A last post for the year.


I’ve been a bit remiss about posting of late, mainly because I’m starting a new job in the new year, as well as general end-of-year madness. I finally completed my first costume- a version of Merida’s dress from Brave- but I’m not going to post that until the wig arrives and I can pose for the complete look. It was a lot of bloody work, I’ll tell you that. It’ll be worth it for Free Comic Book Day though. Continue reading


My Dream Fabric 4: Imaginary Lottery Win.

MDF 4I can’t do it any more. I can’t pick just one fabric at a time to lust after. They’re all just too pretty! So this week I’m going to make like a Donna Juanita of fabric-lovin’ and choose my favourites like I just came into a generous, hopefully tax-free lump sum of money. Being practical, of course most of that would go toward paying off debt, some savings, perhaps a nice first-class trip somewhere and a dishwasher (dishwashers! O the champagne dreams!). And then I’d rock fabric.com and plushaddict like a hurricane. Going Crazy. Buying  4 metre lengths at a time. Livin’ la vida loca.

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My Dream fabric #3: Makower Locally Grown Eggs


So, I was thinking about baby birds the other day (as you do), and it seems to me that the cuter the chick, the uglier the adult bird and vice-versa. Chickens are not the ugliest bird around, but they are kind of silly-looking, and/ or boring; but their chicks are so cute and yellow and fluffy! Totes adorbs, as I’m told  the young people say these days . Continue reading

My Dream Fabric #2: Michael Miller Flight in navy


I have a confession to make: I’m a sucker for fabric with birds on it. Even if it does remind me uncomfortably of that Portlandia skit. I bought the most adorable top in Thailand on sale that had both laser-cutting (laser-cut fabric! so futuristic! clothes of the future!) and black birdies flying in a white sky (musta been cloudy that day). Alas, I neglected to try it on; there really wasn’t anywhere to do that, it was this tiny stand in the upper floors of Terminal 21; and when I got home I realised that by upper arms were too fat to get my arms in  and my boobs were to big (!) to do up the blouse.  It was child-sized. I am still very sad about that.

So I covet this, rather. it’s quilting fabric (all the best patterns are ) so it would be a bit heavy for a blouse, but I could see it in a cute tunic dress- perhaps the  dress hack of Tilly’s Mathilde blouse?

My Dream fabric #1: Michael Miller Pointillism Primary


I’ve decided to do a weekly feature on the fabrics I see out there on the interwebs but cannot possibly afford to buy myself. There are quite a few (hundred) so, I’ll narrow it down to one a week.

This week, I’m in love with Michael Miller Pointillism Primary. it’s such a lovely mix of dark and colourful, great for a dress to go from day to night! Possibly even a cool variation of Burda 7012. I can totally see it happening. I like that the pattern is interesting but still wearable- so many of these patterns look great on the bolt but look silly on a human person.

It’s available at Plush Addict for £10.00 per metre, plus shipping. so, let’s say 4 metres and about 12 pounds shipping, a grand total of £53- R832.71! YOINKS! I shall have to wait for that to go on sale! A girl can dream though…

*DISCLAIMER* Nobody has sponsored me or gifted me items or money or anything, because nobody gives me anything for free. It makes me sad.