Category Sewing

The Gospel according to Gaston.

Ahhhh Time. Something of which I don’t seem to have all that much of lately. I think I used to somehow make better use of my time while we lived in the UK, I had a full-time (+extra) job, crafted, and managed to fit in some exercise, yet at the moment I am struggling to […]

Back to School

It’s true. I did not quit my job to be a unemployed slacker, there was a reason, and the reason is my return to school so I can re-qualify as a laboratory scientist in California! Yeah! I am very excited, but that is of course partly because I am a super nerd who loves school, […]

R2-D(ress)2 and My Wildly Inappropriate Everyday Dress

It was soooo… freaking hot this weekend. Last summer I mainly spent at work in an air-conditioned building, so didn’t require all that much of a summer wardrobe. This year… I quit, so have found myself feeling somewhat warm when I go out in the daytime. Short shorts and vest tops have been embraced, but […]

Quick bags for Organisation.

Last weekend we went camping up at Union Valley Reservoir: Yup. It is kind of empty! Anyhow, camping of course involved the purchase of a proper grown-up tent (our previous tent we left behind in the UK as it was fit for nothing but muddy music festivals….. and only barely – it had a rip […]

Comox Trunks…

…or where I finally start making Mr M the Comox Trunks intended as a Christmas Present. Yup. I bought him the Comox Trunks kit for Christmas, but it is now April and I had yet to make him them! These were the first try, not made with the supplies in the kit, but with some […]

Scout Scout Scout

I am generally a very casually dressed person. Like tshirt and jeans pretty much 99% of the time. However, I recently had occasion to require something a little smarter (when I say recently, I actually mean over 3 weeks ago, (eagle eyed readers might remember it from this post) but I didn’t get around to […]

On Game Days We Wear Teal….. Part 2.

This weekend has been a lazy weekend. I think it was due after a hectic week, but I did make an effort on Saturday morning to make Mr M a new shirt. It is another Colette Negroni, made using the exact same pieces that I had already adjusted for his previous shirts here. I made […]