Friday, 26 February 2010

Sassy teatowel lassies

A new couple of vintage style dresses for young girls.
The Pumpkin Pete dress is quite fab.. the back is a groovy coach & horses scene with sailing ships in the about that pretty pink sky!! The front of the dress has the cutest little laddie sitting on a pumpkin reading a book (I've named him Pumpkin Pete)he is reading "tips for beginners" & has a little bird looking over his shoulder. Tell me what little girl wouldn't look adorable in this dress. back of Pumpkin Pete dress

front of Pumpkin Pete dress

The Still Life dress is such a gorgeous yellow on the front and the scene on the back is just so kitsch it has to be seen to be believed. Green sky...what the...? front Still Life dress

back Still Life dress

Yes, a new style of frock for sean-the-prawn using pristine never been used vintage teatowels.
I found them in a local op shop..looked like they had been stored away in some lovely old biddies linen press for a long time. I thought they were too good to chop into so I kept them whole for this gathered up neckline style. I'm thinking they would be a good size for a 5- 10 yr old. Either soon to be sold at Mooch Inside or my Etsy shop.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Lemon cake & frilly skirt

lemon cake, hydrangea & skirt back

front of Ava's birthday skirt

Today we are heading off to Sydney to Centennial Park for sweet little Ava's 4th birthday party. She is the daughter of very good friends of ours. They tell me it is a fairy party, but the last fairy party they held we were the only crazy folk who had the courage to dress up.

We were asked to bring along a cake for the adults so I made one of my old faithfuls, a lemon yoghurt cake. A very tasty little number, although this time I'm going to give it a bit of extra zing by pouring lemon syrup over it just before serving.

Every year I like to give Ava one of my sean-the-prawn creations, as she is a gorgeous and willing model for my work..hooray, got to love a future fashion victim in the making. This year I have made her a frilly, floral skirt with a drawstring back. All in vintage fabric. I just love this style of skirt. The waist grows with the wearer by not pulling it in as much, so they get many years of wear from it. Thanks to my lovely friend Leah F for letting me borrow this idea of hers.

In the background of the photo you can see a bunch of stunning greeny blue hydrangeas. They were a gift from another beautiful friend of mine, Jane for my 40th birthday, we had a huge fancy dress party at the local hall last Saturday night as my hubbie and I both turned 40 within ten days of each other. It was such a wonderful night with many great friends and family...think we will be recovering for some time yet.

Monday, 1 February 2010

pinky purple summer

heavenly pink frangipanis at front door

pretty birthday dress for Miss Frankie

if only I could have driven away in it!

I love our frangipani garden, it's between our front gate and front door. So beautiful having that peachy pink scent tickle your nostrils every time you walk by. Ahh, you know summer is here!

How cute is that musky pink old Holden wagon!! We went on a 10 day family holiday during November last year, and boy we needed it. Emerald Beach, just north of Coffs Harbour is where we stayed. Talk about rancho relaxo. We may even do it again this year. Any way during this little holiday we took a drive to the pretty town of Bellingen and we were lucky enough to be there for the Bellingen Produce Markets...what great markets, so much beautiful fresh food and such a great atmosphere in the historic showgrounds next to the Bellinger River. I had a delicious organic bacon & egg roll and the best Tarot reading ever. On our way back to the car I photographed my son Max as he walked by the most gorgeous vintage Holden. I love the blue gates behind...great colour combo.

Early in the New Year my daughter's little friend Francesca turned 3yrs old...I couldn't resist making her a pretty little dress made from recycled vintage bed sheets. These home sewn girls vintage style dresses fit a size 3 but they also make the sweetest little smocky tops over pants for a 7yr old hard to believe I know, but true as I have tried them on my niece.