Monday, 23 March 2015

butter and buntings dress swap

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

also you there's still time to get involved in my vintage sheet FQ swap 2015. you can find all the details here.

hope this week is a lovely one. x

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

give-away time

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.
good luck.

open until April 8, 2015.

Monday, 9 March 2015

little tienda

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