Shortly after F. and I took a glorious cycling trip, I decided that I should really stop stealing my boy-friend’s trousers and make up a pair of cycling-appropriate trousers for myself. This project really started when I cycled to Shepherd’s Bush Market to buy a zip for my summer dress, and came back with all […]

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Floral blouse

It was my grandmother’s birthday this week, so I hastily whipped up a present for her. She had mentioned how much she loved the cloth of my summer dress, and as I had a large off-cut left, I made it up into a short-sleeved blouse for her. The pattern is the S Blouse from ‘Clothing for […]

Anushka's Little Red Snood

What irony – and after my last gushing post, summer in London seemed to come to an abrupt end. The wind is cold, the skies are cloudy, and I even got caught in a painful hail storm whilst cycling at the weekend! My woollen hand knits have been brought back out of the back of my […]


Jumping on the bikes and heading south-west is becoming one of my favourite things to do under the gorgeous summer sun. This little trip felt especially good, as we discovered a ream of private gardens lining the river that we could jump up on our peddles to peek and peer into. Oh, to be rich! […]

Red cushions

I’ve been doing a little bit of sewing for the flat recently – it’s so much faster than crochet! Lately I whipped up some cushions, which are photographed not in their uber-messy habitat of the sofa, but on our pretty blue garden bench. My boy-friend’s mum mentioned that she has been planning to make some […]


A beautiful month of summer in my home city; gardens, cycling, and lots of time in the sun. July was very good indeed. Eating paté on toast with rocket picked freshly from the garden. Francis got a fancy new lense for his camera, which made our garden look unrecognisably good! This rose looks almost un-real. […]


Hooray for a finished project! I’m quite amazed that I’ve actually managed to complete something to be ready for the time it was intended for…since my typical behaviour is to start sewing something, then not get round to finishing it for about 14 months. This is a second version of a 1950s dress which I […]