After much thought, I’ve decided to start a separate blog for sewing and knitting. Though it’s nice to write a blog that covers all aspects of my life, sewing can get really technical and geeky! And there’s a whole side of the blogging community that appreciates that. I’ve moved across to Tailoring Tales. This will […]


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 […]

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. […]