Monthly Archives: January 2011

They are sooo ‘chocolatey’ I could almost die

Ok all you people that are trying to lose the extra weight post Christmas…don’t even look…the following pictures are likely to cause you to throw your good intentions to the wind. Everyone should have a signature dish and chocolate brownies … Continue reading

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Trust me… we will be eating spit roast chicken…eventually

A BBQ is every man’s birthright… there I have said it. Some say all men need a shed and I believe it.. but the need to BBQ is in men’s genes. Men who wouldn’t be seen dead in a kitchen … Continue reading

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Aussie Burgers

Making your own homemade hamburgers is not rocket science, but you get to squish the mixture through your fingers so it is almost as much fun as making a rocket. I love the tongue poking out in this picture…a sure … Continue reading

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Halter-strapped sundress

I’ve been inspired by Mary Nanna, who sews what she feels like sewing rather than what she necessarily needs in her wardrobe (I know it rains a lot in Auckland, but does she really need that many trenchcoats??!). I abandoned … Continue reading

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Red A-line skirt

My first complete project on my new Bernina (apart from the invisible zip… note to self, get a foot for this!). Another skirt for my daughter. Technical details Pattern: BurdaStyle 02-2010-104B. Size: 38. This meant the skirt sat just below … Continue reading

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Sewing lessons

My niece, R, came to her first sewing lesson armed with one skirt pattern and three lots of fabric. “There were so many nice fabrics on sale so I bought three”. I knew then we were off to a good … Continue reading

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Bernina love

Yes. I have a new sewing machine! No wear marks on this one, yet. But I’m working on that! So, how did this all happen? Didn’t I blog not so long ago about how happy I was about my old … Continue reading

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Yellow silk and purple polka dots

The ruffled shoulder blouse reappeared as a yellow silk top. The change of fabric and lack of ruffles changed the look of this pattern, but not in a bad way! What else did I change? Organza was used this time … Continue reading

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