Sunday, January 30, 2011

Garage Sales II

My Garage sale finds for the 29th of Jan.

Vintage dressing table / vanity with bonus bed head $20.
My dad went to pick this up in his big red ute and they gave him the bed head for free! My dad, being the wood expert that he is, told me that the lighter colour wood is 'Tasmanian Birds eye huon pine' and is rather rare!
This is a close up of the type of wood: 

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Something floral, Something blue.

As i wrote earlier I'm doing The Sew Weekly challenge: Something floral, Something blue.
So here's my dress.

Made on Australia Day dress.

Fabric: Printed cotton 1.4m  $4.90
Pattern: Simplicity 3673 (View B) On sale  $8.50
Year: c. 1950's Re print.
Notions: Op Shop zipper  $0.40
Time to complete: 8 hours
First worn: January 2011
Wear again? Yes please.
Total Cost:  $13.80

The pattern once again.

The whole dress.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New Year's Resolutions

I'm Doing The Sew Weekly Challenge: something floral, something blue!

Over at one of my favorite blogs the current challenge is something floral, something blue. Looking through my fabric stash I found the perfect Fabric!
The Pattern is a re-print of a 1950's Original.

So tomorrow is Australia Day, and I think spending the day with the freedom to do my passion is a wonderful way to spend our country's day.
Please check back soon to see the finished product!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Garage Sales I

Today was garage sale day!
Boy did i get some bargains...

This suitcase was $3, Dog not included.

The big find was this!
All for $10! And it works!
Cant wait till next fortnight!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Photos Of Me.

As I said before I have recently moved. I was unpacking today and found some old photos(self portraits) from uni.
Here they are.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Cosutme Idea

So its the New Year, and I'm already thinking about costumes for the coming year...
This may have to be saved for Halloween but that's ok!

Trying to find the material may be difficult. Here's a pic:

I found some similar to it but not exact.

I think the second safety pins is the closest.

Any ideas? 
Hope everyone had a wonderful and safe New Year!