Friday, April 24, 2009

A for A.P.C

I do have a little thing for all things A.P.C. and looking on their website I decided in my virtual purse to buy the outfits below. I am feeling a little unwell and a little trip to Paris in the summer to shop at A.P.C. would be the best medicine... along with yummy treats from the p√Ętisserie.

I like the laid back style, I think if I ever find the time I may use them as inspiration for my refashioning and make new projects. But its finding the time, I am so busy (which is a good thing). Today and tomorrow I am working on the light dress.

Weeks ago Karen and myself did create some samples of a simple circuit and played around with some fabrics on top to refract the light. It was heaps of fun, but this weekend we
are stepping it up and developing a full mock up. Below are some pictures from our light sampling and in the image above you can see the flexible circuit.

Better get on with it! have fun xx

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Slash my stash

On Saturday I went to Fabric-a-brac to sell some of my unwanted fabric stash. My friend Kelly(pictured) joined me and I think our stall looked very inviting. We both were really good too and did not buy anything from any of the other stalls, it was so tempting.

My fabric stash has halved in size, I have a bit more money in my purse and space in my sewing room, plus some other people got incredible bargains. What a great idea.


Thursday, April 16, 2009

$20 bag

Over Easter one of my local opshop haunts had a $20 dollar bag offer. Pick up a bag fill it up with clothes and just pay $20... I got some lovely stuff. Half of my items even had their shop tags on and one silk blouse was from one of my favorite 'I can't afford to shop in there' high street shops Veronika Maine. There are a few shoulder pads to remove from one of the blouses and a quick refashion on a very bright pink silk top but I was very pleased. I even snagged a fine knit handmade cable jumper which is great saying my knitting skills are basic.

Luck was with me again when I spotted a canvas and leather handbag from another of my 'I can't afford to shop in there' high street shops Country Road for $5, I was drooling over this last year when it was over $80. Add to that a fun woolen skirt from Cue for $7 and I have been shopping in all the shops I can't afford to shop in. Better than an Easter egg... mmmmmmmmmm.


Saturday, April 11, 2009

Take a bow

Well one of the reasons I have not been blogging so often was due to a few things, costuming a workshop performance of Her Naked Skin at Toi Whakaari was one of them, training for a dualthon was another and finally making a light dress with my (insanely clever and talented) friend Karen for Bacheolorette (also insanely clever and talented) ... phew. The first two are now complete, yay!

Her Naked Skin was a great experience. I did the design of the costumes as well as source and make them, with the greatest of help from Donna (who is also insanely clever and talented) my tutor (thanks). It was great to work with the actors and director Annie Ruth on what turned out to be a great learning experience.

Jo and myself managed to do the dualthlon together in 1 hour and 11 mins. We were pleased with that as it was so windy in Wellington, at one point I was cycling and not moving! I will be getting some photos and if i don't look like a totally beetroot I may post some evidence.

The light dress is still on going and now its on to designing and making contemporary dance costumes

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Make a date

The blogger has awoken! Well I won't be getting any points for consistency. But if you live in Wellington the next two weekends are full of crafty loveliness. Frabric-a-brac is a genius idea, bring along the fabrics, buttons etc in your stash you don't use and sell them. Others will be too so maybe you might not make any money and come home with just as much stuff... but hey. I will have a stall there so maybe I may meet you.

Make a date for this at

12noon - 4pm, Saturday 18 April

Brooklyn Community Centre, 18 Harrison St, Wellington

If you can't wait for that then hop along this Saturday to Craft 2.0 at the New Dowse in Petone. I went last year and it was SO good.

Saturday April 11th 2009 from 10am till 3pm

TheNewDowse, 45 Laings Road, Lower Hutt

Craft 2.0 also goes to Christchurch too.

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