Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sesame Street: Mad Men

While looking for some vintage Sesame Street clips to show my son this morning, I stumbled across this and just had to share it with you!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Interview with me on Handmade News

Heather Folkner runs a lovely Etsy store called Sugar Plum Ferret, she also writes for the world's biggest craft related blog, Handmade News.

I was recently interviewed by Heather and the article is up today, you can read it here.

I would like to say thank you to Heather and the team at Handmade News for your support.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Read my interview with Leeloo!

The lovely people at Leeloo have posted a Leeloo Designer interview with me today, you can read it here.

Monday, September 21, 2009

milkbars, laundromats & urban beauty - tomorrow!

If you are like me and go weak at the knees for anything related to the milk bars of yesterday, don't miss this upcoming photographic exhibition titled milkbars, laundromats & urban beauty.

Featuring the photographic talents of Gemma Jones, Eamo Donnelly, Miikel Doomernik and co-owner of Arthur's Circus - Natalie Jeffcott.

The exhibition is part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival and also celebrates Arthur's Circus' 2nd year in business. Opening night is Tuesday 22 September from 6 - 8pm . They will be extending their hours for the duration of the festival.

Keep an eye on the Arthur's Circus blog for opening time information.

Arthur's Circus is located at 631 Queensberry Street in North Melbourne, Victoria.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Non-wedding dress looks charming

When Sally and I sat down for our first consultation, the first thing she said was something like, "I know you don't make wedding dresses but...". As I generally don't make wedding or bridesmaid dresses, I was hesitant at first, but in the end was really glad that I took on this project.

Sally chose an existing design from my online folio and I have to say, this was one of the most stress free and delightful projects I have ever worked on.

Throughout the construction of the dress, we nicknamed it the "non-wedding dress" as I know that I would have suffered from anxiety if I attached the word "wedding" to it.

We chose 100% Polyester Cream coloured Shantung and used 100% Viscose lining. We decided against 100% Silk as Sally wanted to keep creasing to a minimum. A white petticoat was worn underneath and our original idea of a sash, ribbon or self covered belt was discarded on the wedding day, which I think worked well.

Sally's sister Claire accompanied Sally to all of her fittings which was great as it was good to have a third person to help with fitting and styling decisions.

Red shoes and her mothers re-worked wedding veil completed the outfit beautifully.

Sally, thank you so much for choosing me to make your "non-wedding dress", you looked as perfect as I imagined on your wedding day and I look forward to seeing more photos soon!
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