Weekend House Guest: Monsieur Serger

Oooohh, look who has come to stay this weekend! Isn’t he handsome? Meet Monsieur Serger, who has graced my house for the next few days. This visit heralds a busy time in the sewing room. I’ve been cutting away at my stash already, getting projects ready to stitch. Included in the pile is my Frida skirt… Continue reading Weekend House Guest: Monsieur Serger

Local Love · Sewing

Local Love: Nick’s Fabrics

When I received an email from Nick’s Fabrics in Mt.Eden announcing a price-slashing ‘moving out’ sale, my breath caught in my chest. Nick’s is the most awesome of discount fabric stores in Auckland and a sale there means super–low furnishing and dress fabric prices. But was Nick’s closing? Nick’s is a small shop about half… Continue reading Local Love: Nick’s Fabrics

Inspiration: Artist · Photography · Sewing

Inspiration: Mr Finch

I’ve got to hand it to Shannon at Stitch Freak – she finds and freaks about some simply amazing textile artists. One of her most recent discoveries is Mr Finch, an incredible British artist. So, with a hat tip to Shannon, let’s take a look at the inspirational Mr Finch …   Now isn’t that… Continue reading Inspiration: Mr Finch

Quilting · Sewing

The beauty of something useful

“Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” (William Morris)  Mr Morris, this crooked, faded and mis-sewn piece of leather is both useful and beautiful to me. It is a simple sheath, roughly folded and quickly stitched. Over time it has molded to the shape and… Continue reading The beauty of something useful


How to use Bloglovin’: some tips for people who love to read blogs

I recently joined up to Bloglovin, to make it easier for people like you to follow along with new updates, and hopefully to get some more readers, too. This is a quick post on how to use Bloglovin’. What is Bloglovin? Bloglovin’ is an online service that gathers up all the blogs you read, in… Continue reading How to use Bloglovin’: some tips for people who love to read blogs