Saturday, December 1, 2012

Markets and Catwalks!

Merry Christmas all. 
It’s been super hot here in Oz this week. It reached 40°c!
In the past month or so I’ve been flat out! It’s been great but busy. At the end of October I went to the Camperdown Cruise. My friend Claire and I had a stall at the market there, called 'Cherry Taylor'. One part Cherry Pie accessories and one part The Little Taylor. It was amazing!
1950's feast! The fashion, the cars and the music!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Few and Far Between

It’s been almost 2 months since my last blog post... I keep saying I’ll be more pro active about it but it just doesn’t seem to happen. Although I have a better reason for the absence! A brand new, new job and a photo shoot!!!

The job is at a Dressmakers & alteration place, 4 days a week. It’s awesome, really awesome!!

And the photo shoot. It was very exciting to do a real photo shoot. We had real Pin-up style models and everything. Our wonderful photographer Black Sunshine Photography set up everything. She is amazing.

Our Models Lady O, Ruby Rabbit, Miss Katie Cupcake and LissLibertine were fantastic! They were so amazing to work with.

Here is a sneak peek of the shoot. More will be up at my facebook page The Little Taylor tomorrow the 1st of July after 1pm.

Hope everyone out there is well and I’ll be back. Soon. Really!

Happy Sewing.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Garage Sales, How I do them.

Since moving back to Shepparton almost 2 years ago my mum and I have gone to garage sales almost every Saturday.

This is how I plan them out so we can go to as many of them as possible!
On a Friday I get the local paper, it has all the garage sale listings in it. I then cross out the ones on Sunday (only 2 or 3 out of 20 are on a Sunday) and the ones too far out of Shepp. Then I use Google Maps!
I input each address listed in the paper. I end up with 15 to 20 destinations at a time.
I then arrange them into an order so we don’t go back and forth.
I end up with a map like this:

Thursday, April 12, 2012

I'm Back

So it looks like my last post vanished! I have no idea what happened to it... Very strange.
Any who, it went something like this.
I’ve been away for like 4 months! I’m a very bad blogger I know; now I’m back.
So why the absence?

Tom Dog
Well, after the death of the family fur-kid Tom my anxiety kicked in to high gear for a bit. It just sucks my motivation away. 
I’ve not yet spoken openly about having anxiety as well I was anxious about it, funny that. I’m not formally diagnosed yet, for that you need a psychologist. I’ve only seen my GP and a counselor. 
After reading this blog post by the amazing Kyla Roma, I finally found the words to express what’s in my head, even if their not mine. I’ll talk about it more in another post!

My Dress at the Retro shop
After that my volunteer job at the retro shop got super busy with car markets and stalls, custom dress orders and a possible move!

Next thing I got a paid job at good ole Australia Post! I’ve worked there off and on for 7ish years!

Then at the retro shop the ‘fit hit the shan’ and wildly inaccurate accusations were hurled my way and I quit!! My loyalty is with my family, not a job. and my anxiety went off again. I might get into that more in another post, maybe.

Almost up to date!
 I got an order to make a wonderful Deb dress for a lovely girl. 

Easter came with a huge sale at Spotlight, 40% off ALL fabrics!!! I went nuts. I ended up with 9 lots of fabric all of them 3.5m+. I will be making wonderful full circle skirt dresses out of them.

Easter finished with me seeing my favorite band New Found Glory, with the BF’s lil’ Sister! I’ve loved them since I was 16, she saw them for the first time then, at 16.

Now I’m getting busy with the Deb dress, due to make its debut May 4th. Then getting even busier with the new fabrics and creations they will become!
I hope to keep this more up to date from now on, and not have 4 month gaps….

Until next time, Happy sewing.