‘White shirt’ bras – and stargazing treefrogs

If you haven’t already figured it out, I love using really bright or unusual prints.  Making nude coloured bras doesn’t interest me in the slightest as I find them incredibly bland and boring.  But, I also like wearing gauzy white linen shirts in the summer and not having my bra show through.  So I’ve come…

DIY kayak spray skirt

Today’s project is a replacement for the spray skirt for the TK1. The current skirt came with the kayak when I bought it some 20 years ago. It was second hand then and already a veteran of a few Murray Marathons.   It has served it’s owners well but  has now mostly delaminated and parts…

Unselfish sewing: Pants and Shirts

The last two weeks I’ve been sewing for DH. The original request was for a couple of polo shirts to wear will working in the paddocks. Quickly followed by a request for a “long sleeve woven, or two, no make that five. A couple of work pants…. jeans would be good. Oh yeah, remember that…

Sewing in 2018

Happy new year.  Hope its a good one! I must also confess that I’m not the best at sticking to my sewing plans. So many aspects of my day are the ‘have to do’ and my sewing is my ‘want to do’.  But there are a few things I’d ‘like-to-do’ in 2018. 1. Reduce my…

SWAP 2018 planning

I’ve been looking forward to start of SG’s 2018 SWAP next week. I am a fair way into the planning phase with two possible wardrobe plans. I dived into my stash and surfaced with a colour scheme of whites, pinks and greys. The colours of a Galah – and hence the working title of “What…

Weaving: Huck lace sampler

This summer I’d like to weave and sew a lacy top. One of my first weaving projects as a silk scarf woven in huck lace and plain weave. It was so delicate. I am always intrigued with lace weaves; by how the threads shift once the cloth is off the loom and washed. For my…