Two thousand and fifteen was a year of adjustment. Upon returning from my 12 month exchange, I was disorientated and unsure as to how the year would pan out. As I reflect on the past year, I’m pleasantly surprised by all that has occurred. It was a roller coaster which I had never been on before. Returning… Read More Two Thousand and Fifteen
I have recently been considering alternative options for the storage and transportation of my still relatively new DSLR camera. After travelling to India with my camera in a traditional black camera bag, I was tired of having to carry and keep track of two separate bags everywhere I went. Previously, I carried my camera, an… Read More A Solution
I finished this blouse on Christmas Eve, all ready to wear on Christmas Day. I had actually cut out the fabric around 6 months ago, but this week I finally got around to actually sewing the top. I have always admired the classic style of a crisp Peter Pan collar, so it was time I… Read More Peter Pan
This month, I was invited to a 1920s style, Great Gatsby themed birthday party, I then lept at the opportunity to begin sewing my own dress based on the era. My first mission was to source some shiny, glitzy, over the top fabric, which would be suited to the Great Gatsby theme. I ended up… Read More Great Gatsby
There is something about a flower crown which makes one feel inexplicably joyful. It is just not possible to feel otherwise. The handmade markets were recently held in Canberra over the weekend. This event is a culmination of artists and designers from around the Canberra region, who gather together under one rooftop sell their wares.… Read More Bountiful Blooms
My Year 10 Formal was a great success. The evening was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate our high school years with all my peers. I’ve previously written about my preparations for the Formal and fortunately, I finished my Formal dress 3 weeks before the big event. The dress turned out even better than I could… Read More School Formal Wrap Up / India Awaits
I am currently in the slow process of sewing my own formal dress, which so far has been a positive experience. The bodice is now almost complete. It is still in two separate front and back pieces, ready to be joined together. I am extraordinarily happy with my colour choices, and can’t help thinking how beautiful it already is,… Read More Formal Update
After repainting my wall from sky blue to a dark, rich aubergine I have been slowly redecorating as well. I have made all the ornaments and decorations myself, all costing me next to nothing. First, I created a chain of paper hearts cut out from old book pages to be suspended from my ceiling. The… Read More Inexpensive Decor
It is time to venture into the uncharted waters of the high school tradition that is the ‘School Formal’. In Canberra, two Formals normally take place throughout one’s school years. One in year 10, at the end of high school, and the second in year 12, at the end of college. This is my first Formal… Read More Ready, Set, Sew!
On the the 22-24th of February each year the Royal Canberra Show takes place. I have never been too enthusiastic about all this show business, with the noisy atmosphere, smelly animals and the expensive entrance fee. I have only ever attended once before, and didn’t feel very inspired to go again the following year. However… Read More Showtime!