22 August 2010


like most people I adore food. whilst googling for yum cha restaurants i stumbled across baking = love , a cute & relatively new little Auckland foodie blog. i am definitely going to attempt the eggs bene & dumplings recipes. mm mm mm!

08 August 2010

makes me feel like.

Hope you all had a restful weekend. It was perfect rainy stay at home weather in Auckland. The lawn is all mushy and I didn't get any laundry dry. 

I've been listening to this new album on my headphones. I've liked this band for awhile now. Something about their music resonates with my soul. 


Image: here. 

01 August 2010

so sew.

Sew I'm (heh, see that?) a newbie at sewing. I see a lot of cute zipper purses & pencil cases at craft markets and on blogs and thought I'd try my hand at making one. Here is my first proper attempt. I'm not gonna lie, this took me nearly a whole afternoon. I had trouble figuring out what to sew where and which side was what. Stitches were ripped out and redone on more than one occasion. But I got there in the end and it doesn't look half bad. The lining is slightly bulky inside, probably because I was too lazy to measure properly. But it's passable. I even put some buttons on it before sewing up the lining which cleverly hid the stitching. Ha! Chuffed.

To you experienced ladies (or gentlemen), does it ever get easier? Will I get better at sewing in a straight line?

Thanks to twelve 22 for the tutorial, found here