Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Don't Chuck It - Hang It


My daughter has grown out of this sweet pink tu tu dress, so I cut the bottom off, placed it on a vintage clothes hanger and hung it on her bedroom wall. Of course I added a pom pom made from tissue, left over from a party I had not long ago. I just adore the colours and couldn't bare to throw it out. Sweet.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Yipee UPS

Beep beep is what I heard this afternoon. Love this sound as it usually means my little UPS man comes a knocking on my door with another delivery. I wasn't disappointed. It's like Christmas time getting a UPS delivery isn't it? I will show you what is inside shortly. Happy Monday.
Simone xx

Friday, July 22, 2011

Project Day: Lamps Finished


Here are my lamps finished. I took this picture just before they left for the shop. Yes, I went a little crazy but I just love them. And here is a sneak peak of some exciting things happening in my studio. Remember I am doing some renovations? Next week I will show you how the floor finished up.
Have a great weekend. Mine involves lots of painting !
Simone xx

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Today I want to do this....but


Today I really want to take my vintage car for a spin, but I have so much work to do I am snowed under at my desk. If I can make it out I wish I had the time to look like this.But I will be lucky to get out in my tracksuit pants and sneakers.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Lighten Up


This Wednesday we are doing a new window at the shop with a great colour theme. I am trying to decide what kind of fabric to cover these lampshades in. Here are the bases, which I bought at the beginning of the year. I want them to make a real statement when they are finished and be the feature of the window display. I am feeling a little crazy today so god only knows how they will end up! I will show you the result on Friday.
Happy Monday xx

Friday, July 15, 2011

Project Day: $5 Shoes Not Enough








I bought these new shoes on sale a few days ago for $5. But you know me. It didn't end there. I had visions of a transformation. A mismatched colourful one. There was no turning back!
I attached my buttons to the middle of my flowers with craft glue. Then I added the bias tape all around the edges of the shoe using the same glue [ start at the back of the shoe where the seam of the shoe is ]. Attach my decorated flower on top with glue and leave to dry for a few hours.
I am thinking of lovely things to do this weekend.
Hope you are doing the same.
Simone xx

Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday's Melting Moment


Great weekend? Thanks for your overwhelming response to my last post. Hugs. Over the weekend I strolled around a country market. I love a good market. I came home with lot's of yummy fresh fruit and veg. All from local farmers and the like. Of course, I couldn't resist these melting moments. Every now and then I spoil myself with one. Served on vintage china makes them look that extra special. Here's cheers to a great week.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Project Day : Project Simone



Last year someone took a photograph of me that changed my life [see first photo on this post]. You see after I saw that photo I realised I needed to make a change. Prior to this my life consisted of mostly unhealthy eating [and drinking] habits. And it was starting to show. My goal was to lose 7 kgs. So I joined a gym in January and changed the way I treated my body. No drastic diets or fads, just plain simple healthy foods and moderate exercise. The next photo was taken this morning. 7 months after the first. I have lost 5 kgs and feel so much better. I also chopped my all my hair off. It was weighing me down! I am not far off my goal now.
Make the changes today that you want to see tomorrow.
Have a fabulous weekend.
Simone xx

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

One Good Thing

Confession. Not a great lover of Winter. Spring and Summer are my friends. But of course I try to remain positive and think of all the good things Winter brings us. I am sure there are many and maybe you could let me know what they are? Meantime, this is one good reason for me. My coriander grows like wild fire! Here is a bunch I picked from my garden yesterday.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Project Day: Floral Basket Pillow






At first I thought this was a piece of vintage fabric. That was until I unwrapped it! After picking up this up for a few dollars at an op shop I couldn't resist making my very own floral basket pillow for my outdoor chair. A tiny bit kitschy I know. But nevertheless I fell for it!
Firstly I cut out my fabric in the basket shapes.
  • With right sides together sew all the way around leaving a gap at the base to stuff filling.
  • Turn pillow right side out & push all the edges out.
  • Stuff with some pillow/cushion stuffing. I always use an old pillow that has lost it's mojo. I always keep stuffing to recycle.
  • Sew the bottom edge closed with the machine [you could insert a zip if you want].
  • I added a pink bow using some left over bias binding tape. You could use anything.
After I finished I realised you could make a template of your own and sew a similar shaped cushion using any kind of floral material. For a novice you could even patchwork a piece to represent the basket at the base.
Have a great weekend everyone.
Simone xx

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