Sunday, 31 March 2013

Really getting into my inner granny chicness

Hi Everyone,
Its Easter Sunday today and after doing an Easter hunt with Miss Grace and her best friends Sunny and Ginger we headed home for some relax time (and sewing for me!) and  I managed to get a few more designs out of my head to become some cute outfits.
upcycled top and aprons

Trying out new ways with my logo

back view of the apron dress

upcycled cardie and apron and tablecloth skirt

Miss Grace needing to be in every photo

Upcycle top with patchwork frill, by this stage of the day Miss Grace needed some fresh air so we headed off to the park for a bike ride and to feed the ducks.

Miss grace at the park on her purple bike

ducks not far behind wanting more bread!
                            Hope you had a good Easter and didn't pig out on to much chocolate.
                                                                      Cheers Lyn

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Granny Chic

Hi Everyone,

 I came back from my holiday refreshed with lots of ideas keen to get in to my sewing machine. After a few technical difficulties and the call to a sewing machine mechanic I'm glad to say all is well and I haven't stoped sewing for two days so here's what I've done.


cotton cardie with vintage buttons
                     up cycle skirt with patchwork trim
red cotton cardie with pockets
                                                                                              skirt/dress made from vintage aprons
my logo

pretty top with crochet detail

wrap pillowslip apron

up cycle dress

double sided cushions

made with pretty scraps,table cloths .doilies and vintage pillowcases
 They were lots of fun to make and will be at the vintage shed/emporium on Thursday for Easter.
                                                      Well Miss Grace is impressed anyway!
                                                            So have a great Easter
                                                                      Cheers Lyn

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

2 weeks of sun

Hi Everyone,
I was getting a bit burnt out for a while there and I decided after ringing my brother for his 60th birthday that it had been six years since I had been over to visit him and it was about my turn!
So I trotted off to my local travel agent an booked myself and Miss Grace a ticket to sunny Western Australia to spend some quality time with big brother( and of course to visit some new and exciting opp shops while I was there)
Big brother built a special bed for Miss Graces stay

Beautiful Mandurah

I can't help but sew(new quilt cover for my brother)

beautiful halls head beach (everyday for a swim)

Miss Grace and my big brother at the crab festival

Fremantle beach

Some nice new books I picked up
I caught up with some old friends (Phil ,Heidi,Robyn and Paul) and did lots of lovely shopping  with Miss Heidi, resting and bonding with my little Miss Grace.(and heaps of talking reminiscing and generally having a good Laugh with my brother.)
 so home today Mr FV&C has organised another estate tomorrow( me thinks it was just an excuse to spend the day together) so strait back to work, but next blog I will try and photograph some of the fantastic vintage treasures that I bought back home.
                                                    Cheers all Lyn

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Aprons for the inner domestic Godess

Hi  Everyone,
After reading my new favourite blog  Dottie angel I was inspired  to do a bit of creative sewing and use up some scrappy pieces I had trouble parting with.I used a diverse range of bits and bobs from doyleys, cafe curtains ,old belts,pillowcases ,scraps of lace and I'm pretty happy with them,so I gave them names.(clearly I need a holiday or at last some quiet time!)
she"s Annabella

this is Edith

and here is Sally

detail of Sally's pocket
 So I'm heading off to western Australia with Miss Grace on Wednesday for a little break and to spend some time with my big brother who has just turned sixty! When I get back I will be back in the sewing room and creating my little heart out hopefully feeling a little more relaxed.
                                                               Miss Grace looking cute.
                                                                       Cheers all