Tuesday, 9 December 2008

sean-the-prawn photo shoot

A little photo shoot with 3 little sweeties modelling from the sean-the-prawn range currently selling at Mooch Inside. Lisa Haymes was the photographer....great shots. This one shows lovely little Raow Raow (her name for herself) and friends sitting pretty in their sean-the-prawn shifts all made from vintage fabrics and buttons.
The fabulous Miss Frankie fanging around on the old trike. Beautiful early 70s flower power print. Cute little vintage buttons on the frilly rosette detail.

This photo shows Missy cutting loose in the back yard. Love the vintage guipure lace daisy on the pocket. Great original 1960's pop art print.

Saturday, 4 October 2008

The young whippersnapper loves mum's little frocks

When delivering my sean-the-prawn frocks to Mooch Inside, Max my 5yr old son just wouldn't part with them until he had his photo taken with them outside the store.

In store now..hooray

Hooray, my little dresses are in store at Mooch Inside and I couldn't help myself...I had to get the camera out. It gives me such a buzz to see them retailing in such a beautiful shop. I have been told they are selling well which is wonderful news although I do hope they go to good homes.

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Frock & Roll

New sean-the-prawn shift dresses are on their way to being made. I have found some great vintage remnant pieces of fabric. I am so in love with these new prints. I'm also making the dresses in a greater range of sizes. They will be in store at Mooch Inside within the week. I can't wait until they are finished and I can stand back and look at these little babies.

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Pretty pussy...great chair find

This photo was taken this afternoon when I caught my cat Ella enjoying a sunny spot on our new chair. I say new chair but I'm sure it is quite old...I'm guessing circa 1920?? I was very happy to find this one sitting out front of a little second hand shop not too far from were we live. The store owner was more than happy to strike a deal and I was able to walk away with an absolute bargin. I have been contemplating sanding it back and re painting, but now I'm not so sure...not wanting to have it looking too slick. It is at present taking pride of place near our front door and the house is looking all the more homely for it. We seem to be going through a weird period of accumulating many chairs in our life. Our house is tiny and we can't fit anymore chairs inside so naturally we have moved onto garden furniture.
It is good to see the end of our table fetish!!

Friday, 11 July 2008

crazy holiday binoculars

Day 4 of the school holidays and things were starting to get a little bit samey until my 5yr old Max found an empty box and requested that I should make it into a hat. I suggested binoculars and the rest is history. The result was one very happy boy with a long lasting dent in his nose.

Retail therapy...recent purchases

Wow, an interior shot of our house. I had to go in tight so you wouldn't see the piles of crapola laying around everywhere. During the long weekend in June we went on a little family drive to relieve the cabin fever and came across a couple of great second hand shops. We bought these very spunky West German pottery vases (oh so very now) and this crazy Italian lamp base with shade. Talk about an extreme make over for our little sideboard. The orchids are from my Mum's garden...nice touch.

Labels on frocks

Yep, more about the labels. Here is how they look stitched onto my sean-the-prawn shifts.
These ones belong to my daughter Eliza and have been through the wash a few times and are still looking mighty fine...aging beautifully...wish I could say the same for me!!

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

My very own label...not blurry in real life.

I have been meaning to post a photo of the "sean-the-prawn" woven label for some time now.

I'm having a bit of a blurry time photographing the little blighters. Hope this gives you some kind of an idea of what to look out for in the shops. (one only at the moment). Yep that's right sean-the-prawn is available in a real life shop...and they are selling, which makes me a very happy little sew and so.

Long time no hear!!

It has been a very long time since my last post...I guess you noticed!?

Life is pretty action packed these days!!

The kiddies have been keeping me very busy. My 16mth old daughter is now walking and taking much joy in pulling everything out of the cupboards and drawers. It has been 4yrs since I went through this fun stage with my son...boy how time erases these fun memories.

The photo above is a little snap shot of my little laundry shelf. These great 1960's canisters once lived in my kitchen but they look so much spunkier in the laundry.

Saturday, 22 March 2008

panda patrol

"pandas" by Transworld Textiles. Probably designed with furnishings in mind, but way too funky for that.

An off cut from an old furnishing shop that closed down.

What little girl wouldn't love a panda frock??

Black ,white and the most tranquil of greens...this shift when not worn on it's own looks way cool worn over a little white top and with black and white stripped leggings.

The buttons remind me of panda eyes.
Size 1-2.

selvedge branding appliqued onto side of dress...a little bit of history.

mod squad

Mary Quant meets Roy Lichtenstein...such a cool graphic print. Another trash and treasure sale find.
This cotton fabric has a great texture to it's weave.
Contrasting blue topstitching with great old buttons. One of Gran's old guipure daisies.
size 1-2

just dotty about this one

Great vintage print circa 1965, found a couple of years ago at a local trash and treasure sale.

Navy blue with white dots slowly gradating into white with navy dots, while over the top is a beautiful floral pattern in a hand painted style.

I couldn't help but topstitch this one in orange to bring out those lovely retro coloured flowers.

My Gran's old faded green diamond buttons just top it off.
size 1-2

day shift

My latest creations have been these gorgeous little shifts made from small pieces of vintage fabric that I have been hording away for years.

This beautiful floral number has been made from an old print named "Annette" by Sonata. It once belonged to my grandmother, so would be approx 35 years old.

Fabulous as a dress on it's own, but even groovier over a top and pants or leggings.
Size 1-2yrs.

Thursday, 6 March 2008

floral frock

A little floral dress that I made for my daughter Eliza. I have had the fabric for twenty years now..boy that makes me feel old just thinking about it. I love the simple shape and I think it works well with the retro nature of the print. I used a couple of fruity looking very old odd buttons that once belonged to my grandmother. Eliza looks so cute wearing this, especially when it is teamed nicely with her polka dot bloomers or stripy leggings. Oh to be one year old again!!

Thursday, 14 February 2008

luv those cushions

luv these cushions!! I made them over 18mths ago after finding the fabric in a junk shop not far from my home that sells old ends of rolls from shops that have gone out of business. This vintage Rowe fabric was in pristine condition and I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it poking out from under all these other remnant rolls. a gorgeous black and white graphic with a trace of metalic gold ink in places. Still very now.

Friday, 1 February 2008

re vampt footstool

This is an old 1960's footstool that I found at a local church fete. It was covered in yukky old white vinyl so I thought I would groove it up by re upholstering in this fab red floral fabric that I had bought for my baby girls room before she was born. It makes a great addition to her bedroom and gives me a nice comfy spot for my feet during all those feeding sessions.