Please excuse the mirror selfies, but I just finished the next piece of my French capsule wardrobe: a self-drafted cold shoulder tunic. It’s got a high/low hemline, side vents, a back pleat and snap closures at the shoulders.
I’m a planner, some might say compulsively so. It’s only natural then that my first thought is what I’m going to wear - after all, how do you plan for a whole month away with only one suitcase?
I made super easy collapsible dice trays to prevent damaging tables and losing dice across the table or in the popcorn bowl - and you can too! There’s a no-sew version and a sewn version.
I'm about to update my Etsy store's "About" page and it seems a shame to just delete it with no record of why I started this wacky journey - so here it is!
Lately, I've found myself cooking a lot of dishes with nothing more than pantry staples - mostly because I just can't be bothered going to the shops. I figured that I'm unlikely to be the only one in this situation, so I thought I'd share those recipes here.
I knew I had a problem when I couldn't fit any more fabric in my cupboard and literally had piles of fabric strewn around my sewing room. How's a girl to know what she has and what can be used for which projects? Something had to be done.
Last year, husband suggested crunchy muesli (AKA granola for those in America) clusters with yoghurt as an addition to the breakfast rotation. The only problem was that all the commercial varieties had too much sugar, were insufficiently crunchy or were prohibitively expensive - or all three!
Thus began the great crunch hunt of 2016, resulting in the following recipe...
Like the good little bulk-meal-prepper that I am, yesterday I took myself off to Costco and bought a slab of beef mince and a vaccuum-sealed pack of chicken thighs. I do not use the word 'slab' lightly. This thing was more than 3kg.
Buying a printable file can cost less than the paper (or cardstock) you'll print it on!
You might be wondering why I've chosen to do an Etsy printable round up instead of a freebie printable roundup. The simple answer is because I believe designers should be compensated for their designs and that it's something that our online/digital culture doesn't nurture enough.
If you've been keeping up with my casual cosplays on Instagram (or know me in real life), you might have noticed that my casual cosplays don't tend to be particularly casual...
Sorry for the radio silence, I've had a lot going on - the most exciting of which is that I've finally restocked and reopened my Etsy store!
Today I double-booked myself: this month's Canberra Sewing Crew meet-up and a Days for Girls sewing day. Rather than cancel either plan, I went to both, and while I'm now exhausted, I'm glad I did.
The Mighty recently published an article about living with high-functioning anxiety and it got me thinking. What would my life be like if I didn't suffer from anxiety? Would I be as ambitious? As successful? Am I these things because of my anxiety or despite it?
It's been a while since I've posted. I feel like I'm catching up with a friend who I haven't seen in ages: slightly unsure of my reception, more than a little guilty for neglecting our relationship, and unexpectedly happy to be here talking (writing) to you.