Thursday, 27 November 2014

Market Snaps

Last Friday night I had the pleasure of having my very own market stall at the Elizabeth Handmade Market. I really enjoy markets! I loved busily preparing and sewing in the weeks beforehand, and styling my stall on the night (it makes me dream of having a little shop of my own one day!). I also really loved talking to all the different people who stopped by my stall and shared memories that were sparked by the vintage fabrics my dresses are made out of. I was able to debut my new dress design after finally perfecting the pattern and people seemed to really love them! I have also chosen to make my dresses from vintage and pre-loved fabrics only so as to make them sustainable and uniquely one of a kind! I'm planning to have them available in my Etsy shop over the next week or two so if you've got your eye on one keep a look out for that!

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Asking My Bridesmaids

I had the pleasure of asking my beautiful best friends to be my bridesmaids over the last week or so and I thought I would share how I ended up asking them here. I knew that I wanted to make my bridesmaids something small and nice to keep as a momento and loved the idea of using vintage hankies when I stumbled across this, however instead of screen printing them, I decided to embroider them. I already had quite a few vintage hankies but I was after some extra pretty ones and so after a lot of op-shopping, visiting antique shops and even looking on Ebay I finally found five of the most pretty handkerchiefs! The embroidery did take a little while, but I really enjoyed it and am very happy with the end result. The girls really appreciated their little gifts and we are now all very excited to start the wedding planning!

Saturday, 15 November 2014

A New Favourite

I have been wishing for this beautiful book for a very long time now, and I finally have a copy of my own in my hands. It's a book by the owner of the gorgeous Bluebells Cakery shop in Aukland, New Zealand (somewhere that I'm longing to visit and that looks as though it's straight from my dreams) and I can definitely say that it is now one of my most favourite books! The photography and styling of this book is so beautiful and I am pretty sure I will try at least every recipe once in my lifetime! It has really put me in a baking mood and I'm excited to have a try of  the raspberry and white chocolate lamingtons recipe soon!

Friday, 7 November 2014

New Fabrics

After a months break from sewing and blogging, I'm finally finished uni for the year! I'm very excited about this as now I can get back into the swing of all things 'a mint daydream'. To get inspired, I decided to go op-shopping for the first time in a month and managed to find lots of pretty vintage fabrics for new dresses. I'm getting very busy making lots of dresses in my new design for an upcoming market that I'm going to have a stall at (I'll be sure to share more details about that soon!).

Hopefully now I will be able to start blogging more regularly so be sure to check back soon for some new projects I've been working on and a few sneak previews of some of the dresses that will be available at my market stall!