Thursday, January 28, 2010


I feel as though I'm stuck in limbo lately. I'm in the midst of my first move and just don't know what to do with myself. Its hard for me to be productive with out making a big mess and mess is the opposite of what i need right now. So I've stopped sewing until I'm in my new place. I know that's silly especially since i just got a new over locker but I just cant be comfortable and in the zone when half my belongings are packed away in boxes.
Instead I've been framing some pics I'd like to hang on my new walls.

 This is one of my paintings, I found this frame ages ago and though it a perfect match but never could be bothered to unite the two.

This is a cute little poster I got with an issue of my favorite magazine Frankie.

I have also started on that mask I was ranting about. I think the base is almost finished, I might just bring out the cheeks and brow a little more. Over all I'm quite happy with it so far.
What do you think? 

Another crazy idea I've come up with recently is some hand painted brooches and fridge magnets. I just had a little much around the other night  and painted these two.
Good idea or bad idea?
I seem to enjoy painstakingly small projects.

Even though Ive stopped sewing for a couple of weeks I'm still planing new garments to create and collecting up new fabrics. I had a quick wander through the local vintage shops and collected up some new fabrics to work with. I have this really cute skirt planned out with little embroidered pockets.
During my browsing I spied this amazing picture hanging on the wall, I had never seen anything as cute before so I just had to buy it. Maybe she can hang up in my new sewing space and inspire me to create delicate little lacy things.

I hope you all have a wonderful week, time for me to get back to packing.


It was my 21st birthday on the 24th. I had a wonderful day just relaxing at home with my lovely boyfriend Michael and my family. It was Michael's 21st on the 8th so he brought us tickets to the Big Day Out for our joint birthday celebrations (its one of the biggest music festivals here in Australia).  Such an amazing day! So hot and exhausting but amazing. Karnivool, Powderfinger and Muse were fantastic, live music at its best.
Mum and dad brought me an overlocker/ serger , I've been wanting one for years, now i can finally add a professional touch to my clothing.
And last but not least my lovely friend Lauren gave me one of her paintings. It is so adorable, I cant wait to move into my new home so I can put it up on the wall.

You can check out more of Laurens work on her wonderful blog

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Ive been thinking...

Been sewing a fair bit lately and I've made a few things but been to lazy to take photos of them. Ive made 2 skirts and I'm half way through a third and ive also made something for a friend. I'm soo bad tho i fall in love with most of it and cant bare to part with them, I'm just too greedy.

In amongst my regular procrastination I have been checking out heaps of fashion photos on blogs and Etsy stores and things, there are so many talented boys and girls out there. I wish I could create some beautiful photos like theirs but i have a few problems stopping me, 1 I'm not as imaginative as they are, 2 i am a real chicken around cameras i despise having my photo taken and i always look goofy and awkward, and 3 its hard to find someone who's got time to take the photos for me or understands what i want. : (

But its something I really want to get into. I want my Etsy photos to be really good as they help to sell the product. There are a few out there with a very distinct style that sets them apart from the rest. One of my favs Blooming Leopold  has the store name spelt in the background of he shots to make the name stick in your mind. Some just have beautiful outdoor scenery or quirky collections of objects. Another Etsy store called Harbor District uses playful digital editing to set theirs apart from the rest. Anyway you get the point. I have been thinking of ways to create some individuality for my shop and one of my ideas could also help to combat one of my problems.  So my latest project idea is a bunny mask, cute and quirky as well as being a mask to hide behind. I picked up my supplies today and cant wait to start. I know im not the first to do this but Im hoping mine will be a bit different as im hand crafting mine. Its an idea ive been mulling over for a while now but wasnt sure what animal to do etc. The other day during my web wandering i came across this adorable illustration on Boys who blush that I thought was perfect.

Here are a few Other masks that have inspired me.

I have made 1 mask before, it was a frank the bunny mask and the ears caused it to be a bit top heavy. Im a bit concerned that will be a problem again especially since its only a half mask. So I got a stick to attach if I cant combat the issue. Supplies are ready, brains buzzing. Time to stop ranting and get to work.

Any ideas or pointers for me?
Is there something cool you want to make?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Dreaming of...

These last few weeks have been pretty chaotic and January just seems like one big 'to do list'.  But i will get through it all and try to enjoy myself in the meantime. 

On friday i should get my QTAC results (whether I got into University or not). I have to start packing to move out of home for the first time. Im turning 21 and everyone else seems to be having their birthday to. Its getting hard to keep up, hopefully i dont forget anyone. And last but not least, I desperately want to get my Etsy shop on the road.

In amongst all the chaos I have been spending way to much time sitting around surfing the net drooling over things I cant afford and neglecting my blog. So I thought that I would share a couple of the objects I have been dreaming of.

 Lace trimed socks

Red coats

Avon perfume bottles

Bowler hats