Hello [+DIY sleeveless classic work blouse tutorial]

It’s me. I was wondering if after all these years you’d like to meet. Okay. So maybe not completely relevant to my post, but who can resist. Adele’s new song is awesome and I’m actually a little scared to spam click the replay button in case I get sick of it.classic top, audreysjl

Anyway. Yes, hello, it’s been a while since I’ve posted. So let’s get right into it. Don’t you hate it when all those lovely classic work blouses with clean lines and smart edges end up being by some artisan designer with boutique prices? And yes they are always lovely to look at and admire and re-pin but in real life, it just ain’t never gonna happen. Even if you did save up to buy that 1 top, just how many can you buy? So here’s a tutorial for a classic sleeveless work top. It’s structured in shape and suits both formal and casual occasions. If I can make it, you certainly can.

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ONE. The first thing you want to do is get the shape right. You want everything to lie flat against your skin. I’ve Continue reading

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Coffee cake recipe – light and fluffy, chiffon style

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This year we had some cake loving eating visitors over for Christmas and New Years and so for once I could actually bake more than once a week and not have to worry about left overs. Yes, you heard it right. I always see people post something along the line of “Leftovers? Shelf life? We’re finished by lunch so I have no idea!” But surprisingly (or not so) there are cake lovers and there are non-cake lovers, so it doesn’t matter how delicious the cake you make is. For some, one tiny slice a week suffices. Funnily enough one can often begin to wonder if it is the baker’s biased towards their own baking that skews their opinion of their own dessert. But it only takes a few holidaying visitors to put these doubts to rest!

So, having created Continue reading