Sewist, cupcake maker, lover of vintage style (with a special fondness for 1940’s and 1950’s), with purple (or sometimes pink) hair and three pet cats.

Just skipping happily through life, filling my wardrobe with home-made vintage style dresses, bringing some colour and a bit of weirdness to my office, and failing miserably at not eating chocolate every day.

Other crafts I dabble with: knitting, baking, cooking, gardening, screen printing, making softies.

Other crafts I intend to dabble with (as soon as I build a time machine and figure out how to make my days about 10 hours longer): crochet, felting, leather-working.

Minor addictions: fabric and vintage patterns. (I’ve started recording my pattern collection over here. About 1/6th of the way down, many more left to go. Yes, I have a pattern problem, and I’m not ashamed to admit it.)

11 responses to “About

  1. Hi there,
    I just checked out your blog the other day (and it’s awesome!) but by some weird WordPress glitch I suddenly have your blog on my list of administered blogs. I’m getting notifications to moderate comments for your blog and your Dashboard is one of my choices… no worries I haven’t clicked on it! But I’m not sure how to fix this lil problem. Anything you can do on your end? If not, then I’ll contact WordPress and see if they can fix it.

    Thanks and nice to meet you!

    Brooke @ Red Owl Mushroom Farm

  2. Oh my gosh Brooke, that is a litle scarey! Kat, I hope you have fixed this!

    • It was all rather odd – must have just been a short glitch as it fixed itself pretty quickly. But still, eek!

  3. Hi I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog and have nominated you for a liebester and/or a one lovely blogger award. Here is a link to your nomination:-


  4. Hi kat, I just came across your blog and was admiring your vintage pattern collection. I also have a large vintage pattern collection and a book I bought from the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney that indexes all the numbers to dates. I have been able to catalogue my patterns by date which is great if you’re searching for something from a particular era. I’m only up to the 1960’s though. I’m sure i’ll see you at Fabricabrac sometime, but let me know if you would like to have a look at the book. Cheers, Miriam

    • Hi Miriam!

      Wow, that book sounds rather amazing! I’d love to have a look – I’ve got quite a few patterns that are undated and it would be nice to be able to put a more specific time on them. πŸ™‚

  5. He he. I share your “pattern problem” :-$

  6. Hi Kat I’m a 50 year old married woman, with three sons aged from 24 to 30 living in Melbourne Australia and think your website showing you shopping in Shanghai was absolutely fantastic. I too am fascinated with all things creative & small eg the button varieties. I loved seeing all the different ones, ribbons etc. I am known among my girlfriends for my love of ribbons as we had to conduct various Mother’s Day Stalls and Christmas and Easter Fete’s at the school our children attended together. I probably have a few things I could send to you as I can see you would put them to good use which would make me really happy to see them used by someone so talented. I have no daughters so would be happy for you to have them. I will leave my email if you would like me to send them. Keep up the great sewing. You are really talented. Kind Regards Sharon Jackson PS I hope you don’t mind me commenting on your work and website. If you would like my email address it is

  7. I am nominating you for One Lovely Blog Award. If you are interested in participating please see my blog for the rules. πŸ™‚

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