We have secured premises (a 5 minute walk from our home) and a vehicle for Retrovision. The new space is clean and very tidy on the inside and the exterior will need a freshen up. There's 110 squares metres of area - that's plenty of room to set up a photography space, storage area and packaging station plus I'm thinking of establishing a studio space for myself. I've had the Mopod for almost a year and whilst it's been handy, it will be nice to have a larger space to work in.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
Sunday, May 19, 2013
I fashioned this dog costume (head, paws and tail) out of an all-in-1 hat with scarf and hand warmers that cost $6, a cheap necklace $2, waistband elastic and black felt tip. It turned out really well and Miss 6 was more than happy to wear this to her school assembly performance.
Late last week Miss 6s teacher put out the call to talented sewing parents to help create bonnets and matching aprons for the class upcoming visit to Howick Historical Village. I was given the set in the photo above as a pattern reference and I'm going to try and make 4-6 similar sets.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
I have to show you my bargain coat by Jigsaw which I bought at an outlet store for $20. It fitted really well (like it was made just for me) - and when I put my hands in the pockets, I had that 'aha' moment. It was discounted because the machinist had sewn the left hand pocket on back to front. Unaltered I'd need to be a contortionist to make use of that pocket. I came home and got to work straight away. About 30 minutes later, the pocket was facing the right way, lining all resewn and topstitching done, the coat is ready to be worn.