Books

‘Hag-Seed’ by Margaret Atwood

From the back of the book: Felix is at the top of his game as Artistic Director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival. Now he’s staging a Tempest like no other. It will boost his reputation. It will heal emotional wounds.  Or that was the plan. Instead, after an act of unforeseen treachery, Felix is living in exile… Continue reading ‘Hag-Seed’ by Margaret Atwood

Sewing

Colour blocked ‘Megan’ Dress (Tilly and the Buttons)

I know I've already reviewed this pattern (read it here), but ever since then I've been dying to make a colour-blocked one in a more drapey fabric. (As you can see, I've completely copied Tilly's idea from the book!)  This is the first time I've worked with stretchy fabric (I used a ponte di roma)… Continue reading Colour blocked ‘Megan’ Dress (Tilly and the Buttons)

Books

‘Le Grand Meaulnes’ by Alain-Fournier

(From the back of the book:) "When Meaulnes first errives at the local school in Sologne, everyone is captivated by his good looks, daring and charisma. But when he disappears for several days, and returns with tales of a strange party at a mysterious house and a beautiful girl hidden within it, Meaulnes has been… Continue reading ‘Le Grand Meaulnes’ by Alain-Fournier

Sewing

Tilly and the Buttons ‘Clemence’ Skirt

As I'm currently working my way through Tilly Walnes's book Love at First Stitch,  for my latest project I made the Clemence skirt, a basic dirndl style that's super easy to make. In the book, Tilly includes instruction on how to make your own pattern for it (this isn't as hard as it sounds as it's… Continue reading Tilly and the Buttons ‘Clemence’ Skirt

Books

‘Veronica’ by Nicholas Christopher

Veronica is told from the perspective of Leo, who is suddenly thrust into a world of magic and time travel after a chance encounter on the snowy streets of Manhattan. The opening few chapters of Veronica were some of the best I've read in ages, totally unlike anything I've read before. Everything was described in crystal clear detail,… Continue reading ‘Veronica’ by Nicholas Christopher