Friday, 24 September 2010

Kia Ora & Bonjour

I have been in a cushion making frenzy lately & I must say that I'm absolutely loving making them. I went out & bought a stack of different sized inserts a week ago & since then I've been unstoppable. It is fun cutting up little snippets of my ever increasing stash of vintage florals & even more fun playing around with the different combinations. These little mummas have already gone to join Big Blue at Moochinside.
Kia Ora Kiwis...yep believe it or not, a New Zealand frock Bros. This little dress would be great on a 10 -12yr old, although it could possibly be worn by a teenager or as a top for a foxy mumma . I realise there is a bit of Mumma talk going on this post..must be the day for it.
Upcycled from a vintage tablecloth of the tourista kind..I thought this was kind of fun & summery...I also see it as homage to my beautiful Grandma Lily, an ever proud Kiwi who used get up & do the Hakka before watching televised football games.
Dress now retailing at Moochinside along with recent cushion extravaganzas.
School holidays start today eeeek...Not off to a good start with both kids with gastric flu..one almost recovered & the other in full throttle..gloves, antibacterial wipes loads of disinfectant..washing machine working overtime. Fingers crossed we'll be out of the danger zone within 24hrs.
Have a great fun filled weekend & enjoy School Holidays New South Welsh folk.

13 comments:

Heidi said...

Those are so fabulous.....I can hardly contain myself that Bon jour!!!! Oh my oh my

dorothybills..... said...

Those cushions are really amazing!!
Boy I would have like to see your Grandmother doing the Hakka,I always love seeing the all blacks doing it.

Hope your kiddies recover quickly so you can have some fun together in the holidays. All the best, Eleesa x

Isabelle Kessedjian said...

Thank you very much, and I love your work with the fabric.

Make mine Mid-Century said...

Love the dress ... pretty groovy! But all your dresses usually are ... shame my eldest refuses to wear dresses anymore.

Posie Patchwork said...

Cool cushions, love the Frenchy speak. School holidays bring it (we're ACT so wish us happy ones too). Heading to Sydney though, family funeral, but i'll have my husband. Needless to say, head spinning on the roller coaster, hope the children manage to have fun. Happy sewing, i see hand stitching in the car up & down the Hume Highway, yawn, love Posie

kardemomme said...

How fun with the Staffordshire pottery :))We DO like the same thing!!No doubth about it! And I LOVE yor pillows! Just my type of colours and style. I have to run now. Is about to leave the house with my daughter for the weekend.
We are having a girls trip, and we are so looking forward to it. Have a lovely weekend Jean the prawn :))
Best wishes Kardemomme :))

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melissa said...

Your cushions are gorgeous! and the dress too.... Hope your kids are feeling better soon x

Cilipus said...

Love the pillows !!
And your dresses are so adorable.
Hav a nice day !!
Cecilie

Bobo Bun said...

Poor kiddies and you. Vomitting is depressing as you never rest constantly shoving a bucket under their head so the sofa doesn't get wrecked or the duvet. I've thrown so many yuckky duvets away since being a mummy.

Amazing you still have your creative mojo going. Love the cushions and the fabrics you've used. I look lustfully on.

Take care and hoping all better soon.

x

Kaylovesvintage said...

so pretty

the would look so good in my home

Allana said...

Oh I love that dress! That is pretty special! Your cushions are gorgeous as usual too :) x

Belly Designs said...

I'm loving the tea towels too right now...i find it very hard to cut them up..maybe i will be brave soon....