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the final post…

Your recent post: Nov 2014

Oh my.

My neglect of “This Girl has Knits” has been playing on my mind for a long time. While it may have been very quiet for me here in blog-land, it has been anything BUT quiet behind the scenes.

If you’ve read my blog before, I’m sure you know that I love to create. Create anything, really. I knit, crochet, sew, paint, draw… I love pencils and crayons. And yarn. OH MY, the yarn! For so long, these endeavours have only been a hobby, something I do with my spare time (ahem… the time I should be cleaning the house..).

Until a few months ago. While sitting at my desk at work, daydreaming of sewing, I made a decision. I wanted to learn how to make clothing patterns. All the in’s and out’s of fashion, how to make a jacket, how to fit a pair of pants, the best curve for a set in sleeve… All of it! Luckly, I know a very talented lady who has been drawing patterns her entire life, for some of the best known lables (Cue, Seafolly, Bec & Bridge… the list goes on), and she was more than willing to teach me all the tricks of the trade!

I arranged with work to take one day off a week, to go and study Pattern Making and Fashion Design. The last 4 months have been so amazing, I have learnt so much, and I have loved every minute of it.

But wait, you say, when did this go from being a hobby, to something more?

I thought the best way for me to really understand how my patterns work as actual clothing, was to make clothing from them! So I have opened an Etsy store, where you can purchase my hand-made clothing and homewares! (I’ll put all of the links at the end of this post)

Alice Skirt

The “Alice” skirt, hand-made by me, and available on the Made by Mitty Etsy Store!

I have a new website, a Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook.. All of the social media’s! I’ll also be starting a new blog, which is why this post is titled “the final post…”, on this blog, at least!

“Seigaiha in Maroon” cushion cover, available on the Etsy Store!

I’ll miss posting under the name This Girl has Knits, but if you’d still like to hear what I’m up to (including the upcoming making of a very special white dress!), please feel free to follow me under Made by Mitty!

Fiori Colorado Double Georgette Silk tie, available on the Etsy Store!

Fiori Colorado Double Georgette Silk tie, available on the Etsy Store!

I’m also making mens accessories (ties, pocket squares and bow ties), so the man in your life doesn’t feel left out!

I hope to see you soon at Made by Mitty!

vivid sydney 2013…

Reagan and I went to the Vivid Light Festival last night, and it was simply stunning! He took some really amazing photos, and I’d like to share a few of them with you.

If you’d like to see the short video Reagan made of Vivid, click here!

Pyrmont Bridge tree installation

Pyrmont Bridge tree installation

A touch screen panel let you change the colour of the lights on this building. It was wonderful to play with!

A touch screen panel let you change the colour of the lights on this building. It was wonderful to play with!

Me watching the lights change colour at Darling Harbour

Me watching the lights change colour at Darling Harbour

Rats! These were floating in the water at Walsh Bay, and looked very eerie!

Rats! These were floating in the water at Walsh Bay, and looked very eerie!

Bulbs at the Citybank Pop Up Bar - Darling Harbour

Bulbs at the Citybank Pop Up Bar – Darling Harbour

Reagan walking through the illuminated poles at The Rocks

Reagan walking through the illuminated poles at The Rocks

Sydney Opera House, in all it's colourful glory!

Sydney Opera House, in all it’s colourful glory!

Ever-changing light tunnel at Circular Quay

Ever-changing light tunnel at Circular Quay

Sails at Walsh Bay

Sails at Walsh Bay

Sydney Harbour Bridge from Walsh Bay

Sydney Harbour Bridge from Walsh Bay

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge