Sunday, 29 September 2013

Shop Update

Spring is in the air in the Southern Hemisphere and I can smell summer around the corner. What better way to celebrate than with some bikinis!

Now in the shop!

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Taking Stock

Hello there!
Things have been a bit quiet around here lately. I've been sick and life got a bit on top of me, but I have some exciting news coming up soon!

And on another note - Do you read Meet me at Mikes? It's a great little blog by a super lovely Aussie lady and I thought I'd do some sharing using her Taking Stock List for this month;

Making : Crochet blanket
Cooking : Pizza
Drinking : Lot's of water I can't seem to get enough lately
Reading: Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Wanting: to have more fun!
Looking: out my back window at the green trees and hill
Playing: Agricola 
Wasting: Lot's of time on Pinterest 
Fixing: up everything ready for our move back to Aus 
Deciding: How to ship all my things back to Aus
Wishing: I was in Aus already!
Enjoying: Time spent with friends
Waiting: until I can share my big news
Liking: Autumn
Wondering: What I will miss from Germany
Loving: My Husband
Pondering: What the next year will bring
Considering: What to do with my life
Watching: Channel 101
Hoping: Everything goes smoothly
Marvelling: At the change of seasons
Needing: To Dance
Smelling: Pizza in the Oven
Wearing: Warm looking sweaters (apparently!)
Noticing: All the berries everywhere
Knowing: I will miss my Friends here
Thinking: about the Future
Feeling: Much Happier
Admiring: My mother, for her strength
Buying: Things from the markets
Getting: Older
Bookmarking: Too many practical websites!
Opening: My door as often as the weather will allow
Giggling: Not enough
Feeling: impatient

Swedish Tea Strainer and Red Rose Earrings from the Rheinaue Flea market
PS How sweet are my Flea market find Tea strainer and earrings!


Sunday, 28 July 2013

My First Dress

Here it is the first thing I've ever sewed from a pattern!

Nice colour for a sack ;-)

I'm pretty happy with how it turned out except for the fit. It looks like a sack unless I wear it with a belt and even then the top doesn't fit quite right, it's a little too large and loose...

Me and my BBQ, we're chillin'

I didn't make a muslin or anything so I guess that's a lesson learned! Next time I think I'm going to trace the pattern onto some paper and do a rough fitting with that. 
I got some lovely Deer and Doe patterns in the mail recently which I can't wait to get started on. How cute is this top from Rue des Renards? I had to have the pattern :-)


Friday, 28 June 2013

Shop Update the 70s

Some lovely 70's style items in the shop now!


Thursday, 13 June 2013

ATM Doorways and Bikinis

Another regular item I want to introduce around these parts is an ATM. No not the hole in the wall you're thinking about, where you service all your cash needs but a "what I'm up to At The Moment" -or what I've been working on recently.

First up is a crochet garland to brighten up our apartments front door. I was inspired here through pinterest and from this lovely little lady's door.

I've been Cooking with Spargel! I actually made this mushroom and asparagus, polenta based tart from the Bojon Gourmet Blog. I made it a bit less gourmet by using button mushrooms instead of shitake and there was no truffle salt in sight, but it was still very yummy! It's the first time I've made polenta that didn't taste like meh -am I doing it wrong or is plain polenta just not nice?? (My spellcheck doesn't like polenta and wants me to change it to tadpole based tart, hmm doesn't sound as good).

The aforementioned crochet bikini. A little wonky but coming along ok! I had some problems to begin with which involved the bikini decreasing too quickly, and a lot of questions involving far too much laughter from my friends about how my itty bitty bikini was coming along! I sorted that problem out only to be stuck again at the moment, not sure if there is a mistake in the pattern or I just can't read it properly...
Would you wear a crochet bikini?

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Listening to now....

I'd like to start sharing here music I think is great on a regular basis. First up is a remix of a great indie folk band I recently discovered -Daughter

Youth (Love Thy Brother Remix) - Daughter from Up All Niight on Vimeo.

It made me want to go out and really live my life to the full.
What do you think?

Monday, 10 June 2013

Shoppity Shop

Snuggly jumpers and cardigans in the shop soon!

I can just picture them over a pair of denim cut-offs can't you?