Thursday, 27 November 2014
Elizabeth Handmade Market. I really enjoy markets! I loved busily preparing and sewing in the weeks beforehand, and styling my stall on the night (it makes me dream of having a little shop of my own one day!). I also really loved talking to all the different people who stopped by my stall and shared memories that were sparked by the vintage fabrics my dresses are made out of. I was able to debut my new dress design after finally perfecting the pattern and people seemed to really love them! I have also chosen to make my dresses from vintage and pre-loved fabrics only so as to make them sustainable and uniquely one of a kind! I'm planning to have them available in my Etsy shop over the next week or two so if you've got your eye on one keep a look out for that!
Tuesday, 18 November 2014
this, however instead of screen printing them, I decided to embroider them. I already had quite a few vintage hankies but I was after some extra pretty ones and so after a lot of op-shopping, visiting antique shops and even looking on Ebay I finally found five of the most pretty handkerchiefs! The embroidery did take a little while, but I really enjoyed it and am very happy with the end result. The girls really appreciated their little gifts and we are now all very excited to start the wedding planning!
Saturday, 15 November 2014
this beautiful book for a very long time now, and I finally have a copy of my own in my hands. It's a book by the owner of the gorgeous Bluebells Cakery shop in Aukland, New Zealand (somewhere that I'm longing to visit and that looks as though it's straight from my dreams) and I can definitely say that it is now one of my most favourite books! The photography and styling of this book is so beautiful and I am pretty sure I will try at least every recipe once in my lifetime! It has really put me in a baking mood and I'm excited to have a try of the raspberry and white chocolate lamingtons recipe soon!
Friday, 7 November 2014
Hopefully now I will be able to start blogging more regularly so be sure to check back soon for some new projects I've been working on and a few sneak previews of some of the dresses that will be available at my market stall!