Monday, 21 March 2011

Sew It Together


Enjoing a lazy Monday. Finishing off items for my swap at Sew It Together 2 in Sydney. Only four more sleeps!

Cutting fabric and sorting vintage patterns to take along as prizes and to sell at my mini stall on the Crafty Saturday too.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Fabulous frocks!

I have a serious penchant for the 1950's. I seriously see myself, in the near future, wearing fifties-style dresses a good 3 - 4 days of the week.

So in that style, last weekend I finished this frock to wear to the Adelaide Cup Races. It was so much fun dressing up.... although a couple of blokes with a few drinks under their belts commented I looked a bit like royalty. They're just not used to seeing girls dressed nicely and not showing every inch of skin possible! All I can say is that young girls (18 - mid 20's) really don't have much of a clue as to how to dress nicely at the races. It's all about showing everything to the world and not leaving much to the imagination.

Anyhoo I digress. Sorry about the blurry shot - when I handed the camera over to Mr Silly Gilly, I had left it on a crazy setting! At least the bottom half of the dress and my shoes are in focus!

It's a bit hard to see in this photo but there are lovely big box pleats in the skirt and some gorgeous neckline details too.

Blue Floral 1950's Dress

Monday, 7 March 2011

Busy Bee

Last week was a lovely blend of craftiness and relaxing. Food, wine, friends. Oh, and housework. Blah.

Some little projects I finished up last week.


Felt Dahlia Brooch using the tutorial found here. I used my hot glue gun to assemble the brooch and it made the whole process a lot quicker than the tutorial suggested it was going to be.

Around The Block 2 - Stacked Blocks

I also completed my fifth block for Around The Block 2. Abbe asked for a block she termed Stacked Blocks. I loved the choice of fabrics - grey and green, just gorgeous!

Now onto prep for my stall at Mathilda's Market this Sunday, 13 th March. If you're in SA, come along to Norwood and say hello!

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Happy Hula Birthday!

Over a month ago we celebrated my daughter's fifth birthday. She wanted to have a hawaiian party complete with hula girl birthday cake. Initially it was a Lilo and Stitch request but I managed to ease her round to having this for her cake. A lot more basic than my usual efforts but fun all the same.

It was soooo much fun making this cake! Simply a Dolly Varden tin cake with vanilla cake layered with icing. Piped the grass on and stuck the doll on top! The little pink swirls on the left held the candles. But let me tell you, getting icing to stick on Hula girls top was tricky!! It kept wanting to slide right off but persistence was the key and the cake was happily G rated.