Monday, 4 February 2013

Last few weekends away from sewing...


I must apologise for being so slack with my sewing and blogging!

On Australia Day weekend, I planned to sew a full circle skirt for my little sister which would later become my second blog post for 2013 but I ended up inviting myself to Six Inch Heel's Australia Day BBQ!

On Australia Day, I travelled to the other side of the city to Six Inch's leafy green neighbourhood, such a nice change from the dry and burnt out west side of Melbourne!

Six Inch Heel was the first person I met from the internet (Twitter). We share a love of duplings (sic) from Shanghai Street and our first meeting was over a bowl of noodles at Melbourne Central, next to both our offices.

It was a great day, we ate BBQ, drank wine that was made by Six Inch's hubby and I met Vita of Making Up For My Age. Inpromptu blog-meet, woo.

After the BBQ, we all chilled and chatted then Six Inch Heel and I went for a drive to The Cloth Shop (unfortunately closed) then to Darn Cheap where I bought some amazing floral cotton sateen.

26th January 2013
Shh, don't tell hubby...!
Picked up Jam, Creme & Chocolat Beignets and Pane Au Chocolat for Six Inch and her beautiful boys 

Pickle and D from the best patisserie in the 
NW suburbs of Melbourne - Parisian Patisserie Boulangerie  
Dessert: Home-made chocolate gateaux and home-made ice 
cream!  Ice cream people! Ice cream!
Oh, best part, it was made by Six Inch Heel's hubby! 

Recipe here.
I have to say, this was one of the best glasses of wine I have had in my life! 
Grapes were from a vineyard Mick used to manage. 
If I wasn't driving that day I would have definitely had a second, third and fourth glass!
1.5m cotton sateen from Darn Cheap, Heidelberg.
More! 1.5m cotton sateen from Darn Cheap, Heidelberg.
I have an obsession with florals!
27th January 2013
As if I didn't indulge enough on Saturday, I met up with work hubby Dale and stuffed my face with
Toblerone Cheesecake from Blue Train Cafe, Southbank.
2nd February 2013
Coffee, coffee, coffee. 
Visited Market Lane Coffee to try their *mind fcuking* coffee and also had my first 'pour over' coffee. Loved it.
After my second coffee, I wandered around Chapel St feeling like I needed to head to a recovery club.
The coffee got me so buzzed!
I am very into fritters and have made it my mission in life to eat fritters at every breakfast establishment.
The corn fritters at The Mission Cafe are the best, in my opinion.
Brunch buddy had smashed avocado on toast with poached eggs. Nom.
Sunday 3rd Feb 2013
I met the gorgeous Erin of I-Heart-Fabric!
Erin and her partner were in Melbourne to see Swedish House Mafia so I suggested we meet up for coffee.
We had both joked to people that "Erin" and "Neeno" from the internet 

might actually turn out to be a couple of middle-aged men, not sweet little chickas like us!
Erin was awesome, we got on like a house on fire!
Definitely going to hang out with Erin if I'm ever in Brisbane.

So guys, this is what I've been up to while I've been away from sewing. 

My sewing class started last week, but unfortunately I was unwell so had to miss it. Will be there this Tuesday night for sure! 

Even though most of what I have been doing is food-related, I'm glad I squeezed in some fabric shopping and meet ups with other bloggers.

Catching up with Erin got me all excited and motivated to sew again! Thanks baby! 

Hopefully my next post will be 100% sewing related and maybe even a finished project!

How was your Australia Day weekend? 


  1. This post makes me miss Melbourne already!! Best food and hot chocolates/coffees!! Oh and the FABRIC!! Was so awesome to meet you missy and I have now made a twitter account so I can follow you :) Look forward to the next catch up!! Hehe happy I provided some sewing motivation you just need to make another one of your beautiful dresses I think!! Well that might just be me being selfish and wanting to see another gorgeous dress. But you can definitely finish those pants!! xoxo

  2. Ohhhh yous are so cute..jealous:)
    I wanna come to Melbourne or Brisbane :( wahhh

  3. OMGAWD i need DUPLINGS like now. HAHAHAHHA



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