‘What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.’  Colette


Colette Walden Cooper Bag

Today is Michael’s 30th birthday! He needed a new messenger bag and when he saw this pattern he wanted me to make him one. So we went to the fabric store, he picked everything out and I went to work! 122 more words


Nonsensical Short Story - spoken by Giselle and Colette

Half the credit of this nonsensical short story of sorts goes to Giselle, my sister. This story was created in the car – and out of it. 617 more words

Short Stories

The Botanical Blues Dress

When I first started sewing, I was obsessed with trawling through op shops to find fabrics, patterns and other notions. In those early days I picked up a fair bit of rubbish which has since been re-donated, but this little piece of fabric has survived in my stash for almost 8 years, waiting for the perfect project. 571 more words


Yellow Flowers & Wooden Leaves (Colette Moneta)

Michael walked through the door with a bunch of hand cut flowers the other day and it was the sweetest surprise!

How cute is this necklace from Layla Amber?! 65 more words


Chéri, by Colette, translated by Roger Senhouse

The nearest there was to censorship of my reading when I was a girl, was when my mother, murmuring something about saving it for when I was older, discreetly removed the Folio edition of… 787 more words


Wednesday's Words Of Wisdom Brought To You By Colette and Me

You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm!

I went to collect the few personal belongings which…I held to be invaluable: my cat, my resolve to travel, and my solitude. 355 more words

My Bohemian Life