New Shoes

Hi !

There has not been a lot of sewing going on lately but here are some quick snaps of my new shoes from Target!

It rains a lot in Sydney and your shoes get ruined – gumboots (or rainboots) are a must.  Aren’t they cute?!


Also in the photo is some of my collection of concrete pots. My collection continues to grow – I love the one with the little “atomic” legs and the boys were keen to help spray paint them.

They are addictive and they will form part of our garden design when we get some landscaping done (one day!),

I have been selling lots of things on eBay lately so I can buy more!  Just as an drug addict turns to drug dealing this is how I am funding my addiction!  Well, it’s not hurting anyone is it?

Actually – with joining the gym and the eBaying – there has not been much time for sewing – that, and it’s been so hot!  I can’t even think straight, let alone sew in the heat and humidity !!

Roll on Autumn I say – then I can wear these:


Platform wedge heeled shoes have been readily available in the last few years – they add an authentic vintage look to your vintage or retro outfit and if you don’t do stilettos – they are a more comfortable option which look great – and feel more stable wihch is important when you are 175cms tall (or almost 5’10”)!

I can’t wait to feel some cool breezes instead of sweat trickling down my back.

Are you so over summer (or winter as the case may be)?


Valentines Day and Divorce

Hi, Happy Valentines Day!

Did you get roses?! I hope so!

Did you have a special outfit? I noticed some people on Instagram were dressing accordingly so I dug out this baby:


It’s Moschino Cheap and Chic skirt from about 1999 or 2000.

I remember because I was a newlywed when I bought it. I was working in fashion at Double Bay at the time for an importer of High End Italian clothing. I fell in love and I popped it on lay by – no worries right?

Well my husband was wondering where all the cash was going and there were a few choice words exchanged.

Let me tell I have not spent $300 on any garment since -except for a rain coat I have had for five years now!

I didn’t end up wearing the skirt today as our good friend Kieran came over to do some work in our garden. We were out there for three hours sweating it out!

Our garden has gum trees which rain leaves and banches down on all below! The lawn is self seeded since the drought ended and scruffy. There is a real mixture of Australian native plants (the gum trees, bottle brush, native violet) and exotics (frangipani, bird of paradise, nz flax, bougainvillea, aloe vera).


I am so pleased with how it looks and we discussed a few simple things we could to make it nicer.


So luckily that skirt didn’t cause a divorce but back then it felt like we were pretty close to it. Thanks Mark for organising the work on the garden – that makes me really happy – it’s better than chocolates or something from Michael Hill. 💌