Tuesday, 25 August 2009


Ok. So it's been a really long time. But I've been busy. I moved country for a start. I really don't know what will happen with this blog, but as lame as it sounds it's been one of the best things I've done. I'm not saying it's an amazing blog or anything, but it's easy to forget exactly what happened over the past months or year, and from time to time I click back through the archives and am reminded of various snapshots in time that had slipped my mind. For me at least, it's so easy to forget and so easy to let everything slip by into one big blurred memory, so I would really like to try and keep this going. Well I'll try! But for now, I promised some pics, so here are a few.

Monday, 22 June 2009

love train

Saturday was spent mashing about in Deptford, a poke about at the market, lunch at a creative re-use of an abandoned site, The Deptford Project, finished off perusing the creative wonders of Cockpit Arts open studios. Muchly my kinda day.
The Deptford Project is a piece of dis-used land, turned into a market (just next door to the regular market) with mix of furniture, vintage fashion, food, and arts and crafts stalls by local designers, and, a definite contender for the top 10 coolest cafes in the world, is the cafe housed in an ex-railway carriage.

Cockpit Arts

Along the road from Cockpit there are various other studios, a gallery, a creek and a nice vibe. I like Deptford a lot, it has genuinely cool, exciting creative goings-on, alongside the very normal, cheap and cheerful. I feel much more at home than in the well-known somewhat forced, too-cool trendy arty quarters of London. (Not naming any names, haha)

In the Cockpit Arts pop-up cafe.

Monday, 15 June 2009

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

shirt-dress revisited

You may recall this. A guys shirt made into a dress. This time I tried it with a too big caftan/shirt, again snipping off the sleeves and turning those into a ruffle on the hem to make it long enough to be a dress. I also took the sides in a little.

Et voila, I quite like it.

I must confess this blog has moved slightly from sophie makes fashion to sophie makes food...at least its a bit of both and a few other things inbetween. Either way it's still sophie making.

As for cake, that is something often revisited with me :)

[Chocolate orange butterfly cakes, and mixed berry cakes.]

Friday, 3 April 2009

last nights endeavours

Ever get compelled to do something you know isn't going to work out that well and will only last about 2 minutes? :

Grey and peach are just so meant to be.

Last nights dinner. Doesn't actually look as appetizing in the photo. It's proper yum tho. My own recipe too (!)

Also! Me and my friend Erica are having a big wardrobe clear-out and selling it on ebay. It's pretty much all vintage stuff. If anyones interested: http://shop.ebay.co.uk/merchant/fly-by-sunday
(We'll ship international too)

Wednesday, 18 February 2009


Like I said before, a day spent cooking equals much fun.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Saturday, 17 January 2009


It has come to my attention, that, with my absolute favourite way to spend time being sewing, and, in sporadic bursts obsessively watching cooking programmes, and cooking up yumminess, that perhaps being a housewife is my true calling. Hmmmm!

The dress is something I made recently, my last sewing project before uni started again. Paired with my favourite combo of layered tights, it makes a nice soireeing outfit. The fabric, as with everything I make had a previous life as something else, I think it had been used in a window display or something, and seemed to have had been stapled to a wall and then ripped off. As a result the fabric has some tiny holes here and there, but I loved the shimmery pattern that looks different from different angles too much to let it bother me.

The cake, was a chocolate and orange invention, and was possibly one of my yummiest yet.
Seriously, wouldn't it be fabulous to spend all your time making clothes and cakes?