Friday, March 22, 2013
Are you on Instagram?? I am a massive instagram addict. I share my daily happenings over there more often than I blog!! I am hosting an instagram giveaway and all you need to do to enter is follow my feed and share this image in your own feed. I will be announcing the winner once I reach 1000 instagram followers. The winner will receive a naughtyshorts tea-dress made in the fabric and size of their choice. This is open world-wide!! Good luck beautiful people xx
Monday, March 18, 2013
Hello again beautiful people. How was your weekend?? Mine was pretty good. I spent half of Sunday with a group of friends and their small people running around one of those places full of good stuff for kids. Jumping castles and playgrounds and mini trains. It was awful and wonderful all at the same time. It was lovely to see my small person enjoying herself so much with her friends. We played mini golf and ate fish and chips. I had to rescue my little from the highest point of an amazing climbing structure with my dress hitched in my knickers. It was hilarious.
I also picked up some new kit. A tripod and a real camera bag. One that will hopefully keep my camera safe from future knocks.
To celebrate and to practise using my tripod I set up a little photo shoot this morning. These are a couple of the dresses that I have made for myself over the last few months. The summer dress shown worn with a cardigan and worn under a jumper. The Frankie-Sunday dress with a cute little bow clipped in under the collar.
All dresses are made by me. The tights are from country road and my amazing boots are available from Lotta from Stockholm. I have a feeling these clog boots wont be leaving my feet this winter as they are ridiculously comfortable, they give me a tiny bit of height and they go with everything I make and own. I love them.
I am just a bit excited, waiting for the postie... New fabric in the mail today... Lots of it.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Hello hello! Happy Saturday beautiful people. So far this weekend we have enjoyed yummy wood fired bread slathered with butter and Vegemite and drunk lots of coffee. WE did have a play date this morning with some gorgeous friends, but we had to cut it short on account of my small person being RIDICULOUSLY grumpy. I think she might be getting a cold, so I have decided that we will not be leaving the house today. We will instead rug up inside and watch movies and drink tea. Just the two of us.
This week has been amazing. The change in weather has seen me recommit to my crafty pursuits. I have that bee in my bonnet were I just want to get. things. done. When I get this way I become very anti-social, all I want to do is stay at home and sew. NO procrastination here. My small person has also benefited from my resurgence of energy and now has three new dresses hanging in her wardrobe and a few other projects in the wings...Yesterday I cut fifteen dresses that I plan to have finished by the end of next week.I worked so hard that I had to go for a run on the beach in the late afternoon. I needed the wind in my face and the sand between my toes to ground me.
As many of you are sure to agree, a sewing obsession goes hand in hand with a fabric obsession... I have found myself once again relentlessly searching for fabric. I am very lucky that so many lovely ladies want to buy my dresses as it is all that supports my fabric addiction. I am expecting about 6 million parcels to arrive on my doorstep this week,each one full of new cottons, barkcloth, vintage sheets and similar. I cant wait to show them off...
AND I have been opportunity shopping at every opportunity... Yes I have found some treasures. Probably too many to list and way more than this little pink shack can hold (One day soon I will be hosting garage sale, and you are all invited...) Some of the standout treasures I have acquired over the last week or so include five rolls of vintage wallpaper, the most amazing set of glasses I have ever seen and a leather handbag that I ADORE and paid less than ten dollars for.
Apparently I have made a few new friends this week via sharing on Pinterest and Tumblr and Facebook. So I want to say a big welcome to you all and also thank you for taking the time to stop by and have a read. I hope you enjoy what I have to offer. I love to hear from you so please don't be shy to leave a comment and say hello. I have recently changed my comment settings due to spam, so you must be a follower of the blog in order to comment. I hope this doesn't prove to be a massive pain in the bum...
Have a fabulous weekend xxxx