It was a wonderful month, for many reasons. Chris and I tied the knot in front of family and friends in a beautiful garden wedding in Nairobi, Kenya. I got to meet my new in-laws and Chris' friends. We had an amazing time there and I wish we could have stayed for a bit longer.… Continue reading September – all change!
So when I wrote in June I didn't imagine it would be mid-August when I would next write an update. My friend and I did go on our fabric shopping trip and we had far more fun than we probably should have had poking around the fabric warehouse she had found the Walthamstow area. The… Continue reading Update on plan
I'm very excited about an upcoming fabric shopping trip I'm undertaking with a good friend of mine. We've known each other now for just under 20 years so it will be a fun day. First stop will be Brixton to check out the fabric selection there. Then on to Goldhawk Road to look for goodies… Continue reading Plan!
So as a general rule I don't read incomplete trilogies, so imagine my great dismay when I belatedly realised I had started this one! The first in the series is called The Soldier but I am already on to The Warship. I should admit, my tastes in fiction tend to drift from one topic to… Continue reading Neal Asher – Rise of the Jain
I recently finished two items out of the burdastyle magazine. You can see them on the burdastyle community website: White top - Crepe de chine from Gratacos, Barcelona. Purchase made last year. Mulberry Grey Jacquard Jersey Sporty Midi Skirt - Jacquard from Bloomsbury Fabric, purchased earlier this year. I can't wait to try my skirt… Continue reading Two burdastyle finished items
Where to start with Queenie? The offering by Candice Carty-Williams seems simple at first. Come and hear the story of a 20-something South London young woman with a Jamaican heritage. My interest is piqued, and I'm ready! Cover of Queenie Immediately on reading you begin to realise that all is not well in Queenie's world,… Continue reading Queenie
Today I wanted to turn on my sewing machine and continue with a top I was making out of the burdastyle magazine with some fabric I got from the amazing Gratacos shop in Barcelona. Plain white but with a lovely drape. However there is a classic problem with this room. First, it is a standard… Continue reading Sewing Room Blues
One of the problems with the London pace is that the weeks just seem to fly by. We spend our time running from one activity to another, constantly switched on to our mobile devices and other screens. I am totally guilty of that. The added fun of purchasing and then redecorating our home, whilst also… Continue reading Remembering how to read