Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Get Your Flounce On!

Some Autumn skirts for my nieces in Melbourne. Photos taken in haste, should have given them their final press before taking pics, but was in a hurry to get them in the post-pack and off in the post, so these pics are taken with the skirts on the actual ironing board. Hastily posting as well, as Big D has gone to pick Little P up for pre-school!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

This is ....

Me in the (bathroon) mirror with my favourite accessory - it's a vintage button necklace, bought for me by my sister before she relocated to Melbourne. Thanks to One Red Robin for such a great theme this week .... I'm off to look at everyone else's fave accessories!

(oops, forgot that this isn't supposed to be posted till Sunday! Such a rule breaker!!) On Sunday I guess I could talk about the other accdessories in this picture - you can just see my wedding ring - which has an apple green tormaline (rhymes!!) in it - and is white gold, and then there's the ever popular cheap camera - and what about the orange towel? - Everyone needs one - this post is just accessorised to the max!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Mmmmmmarimekko for the little one

I found this vintage Marimekko (printed in 1973) a while ago at the oppy, and there wasn't much of it, I've ummed an ahhed about what to do with it ever since, then I got the inspiration (like a bolt of the blue) to make a panel at the front with plain cotton, so I chopped up the pattern, and put it together, with an applique from the left overs. The back is all Marimekko, and is quite bright in real life. I thought the pink was going to be too much for me - but as I've made it, well it's not really is it?

Friday, February 15, 2008

Slower than a wet week in Bornmouth..

I've started to un pack my sewing stuff.......

And I'm getting there slowly........

I've got a sunroom in which to sew and swear, and a bit more time this year, so strap yourselves in, it's going to be a bumpy ride!

This is ....

What makes me laugh out loud! And also 'Vicki Bollard' - "yer, but, no, but like, you wasn't even there, so shuuuuuu up!"

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

7 Things (doing the rounds again)

I've been tagged by chalk and cheese to do the 7 random facts/quirks again. So let me think.... what don't you know about me already? Here are the rules:

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1) When ever I HAVE to come up with something about myslef, my mind goes to mush. Job interviews are tough - as is any kind of public 'showing off', ergo the blog, it's the gentle form of showing off!

2) I am addicted to fabric softner ('Fluffy Jasmine Fresh' is the fave at the mo) I know it's not environmentally friendly, but by crickey the smell and the feel of your clothes - yum!

3) I don't like to do blog posts without a least one photo (this is one that Big D took, it's a Grevillia - lovley!!)

4) My middle name is Constance!

5) I'm really partial to using old fashioned sayings, things like 'by crikey', 'bless your cotton socks' & 'you never know until you try'.

6) I'm a big lover of the inbetween seasons (Spring and Autumn) and complain loads in summer when it's too hot!!!

7) We have a female ginger cat, over 90 per cent of ginger cats are Toms, we got lucky with our 'Bupka'
I'm going to tag these bloggers:

Monday, February 04, 2008

This is....

I seriously collect all kinds of things, West German Pots, Betossi ceramics, vintage aprons, vintage linen/fabric, embroidery, 70's shoes, art, 60's art glass, ceramic birds AND ducks with carts, they have to have the cart! These are hard to find, hence the small collection - this is all I've managed to find so far!