This blog started a couple of years ago, whilst my family and I were having an adventure in New Zealand. We were living in a very rural area, and with the kids and Husband at school all day, I felt I could spend a bit of time doing something for me. I have sewn off and on since my teens, when I made most of my clothes. Most of my Sixth Form wardrobe was me-made, but it was still a bit uncool, so I didn't shout about it, and didn't make the most of my skills for some years.
Having walked past the second hand shop at the bottom of our road lots of times, I saw what appeared to be an interestingly patterned piece of fabric in the window. The shop was only open from 3pm 'till 6pm on a Friday afternoon, so by the time I actually went in there and looked at it I thought I would get it whatever it looked like! It turned out to be huge 1 1/2 width curtain in a very Seventies style print. Best of all, it was $5 NZ. I made a skirt and a bag from this and still have a reasonable length left, and this was how my interest in sewing was reignited.