Slow Stitch: A Book Review

I recently received a copy of Claire Wellesley-Smith’s beautiful new book Slow Stitch: Mindful and Contemplative Textile Art. It’s an absolutely gorgeous book from outside in, with a suitably tactile cover. Given the synergy of the book with Slotober, I thought it’d post a short review and some pictures before the […]

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Boudoir Blushes PJs

Encouraged by Lingerie Sewing Month, I finally sewed a project from The Secrets of Sewing Lingerie by Katherine Sheers and Laura Stanford. This is the Boudoir Blushes camisole and french knickers set, made as pjs in a cotton blend fabric purchased in Berlin’s Turkish Market. My review of the book and more about

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2014: A Wrap-Up

Happy New Year everyone! National Day fireworks in Hong Kong Makes I started this blog over Christmas, back in 2011. That was mine and Phil’s first Christmas in our house, so 2014 marks our fourth Christmas living together. I often start new hobbies and projects over the Christmas break; last year

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Casper & Wendy Full Circle Bag from Handmade Bags in Natural Fabrics

I’m a big fan of staring at Japanese pattern books – the colours and layouts are just so satisfying. This bag is from a new English-language release from Tuttle Publishing, Handmade Bags in Natural Fabrics: Over 25 Easy-to-Make Purses, Totes and More by Emiko Takahashi. This is the Full Circle Bag project from the

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