Thursday, December 6, 2012

Vintage Style Girls Dresses for Sale!

I love making vintage style little girls dresses just like the ones my mother used to draft up on brown packaging paper. So far I mostly make a raglan sleeve dress sometimes known as a peasant girl dress and a simple tie top sun dress. Cotton dresses are made from good quality quilting fabric, coloured homespun cotton or vintage fabric from my mother's cupboard. Polycotton dresses are made with material made from my stash, some I've had for 20 years.
3/4 sleeve long raglan sleeve dress suitable for donation to the modest culture in Bangladesh. 
I am also pleased to announce I will be donating one dress each month to "Dress a Girl Around the World- Sydney Australia". This was  one of the dresses I donated in November.

Fabric donated by a friend for making dresses.

These are the dresses available FOR SALE this month. Be quick as they are advertised on facebook and available for sale at the Magpie Markets on Sunday 16th December at Lawson Public School, Lawson, NSW. Leave a comment and your email and I will send an invoice via paypal. You can pay postage or pick up from the Magpie markets at Lawson on Sunday 16th December.
vintage cotton floral (all pale yellow background, not as camera captured)- size 3 - $26 

size 6 Christmas cotton red ribbon tie top $32
Size 5 Raglan sleeve cotton Christmas Dress $30

2-4 months short dress/top matching nappy cover/shorts $29

SOLD, similar available different fabric size 00  - $20

Size 6-9 months  $20 (polycotton)

Raglan Sleeve Orange cotton size 1 - $22

Pink Floral Raglan sleeve cotton size 1 - $22

Blue Floral raglan sleeve cotton size 1 - $22

cotton size 8  Christmas Kittens tie top $36

polycotton Size 1-2 $23

cotton size 2-3 Blue Spot tie top $25

size 4 pale pink floral cotton tie top - $28

Saturday, September 10, 2011

New Market at Kingswood, near Penrith NSW, Australia

 Just a hint of what will be available on my stall at the NEW market at Kingswood tomorrow...some of these items have sold at a previous market. Check out this article in the local paper for more info
or the market facebook page

Hope to see some friends and fans there!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Spring has sprung!

A short walk down my street, admiring the look of Spring- new leaves, blossoms, flowers, leaving lichen and Winter behind!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Have you discovered Dilmah's Exceptional Tea range?

If you have been following me a while now, especially on Facebook -  you probably know I love roses and roses on tea cups. (This cup and saucer is called 'Princess Roses' by Queen Anne potteries.) So I was delighted to discover earlier this year Dilmah Exceptional  Rose with French Vanilla teabags. There are 20 triangular pyramid teabags in the box and the fragrance is exceptional. I make a pot with one bag and if I need a stronger cup I add some regular black tea. "Do try it."

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Winter Break

Imagine a room something like this with a lovely spa like this in the corner with enormous mirrors behind it. We had a beautiful King size bed with white linen and green and orange accent pillows. We checked in late Saturday afternoon then went off to a sumptuous dinner and show provided by my husband's company. Then back to a luxurious spa room on the 6th floor. Sunday morning my husband said start filling the spa bath it will take a while..... Then I watched a movie while drinking cups of tea and eating breakfast in the spa..... came home feeling very relaxed.
OOH, had to stop at Lincraft's 30% off sale on the way home and pick up a few things.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Autumn in the Mountains

Playing in Autumn Leaves at the Markets....
Watching a band on a lazy Sunday arvo at the local pub....

Pine cones and Autumn Leaves, the last of the roses, crisp apples and lovely ripe pears.... these are a few of my favourite things.... warm woollen mittens (fingerless ones that my neighbour knits and sells at the markets)

STAY TUNED FOR PART 2...... coming soon......

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Welcome to my new blog to match my facebook page!

                                                                Happy Mothers Day
 Apologies everyone... all these photos are 'borrowed' from my inspiration file as I can't find where my husband has stashed my photos on my upgraded computer. 'My documents' have arrived but 'my pictures' is empty except for the preloaded sample pics. So these photos were in my download folder.

 In a photo similar to this, in a magazine, I first saw the idea of vintage mirrors on the wall. I had a few dotted around the house so I retrieved them and hung them on the wall in the family lounge area. I will show the photos of my house at a latter date.

 This one makes me smile because I love roses, mirrors, antique white, vintage china, chandeliers and beautiful settings on dining tables. One of the things I loved doing when I was little and when I first got married was gathering flowers from the garden and decorating/setting the table. I still gathered the flowers for the table for Mother's Day today (here in Australia).

                                    This speaks to me of "VINTAGE"... the style I love.

                                           A well organised pantry is so inspiring!

                                           More "vintage style" inspiration!

Love all the light streaming in those windows---
this is to remind me that one day I will have windows in my kitchen end wall facing the sun.
Very important here in the Mountains.

                         Thinking about lightening up my downstairs floorboards to a lime-wash
                                           and painting the upstairs floorboards that are still raw.

Inspiration to pick out certain elements when we re-do the kitchen. Windows like this will mean sacrificing wall cupboards/hutch but the light will be such an advantage. We want to customise our own plate rack- the one in the corner has given us an idea to design our own to fit our space. All the white will be clotted cream at our place and we want pressed painted tin panels NOT tiles.