Monday, 30 July 2012

Market prep.

Whilst others have just been lounging around, expecting to be served:

I have been cutting and sewing....

In preparation to my market. Along with some jewellery:

I am also including a range of pajama/ lounging pants:

And printing on fabric, to make cushions:

Although I need to KIT (keep it together) with the market knocking on my door, it has been nice to focus on making things in bulk again......

Happy Monday


Wednesday, 18 July 2012

In case you need a case.

Things have been scary around here for some people.

I've had to move, sort and relocate things to fit 7 amazing cases, given to me (also filled with fabric, old dress patterns, paint, children's toys and books) to look through and sort.

The cases range in age, with the oldest probably being 70 years old, and the youngest being 50 years old. Most of  them came en route from England, and they still have their destination stickers (partially attached).

It was such a waste to see them, a part of history, thrown out or destroyed, and I thought they would provide valued storage in my little house on the hill.

Here are some of them:
The bottom case managed to fit my fabric stash
This is my new bedside table/blanket box

This old metal and wood trunk stores my broken sewing machine (not a happy thought) lots of wool (definitely a happy thought) and general haberdashery necessities.

These two suitcases (not the cats water bowl to the left) stores kiddo things. The bottom suitcase  has some kiddo toys including some great old metal cars and trucks, building blocks and a remote control transformer with a microphone from the 80's (Mr Owl was most impressed). The top case stores all things crafty for kids, including empty alfoil rolls, Styrofoam balls (yes, I'm hoping no child attempts to break these in pieces), fluffy balls (I don't feel I need to explain what these are) icy pole sticks, and anything else you could make stuff out of.

Some of the dress patterns were great! And I can't wait to make something with them.

It has been a long week, sorting all of it out. But now that we are at the tail end, its starting to feel like things have been accomplished. It has been good sorting through things, because I have a fantastic market booked, with my market buddies, in less than a month. Gotta get cracking!

Happy Wednesday

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Coming back from exile...

I unintentionally banished myself from reason- just overtired from the.....drum roll please.....THE MOST AWESOMEST SURPRISE PARTY EVER. I'm biased of course.

My aunty, my two sisters and I decided to throw a surprise 40th Anniversary Party for my amazing parents. My parents are very stable, loving, giving people and they have had a very beautiful life.....but they never had a wedding reception, through no fault of their own.

So we tried to recreate that. Here are some pictures:

My friend Kelly and I got together and used her awesome skills for screen printing the table  runners

Using Kale (from the cabbage family) for the floral arrangements

Table numbers in distressed frames (they didn't look too distressed, quite happy actually)

Odd tea cup candles made by my beautiful 10year old owl. All cups were op shopped (with a little help from my fellow friend op shoppers)

A Singapore orchid and Moss arrangement

And this is how it looked:
The beautiful chocolate mud cake

Yummy food



gift bags
What we wore:

Mr Owl and also the MC. Sharp!

I ran out of time to make my dress so this was a last minute purchase from ebay. Attempting to pull of peach and red.

My shoes

I made baby owls dress

My parents were shocked:

It was a beautiful night- one that my sisters, my aunty and I put a lot of effort in. I will never forget it.

Much has gone on since. Stay tuned for a tale of two cases: