Losing Miffy.

Losing Miffy.

We lost Miffy on Sunday. She had been showing signs of neurological distress in recent weeks and had a terrible turn for the worst on Saturday night. As I napped on Sunday morning after a 3am run to the vet hospital, I heard, “Natalie, it’s time”. Nick has a habit of waking me up from…

I cut up one of Nick’s polo shirts to clone it, because clothes for larger plus size men don’t exist.

I cut up one of Nick’s polo shirts to clone it, because clothes for larger plus size men don’t exist.

Menswear is a dearth wasteland of boring nothingness but when you’re a plus size guy going clothes shopping… it’s more like a hellscape of polyester tropical prints, jorts, and too-short shirts. My poor large husband, sweet precious Nick, has been so traumatised by shopping for clothes over the years that he fears he’ll never be…

Upon thinking about my body getting bigger.

Upon thinking about my body getting bigger.

My body has changed. You might have noticed. Now I’m living in a larger vessel I’ve been thinking about it and yes, worrying about it too. This post isn’t about numbers or reducing, and it is written from the perspective of someone who believes in fat liberation. Fat people are human and should be treated…

Muna and Broad Waikerie and Sculthorpe.

Muna and Broad Waikerie and Sculthorpe.

I haven’t sewn in a long time, not since I went into hospital at the end of last year. When I went to sew up some face masks the other week I found, unsurprisingly, that my Pfaff 1222E had seized up. Usually I can get her going again with a bit of oil and hand…

I made a dress out of vintage tea towels.

I made a dress out of vintage tea towels.

She was a vision wearing modern vintage, and the most epic skirt made out of… tea towels? Yes! I met a lass named Hope at the Brisbane Brooch Lovers event a few months ago and couldn’t stop ogling this tea towel skirt that she’d made herself. I was immediately taken with the idea of making…