It’s Feijoa season again! Today we took a family drive into the middle of nowhere to cash in on some serious fruit purchasing from a roadside stall (we raid it every year). On the way home – we took the scenic route of course – we came across a very cool vintage shop that really got my creative synapses firing. I wanted to buy half of the store and the other half had me thinking of things I had at home that I could do something similar with. Unfortunately my phone had died by this point so I couldn’t take any photos, but Hubster and I have discussed going back there to purchase a few things.
Whew, I had so much fun spending time on Pinterest looking at fun things that tickled my fancy. It seems like it’s been ages that I’ve had the mental capacity to focus for that long! Here’s what I’m liking this week…
Hello again! I know, I know, it’s been a while, but I have a great excuse I promise! Plus heaps of things I’ve been working on to keep you entertained!
First off an explanation for my absence – the past year and a half has been super busy and definitely full of changes. You see I’ve been busy creating my biggest project of all!!
A friend of mine recently commissioned a few pieces of clothing for her nieces/nephews/cousins and as I love her dearly I was more than happy to oblige – it also meant a fabric and thrift shopping trip with one of my favourite ladies, a double win if you ask me!
After much parousing of Pinterest and Etsy we chose the Lucy Tunic for her 6 year old cousin. It’s such a cute little dress. We chose two lovely cotton duck, particularly apt as her nickname is Ellie-Elephant.
It could easily be made reversible but we decided not to this time round. It would also look darling as a sleeveless number.
We found the perfect buttons at a thrift shop a few days later – love them.
I think I’ve mentioned before my propensity to hoard fabric and yarn? Well I can honestly say I have in no way managed to improve this behaviour. Zilch. Poor Hubster is very forgiving about this little vice so I decided the lest I could do is to make it neat and tidy. I think I’ve also mentioned previously how much I hate cleaning? That hasn’t changed either. So the solution needed to be easy to maintain and look pretty (or at least not offensive to the eye) to satisfy all needs.
I found this lovely piece of inspiration on Pinterest (where else?) and there was no looking back
A quick plea on Freecycle for cot railings and voila, new and improved fabric storage
Double bonus, they were free and I saved them from going in to landfill as the rest of the cot was broken to pieces. Hubster was double happy because not only does it look good, but there were two of them and they were free. Not sure yet if I will paint them, they are in fairly good nick as is so it’s not imperative at this stage, might see how things go before making that call.
It seems I’ve stumbled onto a winner with my little vesties! I’ve been inundated by orders from friends wanting them for their littlies or for gifts… So a lot of my time has been taken up whipping these up….
Nevertheless I’ve still had time for inspiration so here’s what I’ve been perusing this week. Continue reading
I’ve finally finished the table runner. What a learning curve that was!! I really enjoyed embroidery though, there was something relaxing and gratifying about… almost like knitting, just completed much more quickly!
So it is a clear indication that my sewing-mojo is returning when I have the urge to sew and create something “off pattern”.
Life round here has been pretty slow…. Things at work have quietened down, and I have been sick ever since! Boo! However, it has been a nice time to get some reading done and make a dent in my many knitting projects currently on the go. Here’s what’s captured my attention this week.
Love this idea (source)