Sunday, November 27, 2011

November Twenty Seven

Last weekend I made these pillows from some odd offcuts.  I'm so lazy I didn't even measure them out, so they're a little loose in places. I just went the simplest thing I could think of, no zips or buttons. Once I figure out buttonholes, I might do some. I'm still using the machine from hell; I keep expecting it to come right. It does OK mostly until the bobbin runs out, then it throws a fit. 

Monday, November 21, 2011

November Twenty Two

Another cosutme party! This time it's the work Christmas party.
The theme is "What you want to be when you grow up".
I keep scratching my head wondering what it was I wanted to be.
I don't remember anything specific. Maybe Olympic Gymnast, Ballerina, etc... pretty general stuff.
After watching Sister Act I'm pretty sure I wanted to become a Nun.
I might just piggy back on someone elses idea and go as a pink lady.
Maybe Rizzo, the sassy leader of the pack.
Turned up jeans, lots of black, gold jewellery.
Or Frenchie! With vibrant pink hair and pastel clothing.
In my quest for a costume, I came across clothes on film.
It has detailed breakdowns of the best costumes in your favourite movies and other interesting bits.
Maybe what I want to be when I finally grow up is a 
Costume designer?!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

November Fifteen

My friend Mazzy is making teddy bears
OMG they are so cute! She has some to give away too. 

Friday, November 11, 2011

November Eleven

Every year Nick's family organises christmas wish lists. How organised! It suppose it takes the guess work out of present buying/making. Because I can't afford much at the moment, I'll be making most of our gifts this year. Nick says there's nothing on his list, but I got to thinking about what would be on mine.

I love list making so here goes. These are my secret christmas gift wishes:

In the lunchroom today, I flipped open a magazine to find an article on Alexa Johnson. I was tempeted to rip it out and take it home (along with some other delicious looking reciepe) because I LOVE her cookbooks. Zac gave me her first one and got it signed! I was smitten with her from then on. She may have also kickstarted my collection of community cookbooks.

Colette Sewing Handbook
Who doesn't LOVE Colette patterns. This book has been on my to-do list for a while now. It's such a bargin for 5 patterns, all of Sarai's great tips and easy to follow techniques. 

What is Buffalo leather anyway? I kinda thought it was a name for fake leather. But it's not. Poor Buffalo. 
It's weird how cheap these diaries are, yet they appear well made of real buffalo leather. 

I need some new underwear. Why not something AWESOME made my The Loved One for Christmas?
Special mention goes to the Rago corselet! It doesn't come in my size, but I can dream right?!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

November Six

      asos                                                           d&g

I'm always thinking out of season. Currently I'm diggin little lace up booties for the winter
and velvet. Lots of velvet. This polka dot skirt is teasing me! How cute is it? HEAPS. It would be great for work too. If I can't find some similar fabric, I wouldn't mind a plain velvet pencil skirt to kick around in. I like the shorter length too.