Sunday, August 30, 2009

Ladies Pamper Night

Ferny Hills State School P & C Association will host the 2009 Laadies Pamper Night

WHEN: Sat September 5th

WHERE: Ferny Hills State School Hall

TIME: 7pm

COST: $10.00

Drinks and nibblies, coffee shop, mini markets, fashion show by Rockman's and Undercover Wear

Kitty Boo Boo will be here with hair clips GALORE!

I have been a busy bee the last week and have brought the stash back up to 80 pairs!

Spread the word about the Pamper Night please!
This is a fundraiser for Ferny Hills State School organised by the Parents and Community Association

Monday, August 24, 2009

Do you own 'Machinery' or 'Kitty Boo Boo' items??

Do you own a Machinery or Kitty Boo Boo garment?

Over the years, I have made at least 1500 items bearing the Machinery or Kitty Boo Boo label, but where are they?

If you own either a custom made or store bought Machinery or Kitty Boo Boo garment, accessory or hair clip I want a photo of you!

It would be appreciated if you could tell me whether the photo can be uploaded onto photo sharing sites such as my Flickr page and here on the blog etc or if you prefer that I keep the photo private.

All photos uploaded will only have your first name or your online avatar name if you prefer.

So please pull out those shirts, skirts and dresses, capes, hair clips etc and use this call out as an opportunity to dress up and take some nice photos of yourself if you don't already have any.

Note: your privacy is important to me and I will not share your email or postal address (for the free gift) with anybody.

Send your photos to:

Monday, August 17, 2009

Op Shoppin'

Last week was the first time in ages I was able to get out of the house without any obligations, chores, errands or kids.

So I decided to do a bit of op shopping and found these beauties.

Another landscape garden mug

It is like these others I found but different colourway!

I also managed to pick up these vintage laces

And Pete brought me home this little beauty!

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

First Projects ... Crazy Patchwork Quilt

Okay ... so I had been sewing for a few years but I had only made a handful of kooky clothes for myself ...

* like the electric blue velvet tutu skirt attached to a black and silver corset
* or the big sunhat I made covered in black lace and ribbon (it's a goth thing)
* the spiderweb leggings
* the purple satin swing dress

etc etc,
I think you get the picture.
Never with a pattern and always sewn by hand.

So after I bought my first machine I use to make bags. They were pretty popular with my family (you have to love your biggest fans!) and I think my sisters and mum still tote some of these around! Then I found it easier to make clothes but I missed the hand sewing so explored embroidery for a while.

First Quilt Project 2002

When I was due with Erin I decided to make a quilt. It's not very attractive but it was the first project I explored out of my depth. It was a crazy patch quilt.

I used only recycled fabrics and made the patches from old garments and linen from my childhood.

Some of the pieces are maternity clothes of my mums and some maternity clothes of mine. The backing is an old cot sheet of mine and the buttons are all vintage. The threads were also the legacy of one of Pete's great Aunts.

I was very proud of it but then it was washed in the WASHING MACHINE by a 'helpful' person and it shrunk in all the wrong places. Sad but I still have a soft spot in my heart for this little number ...

There are nine crazy patches. Each made with the same fabrics but embellished with different coloured trims and stitches. Blue, Black, Red, Green, White, Yellow, Brown, Purple and Pink.

What was your first adventurous project?

Friday, August 7, 2009

Birthday Treats ...


I have had such a busy month that there hasn't been any time to blog for the last 3 weeks!

I am going to dedicate this entry to all the delicious treats I got for my birthday

I wont scribble too much, just post the awesome pics of the FANTASTIC delights I was lucky enough to receive from my beautiful family and friends ...

Pete was in Sydney recently and knowing I am a FREAK for owls and that I love photography and independent work, he bought me this photo from a gallery ...
I L-O-V-E it so much!

My sweet sister who is awesomely talented painted this portrait of me! I also LOVE LOVE L-O-V-E it!

I received some beautiful cards ...

My friend Lucy sent me these fabulous Owlies ...

I was also given a beautiful wool blanket/wrap/pashmina, a bottle of tequila with a scorpian, some amazing perfumes, some spotlight vouchers and so much more!

My bestie over in the UK sent me a bottle of bubbles and some sweet orchids! I had a great day and fabulous party that night ... even if I don't remember a great deal of it!

And the winner is ...

Thanks to all who participated in the Birthday Giveaway!

It's so good to hear from you and know that someone is actually reading the piffle and waffle I like to type!

Now ... the winners thanks to a Random Draw (ty robot randome number generator!)

The Apple Clips - Amy

The Purple Jacket - Amanda

Thanks for entering ... keep entering all the giveaways!