The Full Moon Experiment

This is not my usual sewing post. I am lost. Yes, lost. Yet, the truth is I’ve never felt so lost yet exhilarated with the potential of what’s happening. It is totally an experiment inspired by the mid autumn festival, where … Continue reading

The Darlings, the School of Fish Romper and a Giveaway winner

Just before we flew home from our trip down under, we got to meet sewing BFF Veronica Darling and her family for brunch next to the Yarra River. At a quaint cafe called Pony. The weather was wonderful and we had such a … Continue reading

Self Drafted Postmark Skirt & “Stylish Skirt” Giveaway

When I said “Yes!” to reviewing “Stylish Skirts”, I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. I thought this was a typical Japanese sewing book but it wasn’t. I though there were patterns I could refer to.  I couldn’t find … Continue reading

Linen Bamboo Blouse & “Basic Black” Giveaway

Just before our vacation, I received  two Japanese sewing books from Tuttle Publishing that has recently been translated to English for review. “Basic Black: 25 Edgy Essentials for the Modern Wardrobe” by Sato Watanabe was one of them. When I got … Continue reading

Australia Part 3: Hobart

I fell in love with Hobart many years ago. It really does have the freshest air I’ve ever inhaled and some of the freshest produce I’ve ever eaten! Here are some of my fave places to visit and I’m just overjoyed when … Continue reading

Australia Part 2: Brighton Bath Boxes & the 70s culottes

On our way back from the Great Ocean Road, we had to make a stop at Brighton Beach in Melbourne, home to these delightful Bath Boxes. It’s color therapy time and too difficult to pick a favorite. This place made us so jolly,  … Continue reading

Australia Part 1: The Road Trip

While sewing has not stopped, I found myself sacrificing blog time for sew time. With things getting busier and kids’ chauffeuring getting crazier,  sew time has become more precious  than ever. Photography takes time and I would rather step on my machine … Continue reading

Border Print Silk Bomber & Giveaway winner!

The idea of a silk bomber jacket is so very alluring.  It didn’t help that the image of this border print bomber on the runway lurked in my consciousness, refusing to go away. I was lured and eagerly awaited the arrival of Papercut … Continue reading