Gates are those entry and exit points that welcome or deter you, peek your interest or just make a statement in the surrounding streetscape. On my regular walk the other day I snapped a few gates which reflected period charm and practicality. I rather like the detail and cut out motif complimenting this one A… Continue reading Gates
Think Kingdom of Fife and golf lovers putt to the fairways of St Andrews and other golfing wonderlands in the Kingdom. But there is more to this small Eastern region, ancestoral home to Scottish Monarchs. From Edinburgh we trailed over the Firth of Forth with its visually stunning road and rail bridges to then swing… Continue reading Kingdom Wanderlust
How lovely is the Hebe flower, a spike of dozens of little flowers that cluster to perfection. I remember this plant as a child …. I don’t think it appealed to me much then, but now I love to be greeted by this hardy shrub. Once established they are so easy to care for and… Continue reading Hebe Beauty!
For embroiderers, quilters, crafters, and stitchers … learn to make a twisted cord that will give a professional finish to your projects. There are a number of online demonstrations on how to do this …… I particularly like the National Quilters Circle However, I would like to share my method with you and the couple… Continue reading How to make a twisted cord
Scotland has always been on my wanderlust radar and this time last year I researched and planned a Scottish/UK adventure. Etihad was due to begin direct flights to Edinburgh from Abu Dhabi …. This suited perfectly, as I try to plan with minimum connections for such a long journey. Packed and ready to go in… Continue reading Edinburgh Wanderlust
Let me take you back to the 80’s when Georges in Collins St was the genteel department store for all things ‘high end’ and ‘establishment’. Then a new fashion queen opened its very exclusive revolving door opposite …. welcome to Figgins Diorama. This was like walking into Printemps or Galeries Lafayette with French designer labels, beautiful… Continue reading Paris came to my door
How to make a simple Cape Shrug This is a super easy pattern for a very handy Capelet, Shrug or Poncho. I found this black stretch lace with a ‘ribbon type’ selvedge a couple of weeks ago…. perfect! No paper pattern needed …. just a tape measure! The full width of the fabric is… Continue reading Lace Cape Shrug