MMM14 | Day 4 – Archer Shirt

Last night, I went out for dinner and then on to the movies, wearing my Grainline Studio Archer shirt. RTW dress, and everything else. Tonight, I’m going to tackle the first of my skirts I am making for MMM’14, the red linen. First task is to sort out the pattern pieces, and lay them out […]

MMMay14 | The Plan


Most of my sewing over the past months has been, appropriately so, for spring/summer wear. Not so much for autumn/winter, which is upon us right now here in Melbourne. So last night, I spent some time pouring over my pattern collection, working out what I really need in my AW wardrobe (which is pretty much everything!!), and […]

Hi there, it’s been awhile!

Well there’s nothing like throwing your hat over the wall to bring you back down to earth! I’ve just signed up for Me-Made-May’14! Here’s what I’ve pledged… I, Helene from, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’14. I endeavour to wear at least two me-made items each week for the duration of May 2014. […]

Grainline Studio Archer Shirt in Alexander Henry Voile & Liberty Tana Lawn

Are you loving the Archers that are showing up around the traps for Archer Appreciation Month? Just in case you don’t know what I’m talking about, you can read all the details on Rochelle’s blog over at Lucky Lucille, or on Erin’s Miss Crayola Creepy blog, or of course, on Jen’s Grainline Studio blog. OK. […]

Grainline Studio Archer Shirt in Marc Jacobs Plaid Voile

I feel rather embarrassed that I haven’t posted since before I attended The Craft Sessions – over two months ago! I’d fully intended to write all about it immediately after the weekend, to share with you just how amazing it was. But I want to share my Grainline Studio Archer shirts I’ve made first, before December is gone. It’s already the 30th! Nothing […]

The Craft Sessions

The Craft Sessions

I’m so excited! In a few day’s time, I’ll be attending The Craft Sessions weekend workshop in the beautiful Yarra Valley! I’m signed up for both Saturday and Sunday classes with the fabulous Sophie Parslow who writes a great blog called Cirque du Bébé. On Saturday, she’ll be teaching us the ins and outs of making the […]

Curious Nature Quilt for Moshe – finished!

Moshe's Curious Nature Quilt - 05

Please note – this post is very heavily image-loaded, I just couldn’t stop clicking my camera button! And then I couldn’t bring myself to leave any of these pictures out, so forgive me, I’m just a little besotted with this one! It’s only taken me a whole year to sew on the binding, and I’ve done it […]

Finally, lycra!

Botanicus Stretch - swimwear fabric

Och, I’ll be so happy when this wretched flu is done! I’m so over it! Today is Day 16, and I still have a scratchy voice and revolting cough, and I’m still so tired. I’d decided that I really should make the effort yesterday afternoon to go to my brother-in-law’s 60th birthday party, but after […]