New handmade jewelry in my Etsy Store

It would seem that my creativity has outstripped my blog writing! My original intent for this blog was to catalogue all the things I make to keep track of them as I wear out, sell or de-clutter. As it happened, that catalogue now spans accross this blog, Instagram, Ravelry and of course my Etsy store. Oh well.

Nonetheless, this blog is still where I want everything to end up. So if you follow me elsewhere, you may have already seen these, but they’re so pretty I’m sure you won’t mind seeing them again!

Swarovski crystal and glass bead hoop earrings

Crystal Bead Medieval Style Silver Earrings - Handmade

Purple shell chip alligator clips - set of two - Handmade

Sunshine Yellow Glass Bead Earrings with Gold Filgree Detail - Handmade

Swarovski Crystal and Red Glass Pearl Hoop Earrings - Handmade

Glass Beaded Knitting and Crochet Stitch Markers in Yellow and Gold - Handmade

Click on the images to see their Etsy Listing or visit my shop!

Stay inspired!
xx

Beautiful Budget Bride

Beautiful Budget Bride

 

Short dress
53 AUD – choies.com

WearAll white shrug
17 AUD – wearall.com

Gioseppo leather shoes
66 AUD – yoox.com

Evening handbag
15 AUD – luxurydivas.com

Earrings
etsy.com

Cult Gaia flower crown
67 AUD – domino.com

Rimmel nude lipstick
12 AUD – thehut.com

Opi nail lacquer
27 AUD – thehut.com

Beauty product
mobile.chanel.com

Gothic Rainbow Wardrobe

Gothic Rainbow Wardrobe

TIBI peplum top
1 820 AUD – boutique1.com

MARC LE BIHAN long sleeve cowl neck top
880 AUD – farfetch.com

Louiza Babouryan black top
1 045 AUD – farfetch.com

Cynthia Rowley red ruffle top
320 AUD – cynthiarowley.com

BCBGMAXAZRIA short sleeve top
135 AUD – zalando.co.uk

Gold Hawk lace camisole tank
175 AUD – jades24.com

Pink shirt
alannahhill.com.au

Gold Case black top
125 AUD – yoox.com

Carla G sleeveless top
74 AUD – yoox.com

MANGO embellished blouse
57 AUD – mango.com

Emily van den Bergh black evening top
65 AUD – zalando.co.uk

Ted Baker black camisole
76 AUD – vanmildert.com

White tank
11 AUD – choies.com

Vero Moda peplum blouse
25 AUD – veromoda.com

ONLY velvet top
29 AUD – nelly.com

Alice You red camisole
27 AUD – dorothyperkins.com

Blue top
allydress.com

STELLA McCARTNEY navy blue velvet blazer
705 AUD – theoutnet.com

Topshop blazer
115 AUD – nordstrom.com

Red jacket
140 AUD – lux-fix.com

3 4 sleeve blazer
43 AUD – blackfive.com

ONLY black blazer
82 AUD – zalando.co.uk

Roland Mouret pull on skirt
3 010 AUD – boutique1.com

Vilshenko crop pants
1 890 AUD – farfetch.com

Roberto Cavalli pants
2 170 AUD – tessabit.com

Alexander McQueen circle skirt
1 270 AUD – alexandermcqueen.com

Helmut Lang leather skirt
935 AUD – shopmrsh.com

Emilio Pucci wide leg linen trousers
1 255 AUD – stylebop.com

Vilshenko cotton pants
835 AUD – net-a-porter.com

BCBGMAXAZRIA skinny pants
505 AUD – bcbg.com

Reiss floral skirt
310 AUD – reiss.com

Ted Baker black suit pants
285 AUD – tedbaker.com

Ted Baker black pencil skirt
195 AUD – johnlewis.com

Witchery lace camisole
witchery.com.au

River Island long gold sequin skirt
120 AUD – riverisland.com

Knee length skirt
22 AUD – sheinside.com

Sequin cami
28 AUD – lucluc.com

Valentino pointy toe flat
820 AUD – saksfifthavenue.com

Frye black knee high boots
545 AUD – zappos.com

Hobbs pumps
485 AUD – hobbs.com

Kurt Geiger pointed toe pumps
390 AUD – selfridges.com

Ted Baker patent leather shoes
235 AUD – tedbaker.com

Dr. Martens platform boots
160 AUD – nastygal.com

Hunter rain boots
190 AUD – hunterboots.com

Hush Puppies black mary jane
100 AUD – shoeme.ca

Golden Dreaming

Golden Dreaming

 


Rag bone short loose dress
$530 – theoutnet.com

Oneness mini dress
$50 – nelly.com

IHeart gold shirt
$74 – veryeickhoff.com

Topshop paisley top
topshop.com

Jane Norman brown shrug
$19 – janenorman.co.uk

H M drape front shirt
$13 – hm.com

Replay button jacket
$565 – nelly.com

Antonio Marras mid calf skirt
$500 – avenue32.com

Jovonna gold disco pants
$38 – vanmildert.com

Cutie sequin skirt
$27 – debenhams.com

Black and gold shorts
$23 – chiarafashion.co.uk

Giuseppe Zanotti slip on shoes
$635 – harveynichols.com

L.K.Bennett heels & pumps
$150 – lkbennett.com

Vince Camuto brown handbag
shoptheshoebox.com

Noor Fares 18k rose gold earrings
$14,080 – net-a-porter.com

Movado gold jewelry
nordstrom.com

Vince camuto jewelry
shoptheshoebox.com

Michael Kors rock earrings
couture.zappos.com

Michael kors earrings
piperlime.gap.com

Cuff bangle
windsorstore.com

Gold angel wing earrings
lorisshoes.com

Yellow gold earrings
$4.70 – newlook.com

Alexander Wang accessory
alexanderwang.com

Dancin’

Dancin'

Red dress
etsy.com

Izabel London open front cardigan
$34 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Chantal thomass
$210 – stylebop.com

Thigh high hosiery
modcloth.com

Funtasma black pumps
overstock.com

Flower earrings
modcloth.com

Corset.

My latest project has me rather excited.

Over a year ago I made a simple post about a corset-making kit I bought. Well today, I present to you the beginings of a corset made from that kit!

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Golden Joy! Cut the pieces…

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… all the pieces. Line them up…

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And magically install the busk!

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Bruise your hands installing the eyelets…

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… and take some time to recover.

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Sew it all together!

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And all of a sudden I have half a corset! Part 2 will knock your socks off soon!!

Stay inspired
😀

How to wear CRAZY PANTS!

How to wear CRAZY PANTS!

TIBI pink cami
tibi.com

Amanda Wakeley long sleeve v neck sweater
$490 – amandawakeley.com

Orla Kiely collared shirt
$410 – orlakiely.com

MICHAEL Michael Kors collared shirt
$305 – zalando.co.uk

L K Bennett white top
$91 – lkbennett.com

VILA knit top
$30 – vila.com

Gianvito Rossi suede pumps
$695 – brownsfashion.com

ASOS sandals
asos.com

Call it SPRING orange heels shoes
$46 – debenhams.com

Leather shoes
modcloth.com

Mango handbag
$83 – mango.com

Nars cosmetic
$30 – liberty.co.uk

MAC Cosmetics lips makeup
bloomingdales.com

Butter London nail polish
butterlondon.com

Relax

Relax

Pink blouse
$21 – 3suisses.fr

Topshop blazer
topshop.com

Short skirt
$49 – marksandspencer.com

Kinky Knickers lace panty
$25 – liberty.co.uk

Giuseppe Zanotti pumps
giuseppezanottidesign.com

Gold stud earrings
bodycentral.com

Lips makeup
$40 – johnlewis.com

Face makeup
eyeslipsface.com

It’s Friday Inspiration Time – With PANTS!

Fridays, like any other day of the week, are great days for being Inspired!

But hold on, I hear you say, how can one be Inspired with Pants? Aren’t the best days those where pants are not in close proximity?

Well yes, I’d agree with you. But here we’re not necessarily wearing pants; we are sewing pants.

Tomorrow is the first day of a new month, which means a new Theme as per the feedback we gave ourselves. I haven’t sewn in nearly two months, so it’s time to get back to it. I’ve got a few Pants already cut, and have dreams about more.

Today, let’s look at those dreams:

Pants of Power

Ok ok you got me… technically that’s a dream come true. But really, I LIVE in these pants. I love them so much. I’m making another pair for my mum so we can have the same pants.

But these Awesome Pants are the Inspiration for this week. Wide legged elastic waist pyjama style pants are just my thing, and in such a lovely fabric they make me comfy and happy at home, in the office, in the grocery store… wherever.

So more! More Inspiration of Wonderful Comfy Wide Legged Pants!







Clearly I’m also big on florals. I predict I’ll be wearing a lot of them this year, even if the rest of the world wore them ages ago… 😀

Stay Inspired!
xx

Mug Shots of Pencil Skirts #04: Poodle Memories

I came across this square of fabric several times while growing up. As the years passed it moved with us untill a year or two ago when I found it amongst some fabrics and curtains from the old house. Well then, I thought, I’ll have it now that I can sew.

Poodle Memories Pencil Skirt

Lo it was in my pile of things to sew when my mum was over. She smiled and touched it, remembering she bought the fabric when our family dog was a puppy to make a bed for him.

Our old dog had a long happy life and died aged 15 years some time ago! It was decided then I would name the skirt in his memory.

Poodle Memories Pencil Skirt: Back

Poodle Memories Pencil Skirt: Zip

Poodle Memories Pencil Skirt: Fabric

What a royal doggy bed it would have been. Now it’s a royal pencil skirt welcome for any new family pet to have a nap on (preferably while I’m wearing it.)!