Monday, 28 November 2011

visitor to my garden

This is my cloudy day sundress for a little girl 2-3years old. Love the Cloud Nine fabric such a great contemporary print & a beautiful weight to work with.

I love these tiny Liberty style florals, a really lovely Japanese cotton voile from Spotlight of all places, would you believe. I couldn't resist trying my hand at this dress style, I found the design in the Sweet Dress Book from Japan only the patterns were in adult sizes so I winged it, just cutting out the pieces by eye, & what do you, it worked. It has given me the confidence to try going a bit free form once again with the scissors in the near future. Love, love, love the delicate vintage lace trim that I have used along the hemlines.

Look at this beautiful little fella sun baking in my garden yesterday just outside my laundry door.

I just love the gorgeous colours & patterns on the skins of these Blue Tongue Lizards.This one looked very healthy & nicely plump around the middle, must be enjoying eating all the snails slugs about after the higher tan average rainfall we have had this Spring.

My husband informs me that this same lizard scraped it's way into his office this afternoon giving himself & the other two architects a fright as it crawled under their desks. Yikes, although quiet harmless they look so prehistoric.

Yum, just to make to you hungry, a picture of a very simple chocolate cake I knocked up for sweets one night last week from the Frankie magazine publication Afternoon Tea.

Yum diddly yum.

I call this skirt Daisy due to the sweet guipure lace daisy that once belonged to my Grandmother stitched onto the hem border. The majority of the skirt is cut from a Saffron Craig print consisting of diagonal stripes & snowy little trees. The result is unintentionally quite Christmasy.

HoHoHo not long to go!

Love this sweet little daisy.

Monday, 21 November 2011


Just pulled these from my veggie patch, my best ever beetroots. Hmmm now what to do with them? Better start googling. Do you have a tried & true beetroot recipe? Let me know it.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Sunshine Patchwork

I had a fun day yesterday pulling out my fabrics filed under patchwork. Still feeling a tad tropical from my last sewing session & post, I found myself chopping up lots of sunshiny yellow pieces & throwing a few animals into the mix. The result is a cheerful summer patchwork skirt women's size 10 - 12. I hope somebody is brave enough to wear it as it has been delivered to Mooch Inside along with my Pineapple Cushions.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Club Tropicana

Hooray today I had some sewing time to myself & I was able to knock up a couple of cushions for sean-the-prawn. As summer is drawing near I've been feeling all tropical & was excited/inspired to find this pineapple fabric in my ever increasing pile of material stashed away in my sewing area.

Club Tropicana is a great song by Wham although a little cheesy but I think that's the point of it. I was obsessed with it for about 5 minutes in the mid 1980's & it remains dear to my heart, hence the title of this post. Oh I bet you missed my long winded ramblings. I've missed waffling on in your direction. Stay posted as there will be a lot more new sean-the-prawn goodness coming your way. Ideas, ideas, ideas,coming out my ears!