Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wow, it's been a while!

Went back to sewing class today. New term, new outfit to be made! I have decided, (or rather the teacher has decided) on a two piece outfit this time round. I haven't got the material yet, so today i just did bits and pieces. Finished off the legs of my pants, added straps to a dress, that sort of thing.

The two tops and pants just have some hand sewing now and then they will be totally complete. I still want to re-do the hook and eyes from my evening gown.

I will have to post a copy of the new outfit i will be making. It's a top and skirt, and i will be using Shantang. Can't wait actually, i really like the look of this outfit.

Wow, it's been a while!

Went back to sewing class today. New term, new outfit to be made!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

This is so very exciting!

I was on the phone today to Janet, now you may ask "Who's Janet", well, I'm going to tell you!

Janet and Eric are a lovely couple that own the most beautiful farm in Kyneton. They have a beautiful homestead and a huge farm filled with the most friendliest animals ranging from horses, pigs, cows, and sheep and my favourite - the llamas!

We have stayed there a few times now and it is just so relaxing, you can do as much or as little as you want.

So, what has this got to do with vintage you may ask, and why am i so excited?? Well, it's actually got nothing to do with vintage but i am so excited and really touched because as i said earlier, I was on the phone to Janet today and she was asking me if i had seen their website, which i knew they were in the middle of getting it up and running, so i logged onto the site and low and behold but whose faces do i see in the guests section?? Moi and my family. How excitment!

Here is the link, make sure you check it out, and if you ever come to Melbourne for a holiday, be sure to go and say g'day to Janet and Eric!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Your little Girl, Your Princess, Your Angel!

I have got to stop surfing the net! I keep finding all these awesome sites. I'm beginning to really love Etsy.

I have found this new shop just for little girls! This lady makes hair accessories. No, that should say simply gorgeous hair accessories.

I have added her site to my links so you have to check it out!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Isn't this romantic

I know this has nothing to do with my vintage stuff, but i just had to show this to you.

It's called "Heart, Spirit, Love" and it is a collection of handmade things that are for sale on Etsy.

This piece was chosen by my sister. Members on the site can make lists like this one, and then if it gets enough clicks it may make it to the front page.

How cool is this? Check it out by clicking on the link.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Glorious Vintage!!

Yay, my first top is now complete! I'm sooooo excited.

Tomorrow i will have the evening dress completed as well, and during the rest of the week i am to complete my second top and also the pair of pants i purchased from "Glorious Vintage".

If you haven't checked out her site yet, please do, she has got an enormous range of clothes and patterns.

There is also a flickr section of her photos.

I have decided that Spotlight just has to be the best store in the world, apart from Bunnings, I must admit that I love that store as well!

When class starts up again i will be making a stunning suit made of a top and skirt, another Glorious Vintage pattern.

I will take a photo later and show you all.

Ciao for now.

Friday, June 12, 2009

My venture into quilting.

I have never attempted quilting before, but have always had these grand ideas about making an heirloom quilt using photos in the squares.

Getting back to reality though, i bought some country crafts books while we were in Kyneton and there is a quilt in it that you would put on your dining table.

I have decided i am going to make it. While we were in Kyneton i visited the quilt store and bought some "vintage" inspired charm squares.

Last night i decided to finally get my butt into gear and attempt to make the quilt, how hard can it be right??

So i am cutting out my little triangles and realise i don't actually have enough charm squares for the size of the quilt, so it's either going to be a smaller version or it's another trip to Kyneton!!

Me thinks Kyneton's looking like a good option!!! lol