Best thing I bought this week? An EGG SLICER. A must for the hard-boiled eggs atop my summer salads;-)
Saturday, November 12, 2011
I had a blissful weekend, hosting my Mind Twin. We hit Petone for a wander and found SweetPea for a wee bite to eat. I grabbed half a dozen of their scrummy cupcakes for afternoon tea. I did share them;-) Delicious! We saw another cupcake place, The Cupcakery, is going to open too! So Petone is clearly now a cupcake lovers mecca.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
How can a sustainable local community (which is to say a sustainable local economy) function? I am going to suggest a set of rules that I think such a community would have to follow. I hasten to say that I do not understand these rules as predictions; I am not interested in foretelling the future. If these rules have any validity, it is because they apply now.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
I'm working hard on improving my sewing from the slap-happy beginner I am. My main struggle is with getting the fit right. I finished this dress back in June - just when it got too cold to wear it. Next time I'll downsize the top even more and attempt a proper Small Bust Adjustment. It's a forgiving fit being a wrap dress.
I bought Pip's Sew La Tea Do purely on the basis of the wrap around skirt pattern. The fabric screamed Holly Hobbie to me. Just the thing I was right into last time I wore wrap around skirts! Yeah, t-shirt doesn't match - will sort that out before summer.
And the Tunic dress from Sew La Tea Do. Again, I started out making it in the wrong size, then realised that women of a certain age and figure can't really wear tunics without looking like they're wearing a paper bag. So a bit of hacking and sewing makes this more wearable. Just.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
I was blessed to win a giveaway SweetP had on her blog a while ago. I scored this fun Tri'Coterie self-striping sock yarn which I whipped up into a pair of plain toe-up socks for ME (despite begging from other residents). It's Maylin's Red Queen colourway and I love the FUN of the stripes. SweetP also sent a sweet project bag, cute owl stickers and sweeties! It was such a lovely parcel to receive. Mwah!