Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
A have almost finished To Die for: Is fashion wearing out the world by Lucy Siegle. I think this is a must read. It is a book about the toll that fashion has on the environment and on the people that work in the industry. If you have ever wondered how some chain stores can make clothes so cheaply the answers are here and they are not pretty. As I sewed the dress above I wondered where the cotton came from and crossed my fingers it wasn't picked by forced child labour in Uzbekhistan and wondered how it was dyed and printed and the impact on the environment.
This book has definitely made me think about what I will buy in the future and what questions I want to ask about where and how fabrics and clothes are made. I hope with more and more people doing the same that we will be able to find the answers to these questions.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Eva and I have been cooking, reading and playing and there has been a little crocheting and knitting.
I have been slowly working on this blanket for the girls. Not really my colours, but this is exactly what they requested.
I am up to the arms on my Golden Wheat Cardigan. I really should get a move on and finish it so I can wear it while it is still winter.
Sunday, August 07, 2011
The pile of books currently on the bedside table.
- To Die For - Is fashion wearing out the world? by Lucy Siegle. I have read the first chapter - I think it will be a very interesting book.
- Here on Earth by Tim Flannery
- Stolen Harvest by Vandana Shiva
- Music & Silence by Rose Tremain
Friday, August 05, 2011
Thursday, August 04, 2011
Monday, August 01, 2011
Crossing fingers everything can get back to some kind of normal this week.