That. dress. And one shameless obsession.

Note to self: I MUST HAVE ANNABEL CRABB’S DRESS SHE WORE ON KITCHEN CABINET TONIGHT.

If you’re not Australian or have a particular penchant for Aussie political journos, let me introduce you to my idol, Annabel Crabb.

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She’s the one in the yellow dress I am on a desperate Google search to find the origin of right now.

Not only is she a widely read (and respected) political journalist, she has a TV show where she gets to bake AND get to talk politics all day AND wear amazing clothes at the same time. It probably doesn’t sound all that exciting to 99% per cent of people, but I tell ya what, that’s my ultimate… except the being on TV part, but I digress. When LL and I were watching her show tonight, he actually cracked up laughing when Annabel interrupted a slightly awkward/tense moment with a … let’s call him an *eccentric* (read: difficult) conservative senator … by saying, “so, shall we have cake?” LL cracked up laughing and said, “This show is SO you.” Damn straight. Continue reading

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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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