Sunday, July 18, 2010

things i like

So far my Monday morning has consisted of walking the dog, watering the garden, doing some washing, and visiting the tax man. Now I'm enjoying fresh pikelets and a cup of tea on the back deck, Duke dog at my side, and Jamie husband content on his X-Box inside, whilst I look, and quite possibly covet, lovely things online.

The first two are from the Curiosity Shoppe - one of my favourite places to visit online.
I wandered into a store on the weekend called Typo. It was a bit of an accident that I was there, but a lovely accident. I have seen bits and pieces from there store here and there, but had never been to the store. I like to refer to it as stationary heaven. Here are a couple of pieces that I like...they dont have many advertised on their website.
The rest of my plan for today is to find a holiday house for later in the year. We would like to take a couple of weeks off from the world in October, and go somewhere down the coast between Byron Bay and Minnie Waters. Ideally a house with a yard so that we can take our dog - he needs to experience the freedom of long open beaches & swimming in the ocean!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

saturday sewing

I have been meaning to make this neck warmer for my sister Sharolyn for ages, and I finally got around to it today. Plus I made a simple necklace for myself with the leftover fabric.
I also made another cooking apron as a gift for my friend Sally, this time with little frills. Looks really cute on. I'm looking forward to giving it to her tomorrow.

these boots were made for walking...

I finally found a pair of boots that I like! It's always hard to find what you want when you have a really specific picture in your head. They were all to shiny, or to tall, or to short, or a weird colour...so I am happy with my buy!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

t-shirt design for SMASH camp...ideas ideas

For the last couple of years I have worked on the t-shirts for a Scripture Union youth camp called SMASH. We sell them on camp to the leaders & students - which creates culture (there is nothing like being 13 and seeing 150 of your new best friends wearing the same shirt!) and it makes us a little bit money to support other aspects of the camp.

This was my original idea for the shirts - however it was quickly pointed out by one of our high school chaplains, that she could see the posters of this being quite rudely vandalized by some cheeky teenager...which now its been pointed out to me - I can also see happening. So the brain storming began...

I really love the below style - found on iStock. But screen printing it would be disastrous!
I like the below image also - found on iStock as well...but I'm thinking something a little more retro is in need...

This is what I have come up with (below). From the start I wanted Navy Blue t-shirts, so using white ink, plus the navy fabric to create the design will also make printing cheaper...I'm still not sure if it needs another colour...maybe light blue? Does anyone else have any ideas???

Oh, and I should mention that the switch to the 'camera' theme is because we have an fantastic camp activity on the Monday night - which is based around the use of cameras. I can't say much more - as I dont want to give anything away!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

my new cooking apron

I spent my day off this week making a cooking apron. I always seem to get messy when I cook...but not for much longer. I used one of my mums aprons as a basic pattern, but adjusted it so that the waist is a bit higher, with a thicker waist band.

I was so excited to finish it, but I forgot to wear it that night when I cooked. Whoops! I need to get into the habit of wearing it now.

There is something lovely about cooking aprons. They remind me of my mum - and all the amazing baking she has always done.

dinner this week