Hello! Erratic posting at the moment, I am afraid, Dear Readers. The reason is mainly the less than favourable photographic conditions. Another reason is me forgetting to take an outfit photo!!
However, on Monday it was Queens Birthday (yay a public holiday) and we went for a brisk walk around the harbour basin and although it started out sunny it soon clouded over....
|Vintage Sonya house dress, Trademe|
Vintage green bow tights, Hospice Shop
Boots and jacket both thrifted
Hat made by me from some old wool and a skein of recycled sari silk
I took quite a lot of lovely photos of the cloud formations and the water but this was the only one which shows the fabulous colours of my dress and tights!!
|Vintage wool pullover dress and|
Vintage blue polyester blouse and blue bangle all Presbyterian Support Shop
White beads, from my mum
Blue tights and rabbit earrings and rabbit ring all retail
Boots from Restore
I hadn't worn this woollen dress/pullover until today as it has not been cold enough. Sure enough there was a decent frost and the car from frozen and white. Its a handmade item, and well worn, there are a couple of threadbare bits, but that just adds to the character. I like it with blue blouse but I would really like to find a mauve or violet shirt to wear underneath to bring out the purpley colour in the fabric.
I managed to do some sewing over the weekend and have nearly finished refashioning the indian embroidered skirt I posted about a while back. I also shortened a $2 maxi dress I got from Toffs. I tried to shorten the lining as well, but I botched it up, and so I carefully cut the skirt lining away and zig-zagged the edge. The dress looks great, but, alas there is no photographic evidence.
Okay, I have a sniffy nose and a bit of a cold so I need to go and have a hot drink. Hope you are all having a good week,
PS. Yes that is a genuine vintage key rack in my kitchen on the top left
PPS The piece of cardboard which covers the catflap is to keep out the draught, not cats =^^=