Colette Laurel Dress
I was true to my word on both counts from my Colette Laurel #1 post – that there would be another version and it would be in Ikea fabric.



I have really been enjoying reading my fellow bloggers goals and plans for the year, so I thought I may as well put mine out there in the public domain too – feel free to hold me to account should I slack off!

2013 saw my little blog turn one (which completely passed me by….) so I may just have to celebrate this milestone with a little giveaway soon!

Onto 2014 and some of my creative goals / plans:



Every year I think “It can’t be Christmas already” – and yet like clockwork, another 365 days have flown by. This is often the time when you pause and reflect on the year that has passed and inevitably I berate myself on not being more productive, or achieving the creative goals I set for myself at the start of the year.

Perhaps it’s time to be a bit easier on myself and just be grateful. And I do have a helluva lot to be grateful for. A huge thank you to my love and my cheer squad. Your encouragement, love and support mean the world to me. I am one lucky woman to have you.

Next my heart-felt thanks go to you – yes you. To all who take the time to stop by my little corner of the blogosphere, It makes me so happy to know my posts are being read, looked at and commented on. I am constantly inspired and motivated at the immense creativity being shared out there. My blog list grows by the day!

Here’s to 2014 and getting into all those crazy creative plans floating about in my head!


Continuing on with my hand-painted wooden jewellery kick, I have turned my attention from lobes to necks with some stripy chevron pendants.


Zippered Clutch
Tis the season for gift making and gift giving so I decided to try my hand at making some simple but useful zippered clutches.


As the weather starts to heat up in Sydney, I have been taking stock of my summer wardrobe. I hope I am not the only one who declares “I have absolutely nothing to wear, what on earth did I get about in last summer??”

I do actually have a distinct (bad pun warning ahead…)”short-age” of shorts in my wardrobe. The perfect no brainer item for summer, dressed up or down. My sewing journey thus far has included dresses, skirts and tops, but the only pants I have attempted are of the elastic waisted pajama kind, not for wearing outside the confines of the home.


Named Eliot Tailcoat Top

There’s a love affair going on with sewists and indie pattern companies and I am head over heels too. With new patterns popping up all over the place I am like a small excited child eyeing off the bursting lolly (candy) jar. Attempts at restraint are futile!



One of my other DIY loves is creating my own jewellery. I have been wanting to create some colourful geometric earrings for some time so I gathered my supplies and got to work, creating a colourful selection of new lovelies for my lobes.


I just love it when sewing provides that child-like thrill when you conquer something you previously thought was out of reach – like making tee-shirts. This may be one of the simplest makes but I am so chuffed at how it turned out. And check out the stripe matching…not too shabby. I love tee-shirts, and pretty much live in them, so to be able to whip up my own has become an exciting and potentially addictive prospect. So many jerseys, so little time!



For some reason I have a bit of a shortage of skirts at the moment, so instead of making a versatile, go with everything item, I chose a fabric that takes a children’s story book and puts it in a blender, then spits out the results onto fabric. Practicality be damned!