Saturday, August 27


Thanks to my mum's aplotment I had a gigantic courgette. Thanks to Mark's Daily Apple I knew what to do with it. And the best part? I still have 3/4 of the courgette left! The next set will be less burnt, and hopefully involve cheese :)

Monday, August 22

Coasting along

Made with leftover scraps from a couple of Moda projects.

Thursday, August 18

Rosas Amarillas

Although I don't generally like yellow, it's been growing on me lately. I certainly can't deny it's a very happy colour :)

Saturday, August 13

The Joy of Foreign Flatmates

Friday night was spent, as all Friday nights should be, with good food, good people, and dangerous drinks. And the best part? When I woke up the following morning, they had done all the clearing up! A cake of some kind should definitely feature soon as a thank you for my lovely flatmates. 

 Golden tequila, which is apparently drunk with slices of orange sprinkled with cinnamon, and is definitely just as effective as the better known silver/lime/salt combination. Fresh guacamole, handmade by a real Mexican - devoured on top of potatoes with butter...! Not as neat/tidy as tortilla chips, but literally (and necessarily) finger-licking good.

 Arepas - handmade by... the only non-native Spanish speaker in the kitchen, me! I suppose practice does make (close enough to) perfect after all: there were no complaints from anyone who knows what arepas should be like. The spring onion, however, is still a mystery to me. I believe it was all still there at the end of the evening...

Several kilos of the best beef Seven Sisters had to offer. Photographing piles of raw meat in an appetising manner was a lot harder than I had expected - next time I'll wait until it's been cooked :)

Just to have something girly in this post ;)

Saturday, August 6

To Dye For

Before (no processing of the photo, but taken under shop lighting): a gorgeous denim jacket that fits and looks great, but is not something I would want to wear with blue denim jeans/skirts.

After: Dylon washing machine dye in "Velvet Black" - not enough to dye the jacket completely black, but enough to turn it a very dark indigo (black under most lights). In a happy accident the yellow thread was polyester so remained yellow after the dyeing. A perfect match for the bag I made last week!

Tuesday, August 2

I feel 6 again


Made following this excellent tutorial. Having cut out the main piece of the skirt the waist opening appeared to stretch to ridiculous proportions - if you're making this skirt yourself don't panic. Just pin and stretch the waistband to fit, and everything will be ok. Having said that - cutting out the bottom hem before cutting out the waist opening would have made it easier to get a circular, rather than oval, skirt (although it was nothing a rotary cutter couldn't fix). Now, off to twirl... ;)