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Thursday, December 24, 2009

M.I.A

I'm just popping my head in to wish everyone very happy holidays wherever you are and safe travels in these snowy times. (no white Christmas for me in Hong Kong obviously!)

I have been sewing but not blogging as, fool that I am, have been making two dresses for a friend who has a BIG birthday at the end of the year. We are all off to Bali for New Year to celebrate along with her Aussie family. The dresses are supposed to be a surprise to her friends and family and while I doubt that any of them would see this blog I'd hate to be the one who lets the cat out of the bag. So pictures of those to come in 2010.

Assuming I finish them of course......will still be hemming with one hand and eating turkey with the other at this rate.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Back in the sewing room

But sadly only to type. My visitors have left so I can now reclaim the sewing room, hooray! However, today my apartment is being photographed for a local interiors magazine and when I start sewing I seem to create mess everywhere so I have to wait.

However, it is amazing what a few well placed props, especially fresh flowers, can do and I am learning a lot from the stylist on simple things to improve the look of my flat. The magazine will come out in January but I sneaked a few pictures of my own in the meantime so allow me to indulge in a non-sewing post. Sewing starts tomorrow!

Gerberas in plain glass votives to match my cushions

Bathroom bamboo

White amaryllis

Purple orchids and plump pillows