The I do like a bit of white linen. I have had some success with my flea market purchases of white linen. Like the white handkerchief dress which I realized was too see through after I had bought it, and it languished in the wardrobe for a couple of months until I decided to dye… Continue reading White Linen winner!
Well I’m still here, in the dark, but here. The power cuts are starting to bite and my sewing is suffering a bit. However it does bring my organizational skills into play, as I try to organize my sewing. This morning for example, I was up at five ready to go to the gym, but… Continue reading Refashioning a refashion!
I bought this grey cardigan at the flea market for $5.00 a few months ago and have worn it a few times this winter. I love cardigans and I usually wear them unbuttoned, but there was something about this cardigan (I think it was the neckline) that made it look better buttoned up. Anyway when… Continue reading Cardigan to Sweater
I like shopping, but I don’t love it! Living in Zimbabwe over the past twenty years has taken the lustre out of what was a favourite pastime of mine. Our food shops here are well stocked now with virtually every type of ingredient you can imagine and it seems like a long time ago that… Continue reading Dotty Shopper!
Having mentioned in a previous article that we had very few charity shops in Harare, my good friend Mary Lou brought to my attention a shop that opens once a week and all proceeds go specifically to helping the elderly, here in Zimbabwe. She mentioned it on the Thursday and fortunately it was open on… Continue reading Dyeing for a bargain.
The saying goes “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure” and “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” and this is so true when it comes to repurposing items that you find lying around the house or in this case, the garden. A few weeks ago I had a contractor round to give me… Continue reading One Man’s Junk…
I am not usually a particularly frilly person. However I saw a skirt on Pinterest and really liked it and “pinned” it to my sewing board to try at a later date. Well the later date arrived, and having found the instructions for the skirt on Ruffles and Roses.com I set to work. This is… Continue reading Skills with frills.