Tuesday, 25 February 2014

a tag garland.

I've had these tags sitting on my sewing desk for some time. and just this week i had a little pop of inspiration to make them into a garland.
I went through my pinterest board of favourite quotes and sayings and typed them onto the tags using my trusty little typewriter. I then added some embellishments.. stitching on doilies and vintage sheets; and then adding a splash of watercolours too.
I then threaded them on a length of twine and with a couple of pieces of washi tape I was done.

have you been crafting of late? baking, sewing maybe?

Sunday, 23 February 2014

stills: floral time

1. a favourite spot in the hallway
2. floral bedding
3. a little bit of crafting that I will share this week
4. a garage sale find.. a $10 concrete pot. two's nearly a collection right? I thought of you kylie when I spotted it.
5. grow butternut, grow
6. one lone sunflower

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

vintage sheet dress

valentines day meant a lovely little lunch date with my love and the perfect excuse for a new dress. so i chose a pattern, cut up a vintage sheet and got sewing.

vintage sheet dress: made by me
leather belt: op-shopped
shoes: jelly bean sandals
bracelets: a new purchase from perch & pantry. they are beautifully hand crafted and ethically made.
satchel: op-shopped

Sunday, 16 February 2014

stills: in the garden


1. beautiful rain and the garden is thriving. this one little bed contains capsicum, rhubarb, zucchini, celery, pumpkins, melons, tomatoes and a border of marigolds
2. starting the winter plantings with silverbeet and spinach seeds
3. enjoying this delicious gluten-free pasta
4. sewing for a swap
5. this week we went for a little drive to moss vale
6. valentines day photos with my love

Thursday, 13 February 2014

i've been op-shopping again.

I was lucky enough to have two op-shopping outings in two days this week. yesterday we took a little drive to moss vale to check out their oppies and had a lovely lunch at an old post office come Italian café. and today I checked out the local oppies here in town. here is my selection...

the sweetest little Australian animals book (20c)
doily (20c)
spoon ($1)
2 floral doona covers ($3 each)
a 3m length of upholstery fabric ($2)
Country Road leather belt ($1)
and a selection of patterns (20c each)

have you op-shopped any goodies lately?

Sunday, 9 February 2014

stills: baby butternuts

1. i wore my new cotton scarf this week. Tillie seems to approve too
2. a little shopping haul
3. it's been fan weather
4. a new kitchen toy. an oil sprayer. i'm tired of buying oil in a spray can. so many resources in the packaging and not the most environmentally friendly product.
5. hello baby butternuts

Saturday, 8 February 2014


one of my hopes for 2014 is to support ethical, handmade and small business as much as I can. i've signed up for the ethical fashion pledge over at Pip's. i've also pledged my support to a couple of pozible campaigns.

have you heard of pozible before? it's a crowd funding site that aims to help ideas and aspirations happen. you can read more about the what, how, who and why of pozible here.

one campaign that I'm supporting at the moment is Pip: Australian permaculture magazine.
the magazine is described as... 'where you can learn how to retrofit your home to make it more energy efficient, get great ideas that you can implement into your own productive food gardens, find recipes that are seasonal and use simple whole foods and read about other like-minded people who are doing inspiring things.'
fundraising is currently at 83% and with 18 days to go Robyn Rosenfeldt, the editor, publisher and creator of Pip magazine can nearly call the magazine a success.

have you come across pozible before? what do you think of it?

the most powerful thing we can do to change the world is to create the world we do want rather than trying to stop the world we don’t want.
David Holmgren, co-originator of permaculture

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

wearing: blue bohemian traders

another outfit to share. i seem to be on a bit of a roll with the wearing posts, i don't know how much longer it'll last though as my wardrobe isn't that well stocked at the moment. i guess it's a good excuse to do a bit more op-shopping. not that I need much of an excuse.

denim top: from the wardrobe. it's a fav at the moment as it's so versatile. you'll find me wearing it here too.
skirt (which is actually a dress): op-shopped
scarf: a new purchase from Bohemian Traders. it's a beautiful soft cotton and is lovely and light.

hope you are having a lovely week. x

Sunday, 2 February 2014

stills: tea towels and seed-saving

1. a little bit of tea towel stitching
2. lime green fronds and milk glass. this makes me smile
3. saving nasturtium seeds
4. kittens in the garden
5. magazine reading
6. a new op-shopped Johnson plate to add to the collection