My First Gertie Dress

I began learning to sew last year, and roughly 10 months on, I finally had the courage to make my first Gertie dress. The marvellous Gretchen Hirsch grabbed my attention early on with her fresh approach to blogging and sewing, her bio: ‘Let’s talk sewing, feminism and kitties’, and her love of vintage style – and great tattoos. I was […]

A Room Of One’s Own

My ‘Room Of One’s Own’, to reference Virginia Woolf, is finally ready. After seven years of gradual, almost entirely DIY home renovations – painting, fixing the roof, eaves, rotted cladding, setting up solar panels, rain water, fire protection, insulation, a new bathroom and more – spaced out according to time and budget constraints, I have […]