Red birdie voile Hawthorn dress – FINISHED

I am SEW *hahem* productive when I neglect housework, gardening and cooking. It’s scary how much free time I can wrangle when I exit the world as a functioning, full-time working human with social commitments and a farm to look after.
It’s almost like that four-seater couch covered in a MOUNTAIN of washing actually will fold itself, and if I don’t think about it too much, Vegemite toast is a wholesome and nutritious dinner.

That was last week, and it was a good week, because I made a dress!


A pattern repeat, but a good one! It’s another Colette Hawthorn after I loved (and received many a compliment on) my polka dot chambray Hawthorn. Continue reading

the week in pictures


I don’t plan on making a habit of these weekly “what’s happening in boring Lauren land” posts, but for some reason the past week has represented itself in my phone pics and I feel like sharing it with you, blogosphere. Of course, it is very loosely related to baking and sewing, but unfortunately my hobbies take up about 5 per cent of my waking life and farm life/work life/boring stuff takes up the other 95 per cent. But, so what? I’m going to share anyways! Continue reading

In between and out of sorts

After I finish a project, I feel a bit lost. I’m daunted with all the options of which pattern/fabric/challenge to take on next, seeing as my sewing time and finances are so limited.

Of course, I have a giant stack of patterns that I will probably never get through, and yet I find myself hunting for new patterns in a quest to find new inspiration. Something about wanting what I haven’t got, yada yada.

But if I resist the voice of reason and my pitiful bank statement (I have two mortgages!) and allow my daydreams to press on, here is a (uber) short list of what I’d love to have in my pattern stash.

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