACE 100 days…

I have a conflicted relationship with the 100 days project. I’ve vaguely sort of considered the idea for many years, and given it a half hearted attempt. In 2020, in the depths of that long first lockdown, when life revolved around pressers and zoom and wiping down the groceries before they came in the house and setting up outside hand […]