Saturday, October 1, 2011

Blogtoberfest'11 Day 1

Phew, made it in on day 1 in the nick of time!
I have been trying for most of the day to post, but the computer has been playing silly buggers. As my camera has broken (again) as well, this isn't a good start to the month of blogging, but I'm forgetting all those troubles and jumping right in!
Luckily I have some shots from last week of stuff I've made....

First up are bathers for the little girl. I'm a bit tired of hunting and hunting for appropriate ones, and trying to buy then out of season is a pain; in season is expensive! Rathdowne Remnants has such cheap prices (and precut pieces so you don't even have to stand in line to get your fabric cut- sweet!). I walked out of there with a metre of each colour for $12.75 TOTAL. Add in a $5 pattern up to size 14.....


I cut the rashie vest off her old one, and left the neck nice and loose (a pet hate of hers). The tankini below if just the cutest!


 Last week I also headed up on my rare day off to Ballan, and this place of beauty. Seriously an awesome day, hanging out with 2 very funny ladies, an awesome lunch and a bit of Liberty thrown in for good measure. Cup of tea anyone?


I finished another wrap skirt (unfortunately worn, washed and not ironed before this pic) from this day out


and a new summer shoes obsession has begun. Damn you, factory outlets! Bring on summer!


See over here if you want to join in the madness fun; there's giveaway's too, and definitely will be one here on this blog. But will it be announced, or a surprise one? We'll have to comment wait and see!

14 comments:

Vic said...

Happy Blogtoberfest Bec!

Love the retro look of the tankini & your super cute model.

Clair said...

Those bathers are fan-flippin-tastic!

Jennie said...

OMG - i love the swimsuits!
Are you taking custom orders?!

(the teapot and cups are amazing - were they difficult to do?)x

Angela said...

Oh wow those togs are so cute! Love your shoes too, I need to hit the shops now I'm feeling inspired!

soniaandfred said...

The bathers are GREAT! My grandma knit me some very uncool-at-the-time bathers when I was little. Now I love looking at pictures of me playing in the old blue wading pool in them. But the ones you made...SERIOUSLY cool!

Sue said...

The swimsuit looks very retro and super cute. I like the fabric you used for the rashie vest too. I always try and buy swimwear during winter but it is hard and very expensive during summer too. Love your new blog look too!

thornberry said...

Wow, you have been busy! And SNAP - I have the same pattern to make Clare a tankini and also have some (different) bathers fabric from Rathdowne Remnants to make it in. Maybe now I'll get onto making it sooner rather than later!
Love the teapot and cups!

Karen said...

Ahh that tankini is cute - I think I need that pattern! Love the skirt Bec.

sophie said...

Hooray for new swimmers - they look awesome.

Jennie said...

I'm slightly dying with envy over that Liberty tea set. Must buy that pattern, I've been meaning to for years!

CurlyPops said...

Love the new blog colour, but seriously love the tankini - super cute!

Liam's Mummy said...

The tankini is gorgeous. The day with the teapots would have been awesome fun. Excellent shoe shopping. Wow - that's a lot in one blog post, you need to pace yourself. Happy Blogtoberfesting!

Jodie said...

You have been busy and yes it was the funnest day I have had in a long time - thanks so much !

thornberry said...

Hi again Bec - what size did you make the tankini in? I'm thinking a medium for my girl?