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Monday, December 12, 2011

Getting closer: A tantallising preview

A sneaky preview this morning of our not yet completed renovation! The fixtures are about to go in today (I HOPE!!) after 3 weeks of tempestuous weather, perfectly timed for outdoor toilet and shower use...ugh. So, in the ensuite, below (which used to be wasted hallway space), I snuck in with the vanity unit and a few textiles... oooh, I'm getting excited!!

 In other exciting news this morning, a mention in 'Reveal' magazine, a Canberra Times liftout! I'm so happy to be included in Canberra's Bloggeratti!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Rising from the rubble

As things progress on our major bathroom rennovation...
 ...I'm feeling the need to create some pretty among the rubble and dust. So with some high gloss yellow, I'm making over some old bedsides for our new bedroom.
I've also been busy constructing part 2 (of 5) of our new wardrobe. Progress.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Koko Christmas

Ooooh Christmas is coming, and with a low tolerance for anything with glitter and tinsel, it's been a little tricky to find anything I can actually deal with. Until I happened across Koko Black's Christmas stocking... lashings of colour and cutie pompoms, a row of these may just be lining the (faux) fireplace this year... though something tells me they'll be emptied before the big day!!!
And something for my cosmopolitan brother? A cigar box without the tar, in a gorgeous keepsake box...
 Better put some more of their Cinnamon choccies on my wishlist this year too.
Love it!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Frocktober 31: Finale frock!

Best for last? It's the Alannah Hill "Hold On Tight Frock" with my favourite shoes... love it! Contrary to the widget in the sidebar, my total for Frocktober has reached $361, not quite the goal figure, but way cooler is I may have inspired a guy-friend to do his own Frocktober Challenge - and he managed to raise a whopping $4,100 (and still going up!), which makes him the top fundraiser!!! Nice work Dave!!
Of course, a huge thankyou to my wonderful sponsors and anyone who enjoyed my Frocktober ride,
much appreciation to you! It's been fun... now where are those jeans?!!


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Frocktober 30: Witchypoo me!!

A halloween party this afternoon has got the family real spooky...

Black vintage brunch coat from Ebay
Witches hat from Hot Dollar!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Frocktober 29: In the pink

Pink Vintage frock Ebay
Shoes from Ebay
Stripe Jacket from Target
Stripe Belt from Cotton On
Necklace by Tango & James

Friday, October 28, 2011

Frocktober 28: Sight seeing

The most wonderful thing happened the other day. My favourite shoes, which I wore completely to their death last year have been replaced with an exact replica pair... 
Oh happy tears of joy, thank you husband and your Ebay obsession, xxx

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Frocktober 27: Gallery visiting

I've been out with my ma and pa visiting our gorgeous galleries today... and I may have accidentally purchased this beautiful book... mmmmm

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Frocktober 26: Layering

Today's chilled temps required some serious layering.
Brr... how did you keep warm? xx

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Frocktober 25: End of a sunny spell

It's a bit gloomy and rainy today, perfect for the 'Super Spy' Dress, Alannah Hill 'Break My Heart' jacket and my Wittner boots...
I've been preparing the house for my parentals to visit from interstate, they arrive in 3 hours!
Back to work! xxx

Monday, October 24, 2011

Frocktober 24: Stripes converge

It's the dress it up or dress it down converging stripes dress I made last year to wear to a wedding. It's a bold graphic statement, and is looking good with my T&J fabrics on the freshly upholstered lounge chairs in the background! 
And guess what? These chairs are available to buy now - and they are gorgeous. Make a time with me to come and see them if you are interested. xxx

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Frocktober 23: Sunday Sunday

I've had the fabulous pleasure of assembling  part 1 of 4 of my new wardrobe: The Shoe Display! Looks like I'll be needing some more shelves for this baby, the handbags are going at the top.

Sadly I'll have to wait at least 2 weeks before I can look at assembling the rest of it, but here's a little sneaky peek at what I'm thinking for our complete bedroom makeover...
Dark slate walls, white sheers, white bedding, white wardrobe, plus pops of colour everywhere. But that's all maybe 2 months before it will all be done... oooh, I can't wait!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Frocktober 22: Styling some drag

Well, there's something you don't see every day! My friend's hubby, Dave, is a bloke's bloke - beer loving, sports fanatic and the proud owner of THAT chair. So it's a wonderful surprise that Dave had put up his own Frocktober Challenge, possibly in the belief that it could never happen, that if he managed to gain sponsorship to the tune of $2000 (for OCRF), that he would wear a frock with accessories to work (he's normally looking sharp in a suit)!!!
The great news is, that he has increased the challenge to include a frocked up ladies lunch at an outdoor cafe in Kingston if the total tips $5,000.
Now, not one to be upsetting the sponsors, Dave wants to be sure his outfit is a winner, so he turned to me to put something nice together and here's what we came up with! Just quietly - I think he's having fun!

Can you help get this man in drag out to lunch? Go to Dave's Frocktober Challenge page to donate now, Friday is the date - donations need to be in by Thursday!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Frocktober 21: Happy Friday!

Today's frock is one I made a couple of years ago, and last Frocktober I wore it with green and black accessories. This year I have changed the neckline to something a little more casual. Never the less it's always a conversation piece!
I got some dirty work done this morning before frocking up to have a ladies lunch with some fabulous gal pals.
Well, thank goodness it's the weekend. I'm going to have LOTS of Ikea goodies to assemble, awesome. And I'm not even being sarcastic!

Hope your weekend is gorgeous, xx

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Frocktober 20: Yellow and Hypnotic Red

Last year, during Frocktober, I wore this frock at the beach... this time with heels for some different kind of fun... and lots of yellow accessories.
I'm also sporting a fresh new hair colour... it's called 'Hypnotic Red'... that was pretty brave right?
It's a little Ronald MacDonald... but I'm actually ok with that!!

Pleeeeeaaase sponsor my Frocktober Challenge... my jeans are calling out to me big time!
While all of this is for a great cause, it's only worth it if you can make a donation, xxx.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Frocktober 19: Prototyping

Inspired by this gorgeous sunny weather, I thought I should work on a project which had been shelved over the winter. I picked up 2 Butterfly Chair frames with no covers a looooong time ago, now, finally, I have started experimenting with a prototype cover. It certainly needs some more tweaking... but it's close...
All I need is a chilled cocktail! xx

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Frocktober 17: Back to School

And back to 'normal' - whatever that is!!
Here's what I wore to do the grocery shopping today...
What else but a cherry laden Betty Page frock and great heels? Ha ha!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Frocktober 15: Garage Sale'd

And exhaustedddddd. And now to deal with the aftermath... our house most sincerely looks like a bomb site. Agghh. Still, we had great weather and loads of lovely customers taking our unwanted items to their homes... so THANK YOU!
Our hand painted signs were a big hit, though it looks like the designer wire chairs are still house hunting! xx

Friday, October 14, 2011

Frockober 14: Ferreting around

In a flurry preparing for our garage sale tomorrow. We've got the mother load of fabulous stuff to serve up, so I hope you all can come!
Don't miss out! xxx

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Frocktober 13: Rolling with my homies

Awww, just as I was beginning to enjoy the school holidays, it's all coming to an end. We went out today with some Garage Sale leaflets to invite our neighbors, the boys loved their delivery job - I  can see 8 years into the future to a paper round... if we still have real newspapers then!

 We've finished off our day with a super shiner on the noggin of our little ginge. It's amazing how much blood can come from a small hole in the head! Eeek. He's ok now though!


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Frocktober12: Meeting the Queen?

Nah, but let's get into the mood! She's in town soon Welcome to Canberra Her Maj...

Hope you're enjoying this sunny weather! Gorrrrrgeous!!! xxx

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Garage Sale: My place: Saturday!

So, what's going to be there? I'm glad you asked!
The 4 wire dining chairs, as seen in Home Beautiful Magazine! And my hand painted coffee table on wheels...

Bits of fabric stash, crafty bits, and glass vases...

Shoes and dresses that are magnificent, but don't fit me. Some awesome pendant lights that look a little like this...

Plus kid stuff like a baby car seat, high chair, toys etc...  and a few fabulous chairs...

Also, this rug...

We'll also have some more things coming from the trendy young things up the road, including quite possibly a fridge and more furniture... tell your friends and don't miss it! 
 I can also make my jewellery collection available on the day for anyone interested - let me know xxx

Frocktober 11: When wearing something nice is the best part of your day!

Today I had to tackle the grocery shopping with 2 boys in tow. Not Fun. We wound up with a trolley malfunction and a smashed bottle of red wine. NOOOO NOT THE WINE! I didn't go back for more.


Well at least I was wearing something fun!
Starring T&J Jacket (I'll have some available soon),  T&J I've Got Fans necklet, Op shopped  hand made dress (plus striped under slip) and Wittner boots.

Egads, I still have more shopping to put away. But first, I'm having a strooong coffee! xx

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  • Chairs of 2017! - Wow, its another year coming to a close, and our year in numbers has us having rescued approximately 150 chairs!! Here's some of our faves... Can you spot ...
    6 years ago