Monday, 23 March 2015
have you popped by Taz's blog butter and buntings lately? if not you may have missed the handmade dress swap she is currently hosting. If you're handy with a sewing machine (even if only at a basic level) or know someone that can sew for you, you can join in. and if you don't feel up to making a dress you can also join in by making and swapping a skirt instead.
I think a simple shift style dress is perfect for this swap. something with only a couple of pattern pieces and the sizing is fairly forgiving too.
think of all the possibilities... using a vintage sheet or tablecloth, adding pockets maybe made from doilies, or adding a lace or pom pom trim around the hem
vintage sheet FQ swap 2015. you can find all the details here.
hope this week is a lovely one. x
Wednesday, 18 March 2015
a little Autumn give away just for you.
first up a wall pennant. I made this from a vintage cotton sheet with the prettiest leaf design and free-hand stitched the quote. it will come with a dowel and twine for easy display on your wall.
next up a copy of the latest Pip magazine. I somehow managed to find myself with 2 copies so this one is for you. this is an Aussie magazine full of all things permaculture. this issue has informative articles on saving tomato seeds, no-dig gardening, making your own cheese and tips on decluttering your home.
to be in the running simply leave a comment telling me what you love about Autumn.
this little give-away is open internationally.
open until April 8, 2015.
Monday, 9 March 2015
another dress. a bit of a change as this one is not made by me, instead it's a little tienda dress (my second one now) and in a beautiful shade of blue with a rainbow of embroidery. I took the hem up on it and it's now the prefect length for me and oh so comfortable to wear.
teamed with my favourite tan lotta clogs, wewood watch, op-shopped silver bangle and a timber bracelet from deadwood creative (it's amazingly made from a skateboard)
with beautiful autumn temps these last few days I'm getting as much wear from this beauty before it cools down too much. x