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
My Lavender Harvest: When I was setting out my garden I chose warm sunny borders to plant english lavender. This is the best lavender to harvest for culinary and potpouri use. Now mature, it took a couple of years for it to start to ‘hedge’ with regular clipping in Summer and Autumn. In winter it… Continue reading Lavender Harvest
This is Scary: How to prep a blog when you don’t really know what you are doing! I don’t really know how to add an image but will try.. ….. well that was amazing … I just dragged an image from my desktop. It is of some lovely colourful berries I crocheted from hand dyed silky… Continue reading My Crocheted Berry!