Tuesday, June 28, 2011


My very darling friend Dette is going away for a month (or more) and I am going to miss her most terribly! Luckily we had time for a little catch up before she flies north.

We have certain traditions that always seem to feature in our evenings... These include getting our photograph taken at the Flinders Street Station photobooths followed by a few too many frosty ales which usually leads into much giggling over Steve Buschemi, Ryan Gosling and Bill Murray... The night usually ends with hot chocolate, sweet pies and ice cream, squishing three into a bed or falling asleep in front of the heater.... I will miss her dearly!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Goin' To The Chapel

On the 26th of December 2010 my very darling friends of Oceans Between tied the knot! I had the absolute pleasure of making Michelle's dress (not to mention a wee bow tie for Ryan)

The ceremony was way over in Christchurch so sadly I couldn't be there....
However my beloved (virtual groomsman) and I were present via Skype. It was such an amazing experience to be thousands of kilometres away yet right there at the same time, it was very beautiful.

Luckily the newlyweds live at the end of our street, I cannot describe how lovely it is to have friends living so close! Baking dates, experimental dinners and mulled wine rendezvous are only ever a 5 minute stroll away!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Darling Dette

The 'Darling Dette' dress is available now in your choice of Red, Black or Navy Velveteen! With a deep scooped back, full skirt and floral trim at the neckline, she is the perfect dress for tea sipping and all things lady like!

Friday, June 17, 2011

In The Arms Of Sleep

I love to sleep on buses and trams, I find public transport so relaxing and don't care to admit how many times i've drifted off and missed my stop (once I woke up hours away from home...)

This photograph was taken after a loooong day at the Byron Bay Blues and Roots Festival. After having seen Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello, being caught in torrential rain and sloshing around in the mud, eating amazing hungarian pizza and drinking frosty beer, suffice to say I was exhausted!

Saturday, June 11, 2011


I do love a long weekend, especially when it involves royalty... It seems so odd to me that we still have a holiday for the Queen... however i'm not complaining as it is the perfect excuse to bake tea cake, drink copious amounts of milky sweet tea in handsome china and listen to the Clash and the Smiths and the Cure annnnnnnd Joy Division... my very favourite activities.

Heres to a weekend of embracing all things British! Anyone up to anything exciting? Please do share!

Post Script- Here is a lovely weasel friend that I made last year.. he has a matching body complete with weasely hands and feet but I prefer to team it with something a tad more classic.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Bernice Bobs Her Hair

Some bobbed haired beauties to warm you up on a chilly night.

I had a little bob-trim last night, I love the feeling of a fresh cut!
I'm lucky enough to have a very talented Mr who cuts my hair just the way I like it.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Friday, June 3, 2011

Happy Weekend!

Saturday mornings are by far my favourite time of the week, two whole days of freedom that seem as though they could go on forever.

I am going to be sewing up a storm, no surprises there... But will also be meeting with a gaggle of lovely ladies for tea and treats and hopefully squeezing in some time to bask in the fleeting winter sunshine!

Does anyone have any special plans for the weekend?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Lou Lou

Inspiration for today (and every other day) Louise Brooks!

My very favourite silent film star and the motivation for my bobbed hair.