Sashiko embroidery is the coolest, right? I’ve experimented with it a little bit lately, most recently as a way of hand quilting. It’s a versatile technique, with neat patterns of stitches looking as beautiful and distinctive and freestyle the more homespun. I love the idea of sashiko-embroidered clothes as well, harking back to its roots … More Inspiration: Sashiko
One of the things that stopped me blogging for a long time, was that I really admired the movement promoting long form writing online but didn’t feel that I had the time or temperament to contribute to it. The truth is, I enjoy writing short, top-of-mind posts, or just sharing a pile of images. As … More READ: Longform
And just like that, it’s Winter. *Shivers* I took these photos while wandering around Hataitai last night, waiting for my washing to dry at the laundromat … I love the fleeting last hints of colour that you get at this time of year.
A short list this week. It’s too cold and windy to plan much! This weekend, I’ll be … Checking out this exhibit and this one. Although just looking at the first image makes me feel cold. Reading A Sting in the Tail by Dave Goulson. Fascinating. Still watching Mad Men! Never not. Keen to check out … More Wishlist: 12 June 2015
I’m working on a little sewing project for a friend. How beautiful and creative are these images??
Last week, Food52 published their pick of the 50 best recipes. Always one for a list, here’s my (shorter) version. I hadn’t realised quite how fervently I follow certain chefs, but when you find someone who’s palate and prose inspire you, it’s hard to stop. Nigel Slater’s roast new potatoes with broccoli and goat’s cheese. I’ve … More Food: My 10 favourite recipes
Of Things Gone Astray calls itself a magical fable, and the story provides all the wit and charm that you would expect from a novel of this genre. A group of (at the beginning of the novel) unconnected Londoners all lose something dear to them and the story watches them as they slowly make sense of … More READ: Of Things Gone Astray