My three year old's serendipitous letter combination offers a pertinent commentary. read more

sewing the self

Our truest responsibility to the irrationality of the world is to paint or sing or write, for only in such response do we find the truth. – Madeleine L’Engle read more


The Phrontistery is an online dictionary of obscure and rare words - a veritable plethora of archaic manias and 'isms'. There's also a great list of antiquated words denoting fibre, fabric and cloth. read more


Frocktober is a fundraising initiative aiming to raise dollars for Ovarian Cancer Research. So open up your hearts and your wardrobes – it’s a frockin’ good cause! read more

take the challenge

Buying nothing new doesn’t mean going without. Take the Salvo's October challenge and make do with what you've already got. read more

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