Category Archives: Colour


I’ve had this turquoise cardy for a few years now, I love it’s gorgeous colour but the style and the fit scream rest home. So I cut the buttons off and reshaped the neckline.

Then I sliced some pretty polka-dotted fabric into bias strips and double-folded it the old fashioned way (steam iron and burnt fingers).

Pinned in place, it was a breeze to sew on with the help of a walking foot. I wore it to school as my colourful nod to Valentine’s Day. Better late then never.



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Week 2.

The year has started off slowly. I think I kinda overdid it at Christmas time when I sewed like a thing possessed right through December. Looking at my diary I actually haven’t made anything since. Six weeks. That’s a serious burn out.

I’m easing back into things with some juicy class projects. These scraps are from a set of class beanies. The kids have designed their own styles but the beanies will be made in the same colours and then worn together when the class go on camp to Stewart Island later in the year.

This week I’m just taking it one beanie at a time.


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Maybe I could have two words. ‘Simplify’ is all very well and good but ‘colour’ sounds like so much more fun. James gave me these beads for Christmas, like four strings of coloured lights. Maybe he knew something I didn’t?

The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most.
   John Ruskin

I defer to an expert.


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