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Thursday, 24 November 2011

The rise of the toys and tea in Berry

Yes. The time has come and they are all around us; Toys! All saying "Pick me, Pick me, Pick me, I'm the right present to give!"


It can be. I know it is for me. So before it all starts becoming completely crazy, I went, in good company, to Berry for a nice tea and plenty of pretty things to see.


The Tea Shop. A must see and taste in Berry.

There are a LOT of nice boutiques in Berry.

Most of the time I forgot to take pictures!

It certainly was a lovely trip, stress free and very inspiring. 
Now I'm back in my garage/studio, sewing, crafting and trying to get il all done for Christmas.
Most of the presents will be handmade this year. I can't wait to show you what I have done so far. Pictures to come soon!

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Quick Fix with Deep Gathered Pockets

A while ago, during an Op Shop trip, I had found this vintage night dress. Funny enough it was
 put in the fancy dress section; I guess the long white gown is a little ghostly.

Still, the cotton was lovely and so was the smock,

First it needed to be shortened, so cut it just above the knee. Then it needed a little touch of colours,

 and some big, deep gathered pockets:

I really like this kind of pockets. They really work well on anything ample; like A shape but also on skirt. There is a great tutorial for deep gathered pocket at  Made. Click here for the link.


A very easy transformation for a great result.