Recap: Belgium

Note: Recaps are short tidbits from a trip; quick things I loved (or didn’t), food I ate, people I met or my general impression of a place. I love writing about my travels this way, it’s a cute memento and good way for me to remember what I was up to. Belgium was more of…

One Day in Athens

Forget one night in Bangkok, one day in Athens is where it’s at! We tried and failed to add Athens onto our fast-paced Eurotrip until I spotted some cheap flights from Berlin to Amsterdam. The budget flight gods had aligned – we could fly into Athens in the morning and fly back to Berlin in…

What to Wear in Myanmar: My Tips

If you’re heading to Myanmar, no doubt you’ll have heard that you need to dress conservatively. It’s true, you do need to put some extra thought into what to wear in Myanmar but in my experience, some of the info out there is a little exaggerated.

My Hpa-An Guide

Hpa-An is one of my favourite places in Myanmar – it’s beautiful, has heaps to do and is easy to get to! I stayed in Hpa-An for three nights near the end of my trip and it was the perfect place to end my 3 weeks in Myanmar. So without further ado, here is my…

Red Jumper

Just to switch things up a bit, this time I’ve got a jumper my mum knitted for me. I’ve tried knitting before when I was younger – after knitting a few bumpy, lumpy, rainbow coloured scarves and blanket strips I gave up and decided knitting wasn’t for me. My mum however, is an avid knitter.…

Hummingbird Peplum

Whenever I finish a project, if there is even a small amount of fabric leftover I often feel too guilty to throw it out. I keep these leftovers in a (now overflowing) rubber bucket under my desk and reassure myself that one day I dig into my bucket and use the fabric there…just like I…

Red Rayon V.2

I made a pact with myself that from now on I will only sew things that fill gaps in my wardrobe, instead of randomly making things I don’t even wear that often. Lately, I’ve been looking at things I’ve made but hardly wear and trying to ‘remake’ them into something I’ll actually wear. Back in…

An Intensely Modified Scout Tee

I’ve seen people raving about the Scout tee and there are some awesome versions out there. I have a lot of tops in the style of the Scout tee, so I bought the pattern thinking I could whip up heaps of cute tops from all the polyester in my stash. Alas, that was not the…

My Rigel

I jumped on the Papercut Patterns Rigel Bomber train and it’s definitely one of the fanciest things I’ve made sewing skills wise. The pattern says to use a woven but I had this Marc Jacobs knit (from the Fabric Store in Wellington) that I really wanted to use.

Sweat Courcelles

On a trip to Waihi/Tauranga over the summer I discovered the Tauranga branch of Moreland Fabrics… which had four floors. I ended up buying some lovely sweater knit fabric which was only $5 a metre! By chance I found a French PDF pattern by Cozy Little World. The pattern has two options, one for a…