Friday, 28 June 2013

Shop Update the 70s

Some lovely 70's style items in the shop now!


Thursday, 13 June 2013

ATM Doorways and Bikinis

Another regular item I want to introduce around these parts is an ATM. No not the hole in the wall you're thinking about, where you service all your cash needs but a "what I'm up to At The Moment" -or what I've been working on recently.

First up is a crochet garland to brighten up our apartments front door. I was inspired here through pinterest and from this lovely little lady's door.

I've been Cooking with Spargel! I actually made this mushroom and asparagus, polenta based tart from the Bojon Gourmet Blog. I made it a bit less gourmet by using button mushrooms instead of shitake and there was no truffle salt in sight, but it was still very yummy! It's the first time I've made polenta that didn't taste like meh -am I doing it wrong or is plain polenta just not nice?? (My spellcheck doesn't like polenta and wants me to change it to tadpole based tart, hmm doesn't sound as good).

The aforementioned crochet bikini. A little wonky but coming along ok! I had some problems to begin with which involved the bikini decreasing too quickly, and a lot of questions involving far too much laughter from my friends about how my itty bitty bikini was coming along! I sorted that problem out only to be stuck again at the moment, not sure if there is a mistake in the pattern or I just can't read it properly...
Would you wear a crochet bikini?

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Listening to now....

I'd like to start sharing here music I think is great on a regular basis. First up is a remix of a great indie folk band I recently discovered -Daughter

Youth (Love Thy Brother Remix) - Daughter from Up All Niight on Vimeo.

It made me want to go out and really live my life to the full.
What do you think?

Monday, 10 June 2013

Shoppity Shop

Snuggly jumpers and cardigans in the shop soon!

I can just picture them over a pair of denim cut-offs can't you?


Sunday, 2 June 2013


At the moment I am sewing a dress from a pattern for the very first time! I have sewed things in the past but never from a pattern. I'm attempting Burda pattern 7113 which is a re-release of a 60's pattern for a dress, cape and bolero (I'm just sewing the dress).  I would have picked something a bit less involved than a fully lined dress however my Mum convinced me to go with this. She obviously has more faith in my abilities than me!

Burda 7113 New Vintage Pattern

All cut out

Apparently Burda patterns are a bit different to others in that you have to add the seam and hem allowance (they aren't included in the paper pattern). This took me soooo long, it was a real pain.

I'm also crocheting a bikini from a vintage German pattern. This is definitely diving into the deep end with my level of both German and crochet. It took me ages just to work out the diagram was in cm and not stitches... I do like a challenge though and this is definitely keeping me on my toes.

I also have some amazing pieces for the shop and am waiting and hoping for some sunshine so I can take some decent photos.