Monday, March 15, 2010

raiding the archives again...pinata time

when one of my oldest and dearest friends married in september last year i couldn't be there because of the distance factor. so i sent along part of my heart instead - metaphorically and semi-literally.

this took me a couple of months to make - from start to finish (if i'd remembered just how much work they were i would probably never have embarked upon the project in the first place...luckily i was blissfully ignorant when i began!)

it gave me such a buzz to see the photos of the 'day after' picnic with my pinata joining in the celebrations, and made me somehow feel a little more a part of it all - both the pinata and i so full of love and good wishes for the happy couple and their married life.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

continuing a tradition

my little friend jax has just turned one and to celebrate i decided to make her another dress (the first i made when she was born)

i was given this link to a free pattern on the oliver + s blog (thanks erin!). have to laugh whenever i look at my version of the dress - the floral material was leftover from the $4 second-hand doona bought at vinnies to make bunting for my sisters birthday, the pink material is some old calico dyed with water from washing some very non-colourfast vintage cord and the lace is about 20 years old! this was supposed to be a practice attempt but at our fitting it didn't seem quite good enough a design to repeat. so i added in the triangular panels at the sides to give it a bit more shape and thifty jax will have the cheapest dress in town!!