Monday, 23 August 2010

North to Alaska

I know it is not the prettiest of shots, but I've been wanting to share this sun hat with you for a while now. In the corner of my sewing area I have a have an old 1930's kitchen dresser in which I store a lot of my fabrics, bits & bobs... on top of the dresser I display some of my ever increasing collection of vintage vases & this gorgeous 1950's straw sun hat, which belonged to a very dear old lady that I once knew. Don't know if I shall ever wear it, it looks too good on display..I would hate to damage it.

reversible vintage style bolero jacket with handmade fabric brooch.

Autumn daisy dress

Rosie Picnic dress

I have been a very industrious little sew & sew of late...busy completing these garments for a custom order for a little girl way up north in Alaska. I can't tell you how excited I am to have an order from so far away...seems quite exotic to me since I am located at the bottom of the globe...although we Aussies like to think that we really are at the top of the World, it's just that everybody else got it wrong.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

3 dresses..3 bears...2 hats & a quilt

I found this picture of The Three Bears way up the top of my old wardrobe at my parents house...such a humble little thing it was, just a cheap print backed on some old boxboard....but oh so many memories from my childhood attached to that picture. I thought to do it justice & honour the part it played in my prettying up my bedroom for all those years, I have recently had it cleaned up & framed. It now takes its place in my three year old daughter's making new memories for her.
I dropped in at Mooch Inside last Thursday to say hello to the lovely Margie & Kath who are busy uploading oodles of photos to get their online shop up & running...I believe it is only a week or so away. Come on girls, it is such a tease knowing just how close you are. While I was over there I thought I'd snap a shot of some sean-the-prawn goodies on display, some awaiting pickup & others just waiting to be loved. I have had a few custom orders of is nice to be popular.
Hoping this week ahead will be a good one for you.