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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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Stripe Dress  //  GLASSONS : Denim Shirt  //  THRIFTED : Boots : VINTAGE GUESS

This is what happens when you have move house, the husband is not around, you do not know where you tripod is, your room is a mess but you are determined to do a RAGS post. You end up with  a  whole lot of camera face photos and you all get to see my messy house. Hmmmmm. But, this is the easiest outfit, who doesn’t love a comfy dress, top and bottom done all in one, hooray.  Thanks house of G.  Go have a gander online, they have a bangin’ new design website, yep. Lookin’ snappy ladies.

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RAGS // Him & Her

GEM wears  //  Top : Glassons // Pants : Topshop // Lipstick : M.A.C

NATHAN wears  //  Top : ASOS  //  Jeans : ASOS

That is him & I, trying to share a small bathroom ever so nicely. I thought the husband should get a little feature on the blog, Some day I will do a then & now of us when we first met. Think dickies shorts, band tees and skate shoes. Hmmm. That was him, not me. Oh, but we did tend to have his & hers bandanas. Cute. This is also one of the few photos lately, of us together. Me with a nice big camera over my face. Perfect.

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RAGS // Creepers



 I love me some creepers, some leather and some black. I can’t help it. I am a sucker for it. As you may have been able to tell. This get-up is a go to for me.  Baggy top, Tights and a great pair of comfy shoes.

 I tend to have my staple shoes. Shoes that I wear day in and day out. Always black. But variations none the less. And these are one of them. I picked these puppies up when I was in Melbourne, and I am pretty happy I did.  As you can tell by my Michael Jackson dance moves.

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