I clapped my hands over my ears, I resisted for two weeks, but eventually the call of the sirens penetrated my ears-drums ....
January Sales, they called in sweetest sounds,
Bargains, went their song ...
I capitulated, dear Reader, and sallied forth, tote in hand ...
My Christmas gift, orange striped tote,
looking good with the Zebra scarf from K Mart - $8!
(recently mentioned by Faux Fuchsia)
I read that Emerald Green is in the ascendancy -
never one to ignore an appealing trend,
I grabbed this silky top from Jackie Eve, $20 off that day.
Who doesn't like a bow-tie?
Then there is the silky navy chevron stripe top from Target - $14.00!!
And a blue Basque bag from Myer - 30% off, for a one-day offer.
It would be indiscreet to mention the small matter of sundry ear-rings, another scarf, cute and cheap straw clutch ....
Just in time for the current heatwave, I finished my cool floral summer shift,
made with vintage crepe fabric sourced at a Sydney Antique Centre last November.
Helpfully, a matching necklace appeared in my Christmas stocking...
This is what I am currently re-reading:
The title is a bit of a worry, but it was published nearly 20 years ago.
My fascination with sewing clearly has a long ancestry.
Women were spinning, weaving and sewing way back into pre-history.
And why the women and not the men? Well, guys like hunting ..
No, really, it is about being close to home and watching the baby, I think.
The world's oldest preserved body garment is a linen shirt from an Egyptian tomb, 3000 BC. The shoulders and sleeves are finely pleated to make it fit the form, while allowing room to move, and it is trimmed with a fringed edging. Good basic techniques are timeless, it seems.
Blogger has been a bit of a Bother to me lately.
I discovered that many of my lovely fellow bloggers and commentators had disappeared from my blog list.
It was not of my doing!
I am trying to catch and replace all the lost links, and apologise if yours was one of the ones that got away.
Really, Blogger, you can be unfathomable at times ..
I hope you have a fantastic weekend ...