Tuesday, February 23, 2010
I love a bit of bling, but I also like "simple" so thought I'd make a couple of T-shirt dresses in different fabrics for night and day.
I found some sequined fabric in soft gold, not too sparkly, so got a couple of metres to see how I'd go....I'd like it to resemble this Philip Lim sequined dress, although I plan to make it with short sleeves.
This photograph isn't the best as far as detail goes though...( I really must do some photography classes to hone my skills). Anyway, this was my trial run dress and I plan (hope) to get the gold one up and running over the next week or so. We have a big holiday planned and I'll need some party frocks, so I think it'll look nice in gold... I hope it will anyway.
Monday, February 22, 2010
I had great pleasure wrapping it in various layers of tissue and some old looking vintage paper yesterday
Friday, February 19, 2010
I toddled into Target on my way back from the Optometrist this afternoon and lo and behold, they were there, calling out to me!
They were reduced to $19.98, with another 20% off.
Thank you very much Target. They're just what I need when venturing into the yard to lock up "the girls" of a Winter's night...or check the rain gauge.
Happy weekend everyone...hope it's a good one!
I'm off for a spot of (window) shopping and a coffee with my girlfriend "G". Perfection!
Thursday, February 18, 2010
G'day all.....hope you're all fighting fit and ready for a great weekend that's not too far away
I hope she likes them! I had fun finding them all...and in the process found a wonderful fabric store that sells only vintage style prints.
I'll tell you some more about it next week... it's truly magnificent!
Monday, February 15, 2010
The TV was running hot all weekend what with the Opening Ceremony and the beginning of competition
There were a couple of stand outs for me though...
Joni Mitchell singing "Both Sides Now" Simply beautiful!
I've read a couple of comments on forums where some Canadians believe the poem "We Are More" by Shane Koyczan, wasn't appropriate for the event and in fact, displayed a type of insecurity by Canada.
I disagree. I thought it was sensational!
But then, I'm not Canadian.
Vancouver is an absolutely gorgeous city....we have friends there and will be visiting them in a couple of months. I can't wait!!!
Monday, February 8, 2010
Now, today's post is not about the weather. NO. It's about something very dear to my heart.
You know, I think people fall into two categories, those who love renovating and those who would rather spend three months trekking across Siberia eating nothing but raw seal meat. That's not really a picture I want in my mind for very long, I can tell you.
Me? I LOVE it. With a capital LOVE! (Renovating, not raw seal meat)
I love the whole process...from the demolition and mess to the building and ultimately, the transformation. Have I told you how much I love it?
MONT got home from the beach on Saturday and while we were having a quiet drink and a chat on Saturday night, we decided to make a few changes and finally finish Number 10!
The first project is to relocate the back door... or move it slightly
What we plan to do is remove the study window and replace it with a smaller, single one. We won't sacrifice light though as the study also has French Doors opening onto the back deck.
We'll then push the doorway out so it gives me more space inside to install a floor to ceiling cupboard. It'll hold things like the ironing board, washing things and all the cleaning stuff...as well as the clothes airers, which I have to say are one of the most difficult things to find a home for...at least for me.
As you can see below, my laundry is extremely small and extremely cluttered and messy. It started out as a storeroom, but is now my laundry/junk depository.
So, that's the first project on the cards. It's not going to happen for a couple of months yet. But that's fine with me. It gives me time to start the planning (and dreaming) process. My favourite part.
The second project will be the main bedroom...but more about that a little later...
So, there you have it...more renovations at Number 10 coming up...I'll keep you posted about how the plans progress.
Friday, February 5, 2010
I know I only had 2 weeks off work, but I tend to get into the spirit of a holiday pretty darn quickly, so coming back to reality is not always pleasant.
This is a part of our little caravan park. As you can see, it is perfectly positioned right near the beach.
I did a total "relax" while we were away. While I cooked a couple of meals and made lunch a few times, I did not wash one single dish or pot.
Now that's a holiday!
Please note, no critters were harmed during this crabbing expedition and all critters were returned to the water
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
I especially love this. It's so glamorous.
... and this...how lovely to have such a "girly" room to wake up to each morning.
Don't you just love the beautiful dress on the wall as decoration?
Monday, February 1, 2010
Once I arrived home at Number 10, I started on the washing and drying and putting things away. The thing I want to know though is, why doesn't it all go back as easily as before? Did all the stuff I took to the beach, miraculously double in volume on the trip home?
Yes, I did do a (little) bit of shopping, but it certainly couldn't be called "over the top" and only a couple of extra things came home with me.