Sunday, 25 September 2011

Burda Style October 2011


Hello !!

I hope you have been having a good weekend ?

I received my Burda Style October edition (which I ordered just in time after seeing a preview of these patterns online) and I must say - there are some gorgeous patterns in there !

Look at these .....

                                    The source for all of these lovely images can be found here

How gorgeous is the first dress ? man I am IN LOVE. I love the last skirt pattern as well. And the Channel inspired black dress with white edging.

I have heard lots about how Burda Style magazine is usually not that great. But I feel these 5 looks alone are totally worth the cost of the subscription. I instantly signed up for a further 6 months.

I cant wait to have some time to try and sew these up ! But I am sooo busy at the minute revising for my exams in October. And I also start sewing school next weekend. I like to punish myself !

I have from 18th October to February free though. WOOP WOOP !!


K xxx

Thursday, 15 September 2011



People have you seen Paltrow this week ? HOW AMAZING is her Prada bow dress ?



Now that's what I call a dress.

Look at it from the back ! SWOON.


Well a girl can dream right. For both the dress AND the body to go with it.

I am in love (with the dress, not with Gywnnie), and when I am better at sewing I am going to use this dress as inspiration.

I need to go and lay down.

K xxx

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Home made light box.

Whaddya think ??

Made tracing out the pattern much easier - I can tell you.

K xxx

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Sewing !!

Hello people

I hope you are enjoying your weekends ?

I have pretty much finished my assignment and have the whole day free. To sew ! Yipppeeeee !!  Cant decide whether to work on the Sencha, or make another Ginger. I saw my fabric stash the other day, unfortunately so did Mr P,  ;-)      Looks like I have an addiction.

Maybe I'll have time to make both ? I certainly have the fabric.... 

I will let you know how I get on.

I hope you all have a wonderful day,

K xxx

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Sunshine on a rainy day.....


I had scrapped today as a useless day. A write off.

Remember I told you my bank account got hacked ? Well, I called today for an update because my bank had promised to call me yesterday, but they didn't. I spoke to some numpty in a call centre who refused to help me as I failed his security, while all the while I am trying to give him the reference I was given when I originally called them last week. Then I managed to track down another phone number where they DID recognise my reference, PHEW ! but they had not made claims for all of the fraudulent entries, so I had to go through the whole sorry Q and A rigmarole again.

I get that they have to ask all these questions, I get that they are busy and may forget to call a customer back after they said they would. But, I'm not sure the lady that I spoke with has ever heard the term 'innocent until proven guilty', I sure felt guilty ! And she kindly told me that if their enquiries meant that the fraudulent entries were not fraudulent, I would have to pay any refunded monies bank. Brilliant !

I tell ya, its enough to make a gal cry. Or at least change banks.

But I didn't (cry) - and then this came !

I opened the card - so sweet !!

And look what was inside.....

I totally love them all !!

So, thank you Casey for sending me a little slice of American sunshine, on an otherwise rainy day.


K xxx

Friday, 2 September 2011

Self stitched September.

Hello friends,

Unfortunately I don't have enough 'me made' to participate in an event such as this as yet.

But, I CANT WAIT to see what everyone else is wearing this month !

Big love

K xxx