Tuesday, January 30, 2007
I must show off my my latest op shop finds, 2 x 70's table clothes, both $4.00 each. the blue/purple and green one is quite massive. Big D actually really likes them, what a guy - he loves textiles (not as much as me) but has been know to go through the fabric stash in an op shop all by himslef. A far cry from when we first met and he thought op shops were just full of crap that nobody wanted. Don't you just love a good conversion story? Now let me see, what has he introduced me to? I'll have to think about that and do a list.
Posted by Claire (ethel loves fred) at 1:17 PM
Miss P is now at Day Care 2 days a week, Monday and Tuesday, so I've been hard at it, making things for her to wear. These 2 skirts are the latest to come out of the room. The black and white number is a bias cut full skirt which she calls her 'rock and roll skirt' I like the skull & cross bone motif, very wheels & Doll Baby. The red and white one is just goreous on, it's so floaty, has a gathered waist band, and pockets at the front, the back is elasticated, also quite a full skirt, has a touch of the milk-maid about it, but LOVE this style on. Girls gotta have pockets! I don't know about you but if I see one more 3, 2 or 4 tiered skirt I'm going to scream - sure they are cute, but really, enough with the tiered skirt.
Posted by Claire (ethel loves fred) at 12:51 PM
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
I found this gorgeous knee length pinni at the op shop, looks to be 1940's. I love it, but it hasn't inspired me to put the hoover round, do the dishes or makes some anzac biscuits. It does feel bloody gorgeous on! You can get it feeding the baby, you can get it hoovering the floors, matter of fact - I've got in now ..... I can feel a fetish coming on.
Posted by Claire (ethel loves fred) at 8:01 PM
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
This is a little pinni-top (size 0) for a friend's little girl - I just love this fabric, and can't take any credit for finding it, my girlfriend found it on ebay! I've been making lots of tiny little dresses at the moment, so many girlfriend's have had girls latley.
Posted by Claire (ethel loves fred) at 11:25 AM
Sunday, January 07, 2007
It's been a really busy couple of months, with no time for blogging. Parker turned 3 we went away for Christmas and my sister got married. I still haven't received a slip in the post for the beautiful use swap - hope it's not lost in the Christmas post. Here is a pic of what I sent to Austin at http://stripepebble.blogspot.com/ I decided to do a bit of egg theme for her, as she loves to cook and seemed to like fruit themed home wares, so made her a felt egg warmer, thrifted the clown egg cup and an egg coddler from the 1950's with pear and leaf motif. It was my first blog swap, and the first of many more - time permitting.
Posted by Claire (ethel loves fred) at 4:16 PM