Thinking About: Orla Kiely

Thinking about Orla Kiely’s Autumn/Winter 13 presentation.
roxanne blouse – victory patterns // orla kiely pleated collar blouse via wishwishwish
orla kiely aw13  via memoirmode // sublime stitching forest friends embroidery design // vintage sweater via etsy
orla kiely aw13 via wishwishwish // burdastyle march 2013 brocade dress with petersham ribbon
orla kiely aw13 via wishwishwish //

Sometimes, I sew…

This is a post I’ve tried to write many times but it never quite feels right. Change is a constant as we all know, but some of us take longer to settle into it than others. I needed to press pause on blogging for a while to have the space

T.G.I.F. + More Croquis

Just wanted to pop in to say hi and a humongous thank you for all the encouragement too. Things have been plenty better this week with several interviews. The positions are mostly a step down from what I was doing but with good companies so keep your fingers crossed. Unfortunately,

T.G.I.F + Foreign Language Blogs

And what a Friday it has been! I’ve spent a lovely day on Goldhawk Road with Handmade Jane, Su-Sews-So-So and Myfabrication and as per usual I forgot to bring a camera. Question: if there are no images of the purchases made, do they really count?

Meanwhile, here’s another question for you:

TGIF: Napping in Napier

I’m on the road again with a last minute overnight trip to Napier. Normally on these trips I get zero time to actually look around and so I was stoked on this one to catch the last of the late afternoon sun and a walk on the beach. Here’s a

Out of Control

Do you ever fell like Lucy & Ethel at the chocolate factory? Like someone has been cranking up the conveyor belt speed?

The last couple of weeks have been like that and just like Lucy and Ethel I’m running round trying to deal with every piece coming off the line but

TGIF: Pattern Knock-out


Oh the indecision! I purchased some lovely fabric last weekend but what to do with it?

The first length is a soft and silky fabric named ‘florida faille’ according to Spotlight.

The second is a turquoise dizzy floral print cotton.

I have a couple of metres of both but I can’t decide between

TGIS (Thank God It’s Sunday): Lazy Gardening

This weekend has just flown by so I never quite got round to doing a TGIF post this week.
Instead I’ve collated all the Self Stitched September photos so you can see them above or on Flickr if you’re interested. I think I’m still absorbing the lessons learned so I’m going

TGIF: Beautifulness

By the time Friday rolls around I always feel a little introspective so it’s a perfect time to post 10 things you probably don’t know about me. The gorgeous and talented Solvi at definelise, Laurwyn of QuirkyPrettyCute + Patty at The Snug Bug have sent me the lovely Beautiful

TGIF + Memories

I’ve been thinking a lot about my Nana today.  I was digging through an old photo album trying to find a picture I know I have of my very first sewing machine – a “my little pony” monstrosity like this one.

But  I seem to have removed it from it’s pocket.