Hey there lovely, thank you for coming by.
I’m Cherrie and welcome to my blog. I am a lover of many things so here you will find me writing about my sewing journey as a determined dressmaker, local date ideas, travel adventures with my honey, and even my life philosophy.
My love for dresses was reignited in my thirty’s when my Mum purchased one for my birthday. Now, with a closet packed tight with more than fifty dresses (and the desire for more), it is safe to say they’re my favourite outfit to wear. In fact, my earliest memory is how pretty I felt wearing a soft pink dress with a long ribbon in my hair.
But buying ready to wear fashion that perfectly fits my taller-than-average torso and pear-shaped physique is definitely a challenge.
Finishing a fabulous couture dress ready for a date with my honey Paul has been a long time dream of mine.
I’d been intent on making that happen with a few basic sewing projects here and there but after my disappointing attempt sewing my wrap skirt, I knew I needed help.
There’s been a lot of stops and starts however this year I’m dedicating myself to mastering the sewing fundamentals with online sewing courses, starting with Sew It! Academy by MimiG.
Although sewing isn’t my superpower (yet), I do know how to find great teachers and value for money. I’m looking forward to knowing how to customise my existing dresses or design and draft my own. Tailoring them juuuusst right.
And who knows, perhaps I’ll be inspiring you along the way.
I hope you’ll stay around to find out.
A few more fun facts.
✨ As one of the world’s biggest romantics, I spent a lifetime with my head in the clouds waiting to meet Mr Right, until I met Paul (my honey). We plan on an intimate wedding on the 30th November and a honeymoon in Mexico.
✨ Paul and I were both born in Western Australia and call Perth home. We love spending time together and going on different dates and adventures. We once dressed up in evening wear just to walk the foreshore with an ice cream in hand. (People thought we were coming from a wedding. Nope, just an ice cream.)
✨ My love language is affection. I’m highly kinesthetic and touch is everything to me. It also means my environment has to be juuuuuust right (I totally get Goldilocks) which is probably why I prefer alfresco dining.
✨ I’ve been an empty nester since the stroke of midnight in 2019. I had my sons (Jansen and Callan) quite young so I was only forty-three when Paul and I moved out of the home. (Yes, you read that right.)
✨ Enchanted and Stardust are in my top five favourite movies. Paul refuses to watch any Disney movies with me so I play them aloud whilst he is asleep so he can learn all the songs subliminally.
✨ Reality TV has been my go-to for entertainment since Survivor was aired but I never kept up with the Kardashians.
✨ I love seafood! The delicate flavour of scallops (my mouth watered just thinking about them), the sweetness of a blue manna crab soaked in vinegar and served in buttery white bread. Oooo, chili mussels packed full of spice. So many delicious dishes to choose from. Seafood is usually my go-to at any restaurant.
✨ A seafood boil-up is on my bucket list.
✨ I adore Christmas! Our Samoyed, Holly is my dream of a white Christmas bundled into the fluffy body of an effervescent cheeky puppy. Sometimes she even makes it snow.
Let’s stay in touch.