Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sunday Stash #18

This is my favourite piece of fabric from my stash. It's a beautiful polished cotton from the 1950's. The fabric has a lovely sheen to it and I don't think the photos quite do it justice. I bought the fabric from the Lost and Found Market in Collingwood. I have about 2.5m of it and the big plan is to make it into a 1950's style dress with a fitted bodice and flared skirt.

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Friday, June 26, 2009

Trip to Tessuti

Tessuti has recently opened in Melbourne and I took a trip to the city to have a look. I have always felt a little jealous that Sydney had Tessuti and the rest of Australia didn't. I visited one of their shops in Sydney while on holidays a few years ago and was really impressed with their range of fabrics. No need to feel jealous anymore.

The Melbourne shop is exactly what I expected it to be, full of gorgeous, quality dress fabrics. Note: this is definitely not your local spotlight. Tessuti buy fabric from local and overseas designers so it is packed with drool worthy fabric.

I took home from the trip some beautiful denim that came from Zimmerman and a box of Crown Fox Pearl Pins. If you have never heard of Crown Fox Pearl Pins then listen up. They are THE ultimate box of pins. You get 1000 of them in a box and they have a pearl head so they are easy to work with and you won't lose them in your fabric. They will last you for ages and you can use the box as a storage container. Just don't iron over them or they will melt.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sunday Stash #19

My stash this week is some fabric I have screen printed myself (just now actually and it is still wet!) I took some lovely brown check fabric that I was going to make some pants out of and then screen printed it in white with my doily print. I am going to make some clutches out of it so I guess that means I am going to miss out on the pants.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Op Shop Finds - Hawthorn.

I thought I would show you some goodies I bought at the Epic Treasure Trove op shop in Hawthorn. It's not in my neck of the woods but Monday is our day out and we usually go exploring other suburbs. I got this lovely little matching tea cup, saucer and plate. I love the combination of yellow and pink flowers. It's in really good condition too. There is a tiny bit of wear on the saucer but it's not really noticeable unless you look very closely.

I also managed to pick up an embroidered doily and a whole heap of vintage hook and eye cards. Some of the hook and eye cards are a little damaged but I did manage to snag one that was in pretty good condition and had all it's hooks and eyes in tact.

I went to 2 other op shops in the area but didn't find anything worthwhile in either of them. It's always a bit hit and miss with op shops. Most of the time I end up leaving with nothing.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

New Brooches

I have some new brooches ready to go in my etsy store. For the first time ever I have made some mini ones. They aren't exactly tiny but they are small compared to my standard size brooches. They measure 5 cm in diameter at the widest point. I have made them from from vintage napkins and they feature some fabulous cross stitch embroidery.

The purple and red brooches are my small size ones and measure 7cm. I will be adding the brooches to my etsy store in the coming week.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Lost - can you help me?

Anyone here a Lost fan? I (or should I say we) forgot to record last weeks final episode for the season so I am desperate to find someone who has and who is willing to send me a copy on video. I will of course reimburse all costs and be eternally grateful to whoever can help. Just quietly I am actually a little desperate so you could probably name your price. If you are a fan you will understand. I can't not know what happened and while I could read about it, it's not quite the same.

The episode in question is Season 5, episode 17 - The Incident part 2. For those of you in Australia it aired last week on Wednesday 3rd June at 11pm. The rugby was on that night which threw our normal Wednesday night viewing out of wack and I went to be and forgot all about recording it, which I wouldn't have to do if channel 7 didn't put it on so late.