Friday, November 26, 2010


A present for me?
Just your online purchase from eBay.

This is how your Cicciolina or Sunshine&Daydreams will arrive at your door.
All wrapped up in pink tissue paper, tied up with ribbon, and a little thank you note. Pretty, isn't it?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Help! I'm caught in a Time Vortex!

Where does my time go?

It has been two weeks since my last blog.

What do I do with the whole 9 hours a week I get to myself to work?

And I have just counted up the amount of hours I have until the start of the school holidays.

24 hours. Yikes.

Everything takes so much longer than I had imagined.
I have a lot less time than I need.
The setbacks have been numerous.
And my backer has run out of money.

Oh well, live and learn.

So I have set myself a little task, until child wrangling and the Christmas holidays take over.

I picked up these great 70's patterns from a vintage fair last week. I love their fluid elegance. Not sure that Ava does.

Two party dresses for me to cheer me up and get me through the holidays.

And after a relaxing break in Byron Bay,
The new school year will give me much more time.

I have found a fantastic manufacturer, but we now need a backer.

Any ideas?..................

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Daddy, I want a pony!


Just in case we were looking like self indulgent narcissists, we would like to draw your attention to the good people at Quest Equine Welfare.

I have never been a 'horsey' type girl, and am in fact a little scared of them, but I have fallen in love with Mickey and Joy.

Check out their stories

Joy was found as an orphaned foal, and is now thriving in her new home. She is pictured here drinking out of the Melbourne Cup, photographed by the Herald Sun.You can read the whole article at

So spare a thought for what happens to horses after their racing careers have ended.

Maybe there is something you can do to help?


Never again will I attempt to make two head pieces, a bustier and a dress in three nights.
I did really enjoy hand sewing the head pieces late into the night, but I miss having my old assistant (Mum) to help.
I'm quite pleased with the way they turned out. The head pieces were made using vintage organza and silk satin, finished with costume pearls at the centre of each flower.
Next year we will start taking orders 6 months in advance. Hopefully we have our boutique by then??!!!
Live and learn....