Thursday, March 31, 2011

I'm back baby!!

I can't tell you how pleased I am to be home!! I still haven't unpacked all of my Melbourne goodies - so I don't have a whole lot to share with you right now about the trip - BUT I do have a whole lot to share in the way of NEW FABRICS!! Head over HERE to see whats new. I have spent every available minute of my day taking photo's of new fabrics, and I have only managed to upload about one third of what I have...

I  have hitched a ride on the scrabble tile bandwagon...

20's inspired wool cloche from the Vic Markets

...astro turf bunny from Harem on Brunswick st

...You wouldn't believe my day on Tuesday. We woke up early (4am early) to get to the airport, only to be told when we arrived that our flight had been changed to 5pm Instead!!! YUCK! We had no car, too much luggage and nowhere to store it... lets just say it was not the best start to the day.

Melbourne was great fun and stressful. Trying to get around with an 18 month old is not much fun. Next time we will make sure Daddy Levi comes along too so that I can head in to town without the small person for a serious shopping trip.

Finders Keepers was great - it was so so busy - I will definitely try for a stall in October. I bought lots of goodies, but I will share them with you in my next post.

The point of this post is to let you all know that the shop is NOW OPEN!! Yay. Head over here if you would like to buy a custom tea dress.

My brain is sore - so please excuse me - I am still a bit jet lagged - I need a cuppa and a good veg out on the couch.

Hope you had a fab week. Speak to you again tomorrow.

Bec x

Monday, March 21, 2011

...this little piggy went to market!

Hi party people!!!! I have shut up shop and packing my bags for Melbourne. Woooooooohooooo!! The plan is to leave first thing tomorrow morning... but I can't find my drivers license or my passport! Shit!
How will I get on the plane???

I have been making new REVERSIBLE sashes!! dresses sent  to their new homes - bye bye my lovelies xo
Weekend shopping at the Lions Shed unearthed this old hospital bed for only $20.00
I have set it up in the spare room as a day bed...

This pile is ALL of my orders - as of Saturday night at least...

...which means that I have two cupboards - just like this one - packed to the brim with AVAILABLE fabrics!!
Hooray!! I know you were all getting a little fed up with the lack of available fabrics...

LUCKILY!! I managed to send off ALL of the dresses I had planned too this afternoon! Yay!! One less thing to stress about.

Do I have plenty of clean undies? Check. Hmmm, what else... I had better get to packing my bags, 'tis late and I have so so so much to get done.

GUESS WHAT!!! I went through ALL of my orders and I have discovered that I have LOTS of fabric that I have yet to list on my blog. About 50, yes FIFTY!! or maybe even more :) and certainly not less!!
I am going to upload all of my fantastic and DELICIOUS new fabrics - yum yum - onto my blog on the eve of my shops GRAND RE-OPENING!!! Probably on the 30th of March.

Stay tuned for details - you know how it goes - FIRST IN BEST DRESSED.

 I am going to shop my heart out at the finders keepers !! and I would love LOVE love to hear of your favourite places to shop in old Melbourne town!! PLEASE TELL ME!!

Sorry for yelling so much - I am  SO EXCITED!!

I hope you have the BESTEST week ever. Talk to you soon.

Bec x

Thursday, March 17, 2011

a no-sew day...

Yesterday I made myself sick from exhaustion. It was about 3pm when I realised that I was feeling a bit feint, and then my temperature went up, and I started to feel a bit precious... I have made myself like this before, pushing myself to far trying to achieve too much when I was pregnant with Zavian, so I recognised what was going on, and I prescribed myself a hot bath, an early night and a day off from sewing...

I don't think I have told you yet, that I have bought us a new dining table! A nice big one! And it is arriving tomorrow. So first on my list for my no-sew day was to recover my dining chairs - found on the side of the road during council pick-up - I knew that they had potential. And my stack of vintage tea towel and table cloths finally have a purpose :)

My table is 2.2 metres, the length of my 50's church pew that we will have on one side of the table, so I will probably knock out a few tea towel pillows to rest on the pew. I will take some pics once I am happy with how its all set up - Can't wait - YAY!!

So, you may or may not know that I am shutting up shop as of MONDAY, just for a short break, I am taking my mum and Zav to Melbourne for the Finders Keepers Market and to visit Levi's sister (My sister in-law). We will only be gone for about a week, so please don't worry if you don't hear from me for a while...

Before I leave I am going through ALL of my orders (holy cow guys there are ALOT) and putting name tags on all of the fabrics that are ordered. I am making sure that I haven't over-sold anything, fingers crossed! I am also thinking that a few fabrics that have been marked as sold out might MIGHT actually make a re-appearance, once I get through the existing orders and find I have enough left for another dress!! So keep an eye on the blog for updates.

Okie Dokie - so if you are here for the vintage and the pretty - and NOT for the baby stories feel free to tune out now...

Being a mum means not being very surprised when you discover that your magazine is full of broccoli, and it also means finding picture frames sitting in the bottom of the toilet bowel...

...Zavian loves the washing machine, and I now know that I have to check the washing machine EVERY time I need to wash a load, for mobile phones and remote controls etc; She also loves playing with the dials on the washing machine - if you have a lovely modern front loading machine you will know that you DO NOT under any circumstances touch the dials mid wash unless you are happy to start the cycle from the very beginning...which Zavian made me do about four times today!! Being a mum also means lots of stinky nappies but THREE in one day, I was over it, and this afternoon was the first time I just took her out back and hosed her little bum clean in the back yard....

I have gone on long enough.

I hope you are safe and happy and well wherever you are.

Bec x

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


... I tried to sort out my fabrics!! But they are still everywhere...

...and even more arrived in the post :)

I am working on a new baby blanket, custom order...

...dresses ready for shipping...

and more dresses...

...and even more dresses!!


exhausted! fresh sheets and an early night...

Too. Tired. To. Go. On....

Bec x

Friday, March 11, 2011

Fabric update...

Custom order ready to be shipped on Monday...
...miss Elle being a little bit silly!

A few snippets from my day..

All of these scrumptious fabrics, and  many more are now available on my fabric page

Hope you are happy and safe, wherever you are :)

Bec x

Thursday, March 10, 2011

...another good day!

New arrivals in the post...
...too many to list!!
This is for an upcoming wedding party - just experimenting with contrasting sash belts.
I will be making these belts for sale in my etsy shoppe - they can be made to match your dress at an additional cost :)
... i LOVE this dress, get it :)
Paumes makes my heart flutter...
Full of colourful eye candy - and - because it is written in Japanese - I don't feel guilty about not reading the text!!
Now I have LOTS of washing to do...

I promise to get these new fabrics up on the blog as soon as I can... There are heaps, and they are beyond beautiful!!

...more soon.

Bec x