Saturday, 25 May 2013

Birthdays,Commonfolk,and Military style

Hi everyone,
 Its been a fun packed week or two,Miss Grace had her 5th birthday with lots of present opening and little party at home with friends.
I'm really glad to report that she is talking really well and even starting to give quite a bit of cheek!
                                  Miss Grace unwrapping her presents with daddy watching
So Uncle Tom and I had Lunch out the other day and enjoyed Yummy Avocado smash at Commonfolk in Mornington
                                Uncle Tom had a roast pork and coleslaw and a good time was had by all !
                                       The nice folk at  Commonfolk progress street Mornington
                                                     New tag for my military inspired range
                                                         A re purposed black coat

                                            Re  Purposed red coat (I'm keeping this one)
                                       Pretty vintage military style table cloth made into a skirt
                                                                           The Look
                                                    Miss Grace eating chippies on the couch
So we are back to cold miserable weather this week so keeping warm and entertained is what its all about.
Ive got some new ideas coming and some creative up cycling projects on the boil so stay tuned !!!
                                                                Cheers for now Lyn

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Love Vintage fair (and yes I do!)

Hi Everyone,
 Had a fabulous night last night my beloved and miss grace and I took a trip into the city to see the love vintage fair.
Yes ,I know some people get tired of hearing about  peoples off spring, but my miss Gracie really came into her own last night and deeply wanted to be on the stage with all the other pretty ladies.
I stepped up to the mark and got her a number so that she could participate in the fashion parade,dad took hold of the filming duties (on his mobile phone,apologies for skill and film quality) and off we went!
                             The fair is held at Melbourne's beautiful exhibition buildings
 the parade showcased some stunning clothing ( none of which photographed very well, photographer not subject)
                                               fantastic hand painted Mexican skirt
                       The lovely Ingrid won a prize and looked beautiful in a full length evening dress
                                Cute combi van at the front door done up in all her vintage glory.
Unfortunately We could not stay till the end as our star Miss Gracie had had a big day and was practically falling asleep on her feet, but a good time was had by all.
If you get a chance to go along for a look its on all weekend .
                                                                         Cheers Lyn

Monday, 6 May 2013

I need to have a Bex and a lie down !

Hi Everyone,
Its been a big day Miss Grace has been getting up at five o'clock most mornings since daylight savings has finished and so my day starts then , mainly because I can't go back to sleep!
 So there has been a bit of sewing and  house painting going on .
The house was painted a really ugly mushroom colour which looks really nice with the bricks but after six years of looking at it I'm a bit over it and we had to replace some guttering anyway so now I'm committed to painting the other three sides of the house.( and probably the fence too.)
 so it's a nice dark grey now, only 8 windows and the front door to go (fences can wait a little longer)
                                                                 Zips and Ric-rack
                                                      mothers day lavender sachet display
                                    all made from damaged Dolley's,hand towels and vintage bits
                                                            vintage metal zip throw
                                         I had a huge draw full of zips and more coming in from estates
It took me a while to figure out what to do with them,It will probably never sell ,and I'm really OK with that!
so it's me off for a bex and a lie down,I'm really rather tired!
                                                                          Cheers Lyn

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Things I've been doing lately...

Hi Everyone,

Its got a whole lot colder over the last two weeks here and that leads me to creative pursuits.
I've finished a nest of tables that needed painting,waxed another table priced a zillion bits of lace and fabric.
So now I get to sew!
flour sack patchwork quilt

bloomers for Miss Coco


 more bunting and patchwork curtains
moved my 1950s area

revamped 1960s,70s and 80s

scored a free cupboard (and filled it strait away)

Displayed my watch jewelery

and took Miss Grace for some fine dining.

plus did an estate yesterday and picked up some lovely linen. Tonight I have a date with my bookwork because I'm so far behind.(I really really don't love doing bookwork.  So that's my week in a nutshell.
                                               Hope your all having fun!
                                                         Cheers Lyn