Mar 26, 2013

3 down, 11 more to go! Vnbfbs

My third pattern for Vogues New Book For Better Sewing!!!
The coat! I seem to be having a bit more luck tracking down the patterns that where released in 1951 (the year beforehand) but that's ok! They where the same patterns, just previously brought out. Also some where available in junior sizes.
I'm not fussed, I'm not good enough at sewing to attempt them even if there where my measurements! But they are a hobby within themselves in collecting them until I teach myself up-sizing :)

In other news, I've joined a gym! (insert shock and horror). I've been everyday for the past week, I'm there for an hour at a time (sometimes halfa more) and I am LOVING biking. Not the traditional uncomfortable seating one, there is one that feels as tho you are chilling out while working out. Last night I managed 25kms in just 65mins!  Pretty proud of myself!

Talk to me people!!!!!! *begs*

Mar 16, 2013

Vogues new book for better sewing 1952

My copy has come!!!
Along with two of the patterns :)
I have also found the coat pattern as of tonight so thats on its way. If anyone can PLEASE help me track down the rest I will love you foreverrrrr.

Oh and heres my kitty Lilly sleeping on my fabrics :)

Talk to me readers! I need to know someones out there!

I plan to get back into my sewing room and decide what to start making. I have to get my skills up before I even THINK about starting Vnbfbs!

Mar 12, 2013

Vintage sewing goodness!

Over the long weekend my mother and I went country op shopping...OMG.
We went to five places, and I found amazing bargains. Patterns, material, notions, and the best buy of the day was the stack of 100% Aussie wool from the 1970s!

I'm over the moon :)

The next few weeks will be full of lovely goodness for me, with patterns coming in the mail from all over! I really must get around to actually sewing something :P

Mar 4, 2013

Old world charm

I had an amazing find/buy last week!
This antique lounge suite!!! Its wonderful. I adore the real feather filled seats, the wood carvings and the button backs.
They really do not make furniture like they used too.

Also as my first photo shows I then bought a awesome coffee table, its deff old but I have no idea of its marker or period. All i know is that its amazing and so very practical with its 12 draws.

Furniture addict.

Mar 1, 2013

Gerties New Book for Better Sewing

Gerties blog was the reason I got into sewing.
I had always been intrested but fearful of sewing, I understood it was going to be hard and expensive to start (anyone that says otherwise is mad!) But I knew after reading every blog post of hers over a weeks times I had to give it a try.
I have never been so excited for a sewing book before, and my excitement was justifed the moment I opened the cover. Its bright, inviting and has the same humor of her blog.
She makes things intresting and pushes you to try more. Its not a conventional sewing book, this is for vintage inspired sewers. If your a quick sew, modern kind of gal...dont even bother going anywhere near thing book.
All in all, this is one of the best purchases I have ever made regarding sewing in general let alone a sewing book.
Well done Gertie, I cant wait to see what you have in store for us next :)