Love note to a red silk Ogden Cami and a beautiful Bernina 830

This silk is luscious and the sewing machine a dream come true. Here they are together. So I’ll start with the machine, which I first wrote about here. I have made quite a few things with it now, and have come to the conclusion that it is absolutely the best money I’ve ever spent. It…

Singer Sewing Book from 1954

I stumbled on this book in a second hand bookshop a few weeks ago, while staying with my daughter in country New South Wales. What a gem! 260 pages full of insights and information on sewing, as it was viewed in the mid-50s. And so great that this book was published the very same year…

Silk-lined leather clutch – and a stuffaway shopping tote

I’ve been sewing a bunch of useful things out of leftover fabric lately. Partly to test out my new (to me) sewing machine, and partly because they really are just useful. Of all of them, these two are my favourites. Made on the spur of the moment last night and both used today for the…

Bluetooth speaker cover – 2nd time lucky!

This is my second attempt at making a cover for my bluetooth speaker, to protect it during travel. My first attempt is here, with my thoughts on improving it because it really wasn’t easy to get the speaker in and out of its cover with that very rough design. Now that I’ve followed through with…