Greece speaks

EU referendum: Yanis Varoufakis says Britons should vote to stay in union

Former Greek finance minister says those who are most critical of Europe have a moral duty to stay in Europe, fight for it, and democratise it. 242 more words


Fall Capsule -- Day Tripper Top

Moving on through my fall capsule, we are now on to the tops!  This is the Day Tripper Top by Shwin Designs.  This is actually the second Day Tripper I’ve made.   769 more words

Pattern Review

Political non-speak

EU referendum: aka Britex

Brussels tells evasive Cameron to spell out agenda for talks
Frustrated officials and diplomats in Brussels say negotiations have not moved in months due to UK’s reluctance to table clear demands for EU reform. 330 more words


Before the Palace

I admit, with all the humility in the world, that I make the best omelette that’s ever been made. It didn’t come easily, but after many failures, I finally came upon a foolproof way to make them (courtesy of David Lebovitz’s fabulous cookbook, … 1,269 more words



Last weekend, my Mum came up for a visit, and we explored the Wintergardens in the Auckland Domain. Perfect opportunity to photograph some new makes! 500 more words


Silk Tie Sewing Tutorial

Would you like to try your hand at tie-making this Father’s Day?  It isn’t difficult to make your Dad a tie since the internet abounds with beautiful tutorials and even free patterns for all skill levels!   2,062 more words

Friday Posts

B6169 Moto Jacket in Navy & Smoke

I’ve been intrigued by the moto jacket.  It’s one of those garments I’ve heard fans of the capsule wardrobe call an “essential.”  It pops up on Pinterest over skirts and jeans alike, and every time I see it I think that the woman wearing it looks fantastic, but I’d never even tried one on myself. 735 more words