Thursday, June 30, 2011

altered states

I recently had my dress taken up to its original length, the previous owner had obviously had the hem taken down but it was pretty obvious. So I asked Karlee from The Golden Age to alter it and make a slip - it's winter and all my dresses work there way up my legs when I wear tights. The best slip I have ever worn!

This is another hand made vintage dress I bought a few months ago at Vintage Garage. The colours (even though the black fabric has faded a little) are lovely together and make the red flowers really stand out.

And finally our little lemon tree is baring fruit, I think it is martini time!

Dress: Vintage Garage (altered by Karlee at The Golden Age)
Cardigan: Temt
Shoes: Kmart
Belt: from another dress
Brooch: a gift from my brother

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

From our garden

Today was the last day Little Miss A's playgroup leader was working at the centre, so as a little thank you Little Miss A and I picked some lavender and rosemary from our front garden.

The smell was amazing and I think she really appreciated the fact that Little Miss A helped pick them. I think herbs are sometimes a nicer picked flower or foliage than normal flowers.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I love moss stitch

I see my friend in a week and I still have a long way to go before I finish the hot water bottle cover for her.

Still, it has got me back into the swing of knitting and remembering how to purl and cast on and make mistakes, it is all part of the fun.

Next item of clothing?

Monday, June 20, 2011

Casual day

Today I've gone for swim and a sauna, went to my favourite Op shop and bought an armful of books for Little Miss A (I was lucky again this week), found a nice pair of wool crepe black trousers for me for $7, drove to the supermarket and bought ingredients for dinner tonight (olive and pea quiche) then back home to cook dinner then out again to pick up Little Miss A from Playgroup.

So today as it is so windy I thought I'd wear a pair of jeans! Ooooohh *gasp* Yes jeans. It has been busy but I've made the most of my last non-working Monday.

I will tell you one funny thing I saw at the pool today. A mum was in up to her waist (with swimmers on) but stood there cross-armed and was wearing a black, leather jacket. My neighbourhood is a little strange. Then I shared the sauna with a group of old Greek women with flannels on their heads...I've had a good day, I hope you have too.

Top: Sportsgirl
Jacket: Monkhouse
Jeans: Country Road
Shoes: K-Mart
Brooch: Peta Pledger

PS Got my hair cut on the weekend, I feel so much better ^U^

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Chicken scratchings

I recently received this wonderful dress in the post from Entwife's shop on Etsy. I have been looking for a gingham dress with this wonderful "chicken scratch" embroidery for awhile and couldn't believe that I found one in my size, handmade and in such wonderful condition.

You can go here to find out a little more about chicken scratch embroidery and its origins.

My digital camera was out of battery at the time of Little Miss A's nap so I clicked away on my iPhone. These were all filtered through the free Instagram app, it's brilliant if you remember polaroid photos and the lovely effects they had.

Dress: Entwife
Cardigan: Gorman
Belt: from another dress

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

grey days are coming

Today Little Miss A and I went to IKEA to keep out of the cold and find a few bits and pieces.

As usual I managed to buy more than I planned to: little plastic cups, new cutlery for Little Miss A, bedding, butchers paper to draw on, the list goes on...but it was fun walking around and relaxing in the cafe afterwards with a pastry trying not to think of work tomorrow.

I have been working 2 days a week since February but now due to some changes, people leaving etc I have been asked to work 3 days. This offer forced my hand into working more days and really there was no excuse for me not to other than I'm lazy and was enjoying a day to myself.

More money is always a good thing and in no time I'm sure I'll be back at work full-time (when Little Miss A goes to school).

It is good to get out of the house, learn new things, meet new people and find another place that gives you rewards in other ways.

Dress: vintage
Cardigan: cheap shop in local mall
Shoes: Lost and Found
Tights: KMart

Monday, June 13, 2011

What a month

This month has been one illness after another, first with a chest infection (both Little Miss A and I) and then suffering side-effects from the penicillin and discovering we are both allergic! But hey! We are on the mend and getting back to relative normality.

No outfit posts today, I will start again tomorrow (the sun is supposed to be shining).

On the weekend we visited a local children's farm, fed some goats, ran through the long, tufty grass and enjoyed warming ourselves up with a hot chocolate at the cafe.

Oh and I can't forget to mention we went to the Yo Gabba Gabba show on Saturday - cheesy photo of the month.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

It was only 3 weeks ago

Time flies by so quickly and I can't believe it was only 3 weeks ago that we were in Lorne, a small town along the Great Ocean Road.

As it was is the low-season there weren't many people on the beach, but this is the time of year I love most of all by the seaside: cold, crisp air, not many people and warm drinks indoors.