Saturday, November 30, 2013

Staff party done and dusted

As social club co-ordinator this year I organised the staff party - with a bit of help from others - I'm not claiming all the credit.

As well organising meat and bread and all the other stuff you do, I made a trifle.

It was a bit of a friendly casual night with some games with Christmas print toilet paper rolls for prizes, some fun awards and going away presents.

I decided that I would curl my hair - it took an hour - this is why I normally go with a bun for spech occayjuns. Auto correct is really having trouble with that - dam that occa accent.

My photos were all taken after the fact - so my hair isn't as full on as it was at 6pm.  I went totally Texan with big hair.  C told me my hair looked like a cyclone,  hmmmm.

Dress - Leona Edmiston - it looks a little retro

Cami - target

Shoes - Tulula Valu

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Aussie Curves - Yellow

 I have wings,,, just like a pad.

It's been a a few weeks since I joined in on Aussie Curves. November for teachers can be hell - report cards, speech night, graduation night, end of year parties, carols by candlelight, end of year paperwork that just seems to keep coming, escalating behaviour etc. I'm not having a whinge just explaining why I am so exhausted and can't be bothered to photograph myself.

Last weekend our teacher choir performed in a battle of the teacher bands - I'll have to do a post later to show you our dresses and tell you all about it.

So, on with the yellow.

Not a colour I wear full on - just as accessories or with other colours.  I have a great cardigan and I have fabric for a skirt, and I do have a pair of shorts that are a little tight at the moment.

When I saw this top on Asos, I loved it. When I tore it out of the wrapping, I loved it. When I tried it on, I didn't love it. But last night I was like - you paid for it - you will wear it.  After a day of OMGs and I love your top,,, I love it.

Top - Asos
Cami - Target
Jeans - Autograph
Sandals - Rubi
Necklace - eBay

I was paranoid about wearing this top as I am about most white or cream clothes.  I was sure I was going to spill something on it.  I was so excited after eating a very messy turkey, bacon, mayo, salad focaccia that I hadn't gotten ANY on me.  After lunch though I ended up getting glitter glue along the front hem... it washed out okay but there really isn't anything wrong with a bit of glitter.

I don't know what is so fascinating down there.

Wait, was that a rain drop?  It's been threatening to rain today - come on!!! Break the drought!

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Lazy morning

Wearing my heart onesy from Asos, hanging out in front my laptop.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

A little time for me

Today is my birthday.

Lucky for me today is a school holiday.

I spent today sewing and watching old movies.

I was going to spend it sewing more red dresses but decided to get some of my wish list sewing done.

Galaxy leggings! I can't wait to wear these bad boys.

Grey batwing top

Navy dot kimono - sadly ended up a tiny bit small.  I have more of this fabric so I'll remake this because it gorg.

This was an ill fitting dress that I bought for the fabric.  

Snipped off the top and made a casing to put elastic through.  Easy.

Sunday, November 03, 2013


This weekend I had a few goals:

- finish my crochet blanket

- trace out patterns and sew muslins for the last two dresses

- do a little tidying up on the other dresses

- do school work. No photos of that.

Look at this thing - I love it so much. 

Now of course I'm cruising to find a new afghan project. I like to keep my hands busy when I watch TV.

Friday, November 01, 2013

Aussie Curves - Retro


Attempting to do a little house work like a good house wife does... Actually I wore this to work today.  I have no idea what our guests to our school thought of me but I got a lot of lovely compliments.

Last years attempt I went all hippy.

This year I wanted to go a little rockabilly.


Actually, I really wasn't going to try this week with my dad going into hospital this week and me staying home sick yesterday. But,,, when I woke up today I just wanted to treat myself.


Dress - Autograph
Belt -  Probably Autograph
Shoes - Colorado
Petticoat - Ebay from 3 years ago

The only thing that is actually retro is my brooch which I bought at the Tolga Markets.

Although I love the overall quality and shape of this dress, I'm not happy that the dots are painted on and look like they will come off in the first wash.

Squish likes himself a little bit of petticoat

 He feel's so pretty.