Friday, July 27, 2012

Hi all,

it's been a crazy week
and I am about to
embark on yet another road trip South,
 indulging in a spot of op shopping along the way
thanks again to my trusty bible

in the mean time I hope you have all had a fab week and in today's short and sweet post
I'll leave you with a few reminders for the coming weekend ....

(purchased from Illuminations book shop in Tauranga, NZ 1996)

I have been lugging this A4 size laminate around for 16 years.
It has adorned many walls in many of my homes and it still
makes me smile every time I read it.
I hope it does you too x

Thursday, July 19, 2012

A week in colour .....

Hi ho,
Despite the kids going back to school and attempting to settle back into our usual routine
I have surprisingly been
rather creative this week

(always a good sign)

Firstly I have to share the Faux fur coat I picked up at a local op shop

(by the way - thats my serious butterfly gazing look!)
Anyway, apparently this brand is rather sought after
and it's made of 40% acrylic, 40% modacrylic and 10% cotton!
But what would I know?  - I'm just looking for a bargain (right?)
and I think it was at a mere $15.

Anyway as the week progressed I managed to knock up a few cushion covers using my scraps and some of the lovely fabric samples our dear Carole over at

sent me for the Jubilee Swap.

My lounge is already a rather colourful mish-mash (or was that messy?)
But you can never have enough colour right???

I've also been working on a few little numbers for another lovely lass

almost there on this one!

I've started a wee production line of hip hugging
A line skirts for future markets
(again using up what fabrics I could find in my archives)

and I received a parcel of joy from a certain Arty-Zombie who sent me these gorgeous fabrics
on the right hand side!

Me thinks a few more frock creations are in the pipeline!!

I am also shamelessly plugging these Woolworth brand fleecy lined
footless tights!
My best coffee chatting, craft inspiring girlfriend
(you know who you are)
recommended these a wee while back and they have been the best $7.99
I've spent in a long time!
Sorry to all you international non Woolworth's supermarket going colourful stocking wearing girls
they only come in BLACK.
But hey, who's complaining if they have kept my luscious legs warm all winter!

and finally just incase you arent yet over-stimulated by all my happenings
I HAD to show you a few photos I spied on
(I won't bite if you LIKE me!!!)

compliments of

(now that sure is my kinda Glamping!!!)

then I found this

compliments of

and I couldn't resist sharing it!

Ain't it fab!!!

Anyway lovely's I better go get me some beauty sleep!
Who knows what tomorrow will bring

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Coastal migration for one denim bird ....

Hi Everyone!
If you haven't already read about our lovely


over at

go now and take a peek!

I just HAD to share this with you!
This sensational woman purchased a made-to-order dress off me in this
 pretty turquoise rose print

It all started here in my sewing studio

and ended up here on the beautiful coastline in the sunshine.
Sarah took these gorgeous photos
with her very own hands and
then kindly let me use them for this blog post.
(coz she is a rockin photographer as well as a beach model and a kind hearted soul!!!)

We are already collaborating on another dress

and another

and possibly another!

What a joy it is to make a dress for someone you know
that will totally love and appreciate it!

Thanks Sarah!
You are fab x

Friday, July 6, 2012

Flower power .....

Hi honeys, friday has rolled around again and this week I have been happily sewing for a fabulous local lovely see here
who has a passion for vintage clothing and wears it well
she has commisioned moi to make her a few little numbers for her gorgeous collection
and this wee pretty is made from an old curtain!
I know she will have fun wearing this little number..

(sorry about the shadowing)
I'm loving the pattern on this cute A Line dress!

Well back to the machine .......
Dee x

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