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.






19 comments:

Make mine Mid-Century said...

Oh I love the brown floral dress!

And the 50s hat is too beautiful to wear ... it would be heartbreaking if something were to happen to it.

Nostalgia can be a curse sometimes ...

melissa said...

Wow your clothes are stunning! A little girl in Alaska will be very pleased...Love the sunhat and the vases!

Sue said...

Yes well I guess I never consider us to be at the bottom of the world either, lol! Your dresses are beautiful. I think the sunhat looks great on display too, how lovely that it holds memories of a wonderful person that was part of your life!

Allana said...

That sun hat is gorgeous, what a lovely memory keeper!
That bolero and those dresses are magical! :)

dorothybills said...

Love the hat but love love the vases, that yellow one is gorgeous!

Congrats on the order, they look fantastic, Im sure the little far away girl will be thrilled.

almaPalma said...

I love your beautiful dresses!
Thanks for the comment on my blogg.:)
Have a nice week!

Heidi said...

This little girl in Alaska is jumping up and down hooray hooray and they are stunning....I can't wait.

Rach said...

Oh I love that hat and the jacket and the dresses - so everything actually! Gorgeous sewing. xxx

Bobo Bun said...

When we watched the sunset last week on the beach I told the girls it would be morning soon in Queensland where Jo my best buddy has lived for too long now. Top or bottom I'm not too sure isn't the earth really flat?

Your dresses look gorgeous, I'd wear the same style in grown-up size.

Your comments about our adventure made me happy. Loved hearing how you enjoyed what we have here.

X

monkeemoomoo said...

I love these little dresses. I have just discovered your blog via Meet me at Mikes.

What a beautiful and inspiring blog.

Beach Vintage said...

These are so so sweet. Do you have an Etsy shop? Thanks for your well wishes for my new shop. xx

deux chiens et un garcon said...

J'adore the rosie picnic dress and yes the hat and vases are lovely inspirations. so glad I can see what wonderful creative things you are up to even though will be moving away.you are so quietly industrious.
xx jill

Jelly Wares said...

Great Hat!!! I love the little bolero too, just gorgeous!!!

Hugs - Jodie :)

lisette said...

Oh that bolera, these dresses.. sooo, sooo perfect and gorgeous and lovely and wauw...

Heidi said...

They arrived yesterday and she will be off to school in one this morning....words can't describe the details and wonderful stitching that you put into them...
We love them!
P.s. that brooch is so darling!!!

emerson-j said...

came across ur blog as the name caught my eye im from nz living in taupo, we have a prawn farm here and the mascot is "shawn the prawn"..a huge dude dressed as a giant prawn!! anyway nice blog :)

Juliab said...

Those dresses are delicious - the fabric choices are perfect. I would so wear that hat, just in the garden for 5 minutes at a time so it didn't get damaged!

Lychnis said...

The bolero is so cute....and the dresses ....very gorgeous

Belly Designs said...

I'm loving the autumn one. Great colour combo