20 mile night hike for Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres

Friday night, 2 weeks ago, Angus and I along with my work colleague Michelle and 2 of her friends Clive and Claire completed a 20 mile walk through London for Maggie’s Cancer Caring centers in the UK. Our walk started at 8:15pm (after completed a full day at work) and saw us walk from Tower bridge area to the west (Hammersmith) and back to the city, finishing near St Pauls, with a several stops along the way to enjoy some tea/coffee and snacks; we crossed the finish line just after 5am Saturday morning. At times I can descibe our feelings … Continue reading

Geometric Reversible Skirt with Spots

I made this little skirt on Saturday, using some African wax print cotton and some spotty fabric – it is the same pattern as the skirt in my reversible skirt tutorial    I initially got the idea for this skirt from  http://verypurpleperson.com/2009/12/easy-full-skirt-and-little-tutorial.html. I have made a few adjustment to suit my choice of fabric. It was pretty easy to create – just 90 minutes of time and using only 2 lengths of fabric, elastic and my trusty Singer sewing machine. This skirt is now for sale on Etsy – so be sure to check it out. (custom orders are available! – contact … Continue reading

Green skirt with lining

This skirt I made last year at the end of summer. It is based on another pattern I saw on the Burder Style website –   Ida Maria high waisted skirt . This pattern is a great basic skirt pattern which can be easily modified for other great skirt designs. Essentially 2 lengths of fabric approx 50cm x 70cm,  1 length of waistband fabric approx 80cm x 10cm and a zipper. I modified the pattern slightly to include fixed pleats at the waist band rather than just gathered fabric along with adding lining to the skirt. The skirt has a zipper on … Continue reading