Wednesday, September 30, 2009

4 days to go...

So just letting y'all know I have kept my promise from my Sunday Stash #7 to not buy fabric for two whole weeks. Thank goodness I didn't overcommit myself as I have found some that I can't wait to get my grubby hands on! Come Monday I will be free of my promise and ready to feed the addiction. In the meantime I have finished a quilt and started a dress for Miss B in the seersucker japanese fabric from Sunday Stash #4. Photos for quilt are going to have to wait until my sister has her baby, just in case she is lurking around in the online wilderness...

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sunday Stash #8

Some summery looking Denyse Schmidt... Beehive inspiration perhaps?

Friday, September 25, 2009

September Beehive

Below are the two blocks I made for Mel this month...

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Blood red skies

Who would have thought that yesterday's photo would be followed by this...we woke up this morning to dark red skies. Red dust is stretching from Wollongong, out west to Dubbo, and up north to Newcastle, never before seen in Sydney.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A balmy day

This is what my day consisted of- blue sky, coastal breeze, fun in the park with friends, thank goodness for spring.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunday Stash #7

Just as well 7 is one of my favourite numbers- this stash is truly memorable! Firstly, three photos from my fabric frenzy at Tessuti during the week. I was in such a fluster I can't remember the designers- I think the first is Elie Saab, my fave (100% silk), middle one who knows (let's just make it Italian! silk and elastane) and the final fabric is Pucci (silk jersey). If you live in Melbourne check out the store down there, they will be heading your way soon.

The photo below sums up the intoxicating flurry of my mum (Susie, left) and Sue (Aunty Sue/ Noosa Girl, right) swathed in Versace. Amazing how we can be so tragically fabulous!! Long live fabric addiction.

And on that note I am committing to not buying any fabric for two whole weeks. I know, lame timeframe but that's all I can commit to!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

My summer frock

Well, it is warm enough in Sydney today for me to throw on this little number I made with my first sunday stash. Admittedly I finished the dress about a month ago and haven't had the gumption to "pose" for you!! I was still giggling through the photos as my mum kept telling me, "don't just stand there Bec, give a little wiggle!". I did wiggle but I don't know how much better it made it all... any road up, enough of my insecurities, it's all about the dress. The tie (sleeves and bow) is a black viscose georgette, which drapes quite well and isn't too stiff for the gathering at the front and back neck line.

After putting me through my photo shoot I thought it only fair that I submit my mum to the same. She has been totally demonic in sewing up a storm this morning. The most divine European fabrics have arrived at Tessuti and Colette was lovely enough to give us a preview yesterday. Of course, being addicted to fabric we all went a little crazy. It didn't help that Sue (aka Noosa Girl!) was down from the Sunshine Coast and somehow we all lost any form of rational thought between us and bought piles of fabric (but more of that at the next sunday stash!). Here is my mum's Pucci skirt, two side seams beautifully matched and a simple overlocked hem.

While we were being silly, little Miss Brigi found the Buddha statue and gave him a big smack on the lips- lucky guy.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sunday Stash #6

Below is a Zimmerman silk fabric from Tessuti- this photo just doesn't do it justice!! The colours are deliciously vibrant.

Happy birthday pet

Today is my oldest most gorgeous friend Emily's 31st birthday. We knew each other from when she was born (I was 9 months old- we joked I inspired her parents!!). She passed away 5 years ago on Christmas Day after a devastating and brave battle with cancer and I still miss her so much. Em I just wish I could give you a hug one more time, and maybe share one more bloody mary at the Darlo, one more swim at the beach... Love love love, Bec xoxoxo

Monday, September 7, 2009

Sunday Stash #5

My apologies for a sunday stash on a monday, we had a hectic weekend! Below is a photo of some of trims I have hidden away (yes I hoard lots of things). They have been collected from all over the place. The wide white cotton laces, fagotting and bold floral trims were bought from Sham Shui Po in Hong Kong, the rag traders wholesaling district. The embroidered ribbon (3rd from left) was given to me by Maree on her last sojourn to Vietnam. Ah yes my addiction takes me and friends everywhere!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

My cheeky chicken

There is nothing like training them young!! Brigi woke up from her sleep this afternoon to the whir of the sewing machine, and lo and behold she wanted to take a closer a look. She particularly loved pressing all the buttons and I am hoping she never discovers the needle.

I hope to instill the same creative interest in craft that my mum did. I have lots of fond memories of my mum set up at the dining table with her sewing machine and general sewing chaos- threads, ribbons, fabric, pattern pieces. When my sister and I would ask when we could start sewing she would always say, "when you are 12". My sister one day replied, "will you still be alive when I'm 12?". Mum is pleased to announce she is alive and well and my sister is 29!