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The Anima Pant & my rekindled love.




I have been a bit quiet here as so late, for obvious reasons I have been taking some time out….ish. Trying to get my head around not having our Coco Darling with us, and slowly trying to recover from birth and so on, it is a bloody long road I will tell you that.

In the process I have gone back to the sewing machine. Sewing and I have always had a rocky relationship. I love the outcomes of sewing, but putting time into the relationship, I had no patience for that. We went on a few dates, things could have got serious, but I didn’t want to put in the effort and we lost touch.

But it seems sewing was that  ex boyfriend that hunts you down on Facebook to catch up, only this time I said yes.

So here we are again, we had a awkward start, but we seem to be falling in love again, and I like it.  I was always the one who just went at it like a bull at a gate, no thought, no patience, just make it happen, and it wasn’t pretty, remnants of half finished garments sat  in a ‘ try again one day’ box. But now, it’s a little different. Maybe it is because I am older and wiser, or maybe it’s because I met Papercut Patterns. Either way, there is rekindled love. Starting with the Anima Pant. I am making mine out of some stretch satin from The Fabric Store, I have decided to use the backside as the front side so it’s nice and dull, topped off with merino cuffs. Comfy and stylish. Dream.Come.True.

I will live in these. When I get back from the outrageously hot Thailand and Vietnam that is. Yep, three weeks of vacation coming our way. More on that next time.

So get out the sewing machine and rekindle that love. And while you are at it you can enter to WIN the full catalogue of Papercut Patterns and a bunch of beautiful fabric from The Fabric store by entering the Amina Pant competition.


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RAGS // 20weeks

 Dress I made // Kimono I made // Necklace was a gift // Ring from Bahagia Store // REDD by MAC on my lips.

I cannot quite believe we are at 20 weeks.

Somedays I feel like I just found out I was pregnant, and others feel like I have been pregnant F.O.R.E.V.E.R ( Usually the days that I could go for a drink )

I sometimes catch myself in the mirror and have to take a second look. Yes, Yes that is me with the giant belly. I am also learning to embrace dresses. I hardly ever wore dresses before the bump. I was an oversized tee and jeans girl, But now that makes me look like a mammoth.

Either way, we are 20weeks, and it is amazing.

What do you think?

Until next time.

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RAGS // 16weeks

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white shirt // thrifted :: white singlet // made :: white bike shorts : Glassons tights cut off // White Converse // Care of The Husband

Things, they are a changing.

With a new season in life, a new wardrobe has emerged. For those who don’t know, I got the nick name Blackbird by the colour of my wardrobe. Black, head to toe. My favourite. I was all about the textures, not colour.

Now, with the change of season and the impending arrival of The Kid. Changes have moved into the wardrobe. And not a gradual transition, but a swift punch to the face kind of change. I simply put on black on day and said, ” Nope. Not right. ” And in the space of a week I had packed up my black and completely changed to an array of white and grey.

A selection from thrift stores, Stored clothes, cheaper basics and a few sewing afternoons left the bank account relatively happy and me in my new found etherealness.

So there you go. Saying yes to White and Bright. Thanks to The Kid.

And Happy 16weeks little one!

Until next time.

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and The Kid.

WORK // Empire Hair Tailor shoot

Hair // Andy from Empire Hair Tailor

Photography //  Heather from Heather Liddell Photography

Styling  //  Me from Here

Models //  Polly, Joe, Rikki, Trieste

Make up // Tanya from Hello Tanya

Clothing from : p u b l i c l i b r a r y & Stylist own.

You may remember a while back I posted a “behind the Scenes “ of a photo shoot that I styled for. Well here are the final images taken by Heather. And I must say, they are pretty bangin’. No surprises there.

 And here is a reason that I only go to Andy for my hair, He is a bit a of a pro, simple but dreamy hair. Well done Andy, Well done team.

Until next time.

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