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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Em's dress

I have been busy busy busy - sewing dresses for my market stall and for friends. This little number was made from a darling vintage tablecloth - one of the prettiest I have ever seen. I made it especially for my new friend Em. She tried it on today and she loves it - It even matches her new bike - Hooray!

I have decided that it is time to invest in a dressmakers dummy - I have almost 20 dresses ready for sale - but it is really hard to photograph a dress on a coat hanger. 

Once again it is late, and its time for bed. I hope you are well and happy, wherever you are xox

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

this little naughty went to market

...and we didn't have much success. BUT it was a fun day, let me show you how our little stall looked.

I think that it looked really cute...

in fact, if it wasn't my store, I think i would have liked to have spent
some of my money here...

LOOK!!!  there is my naughty shorty!

little feet...

my precious little love...

This was my first market, and despite the lack of customers, I believe that I will definitely try again...

By the way, this week I will be listing dresses for sale in my etsy shop... What do you think?

And also by the way, did I tell you that I am engaged now...

So much going on! I think that everyone must be crazy busy, seeing as its nearly Christmas... and I still need to make a tonne of presents.

I hope you are happy and sane, wherever you are in the world.

P.s - love you my sis, hope you are enjoying all that winter snow in old London town

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

BIG Plans...

I think that these are so pretty. These are Quilts from Denyse Schmidt's "Denver" collection. I am wanting to do something similar for my own bed. I am collecting a few tea towels and rice bags and vintage cottons... I think mine will be a little less shabby chic.

Check out Denyse Schmidt's website here It is full of inspirational pics. I love her.

Monday, November 29, 2010

I made a new dress...

Yay! Whipped this up last night. I used the same pattern as for the yellow sheet dress...

HEAPS easier than the Vogue pattern that I am still trying to put together
blogged here

I found a vintage picture book...

Its full of lovely illustrations by June Gulloch

This is from the book Casual Living by Judith Wilson...
... lucky Maud, I say.

It is also full of yummy pictures and inspiration...

Definitely worth a flick through.

That's about all I have been up to... It is very warm. It is about 5.45pm, and Zavian and I are heading to the beach for a late afternoon swim. Lovely.

I hope you are well and happy, wherever you are in the world... xoxoxo

Thanks for the love!

I have been included in a couple of etsy Treasuries lately! Yay! here are the links -



Thanks so much, it is always so exciting to see your hard work displayed in these beautifully curated collections.

Hope you are enjoying yourself, wherever you are in the world... xoxox

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

more pillows...

Gah! I have caught Levi's man cold... Luckily he is feeling a little better now, and he is making me soup.

xox Bec

Monday, November 22, 2010

What have I been up too?

This week I have been looking after a grizzly Levi and a sooky Zavian.

Levi has a man cold, and we all know that that is the WORST EVER type of cold going and it has rendered him entirely useless... and after her first stint at daycare Zavian will not let me out of her sight... This has meant that I have not had a second to myself during the day and have been staying up a little bit too late so that I can sew in the evening. That along with trying to get Zav to sleep in her own bed has meant that I am VERY BLOODY TIRED!

The other night I actually slept for half of the night in the cot (not particularly comfy) trying to get my little miss happy in her own bed. I think I am probably averaging about 4 hours of broken sleep each night... Yuck!

On a happier note, I have had a very successful week collecting new retro sheets! Cleaned out one op-shop almost entirely with pillow cases at 20cents each!!! yay! and I enjoyed making some new flower pillow covers with yummy vintage fabrics and buttons

I found a huge stack of new sheets and pillowcases this week at the op-shop...

The blue one at the front is my new favourite. Such a shame there is only one pillowcase.

Oh, look who is running around my ankles, my little companion...

I love thinking about all of the possibilities... Found a great picture by whimsiedots who re-decorated their girls bedroom
using all reclaimed bed linens...

I bought some more pillow inserts so that I could display more than one pillow at a time, its nice to
see everything together...

This is my vintage flower pillow. Its so much fun to make something without a plan in mind, to just let go and
 be creative... I love this one and I am going to keep it, but I have made some others that will go up for sale in my etsy shop.

The ruffly layers add yummy soft texture, and random vintage buttons for handmade style... Do you like?

Remember In my last post I  was making that dress... What a nightmare! I don't understand the instructions and I want to give up on it and start again. The pattern has the most ridiculous button holes, and now I have my new sewing machine that sews me a perfect buttonhole, I think I will start again...

Bah! Stupid 50's dress. I MUST learn how to make it because I am simply going to explode soon if I can't wear a different 50's sundress everyday.

In other news, Zavian has broken my last pair of spectacles and I am going to have to sticky tape them back together so I can see when I am driving - As if i needed to look any more bedraggled!

Well I've gone on and on, time to go. I hope you are well and happy, wherever you are...