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Frocktober (day 18) October 18, 2010

Posted by Sarah in bike, blue, clothes, dress, fabric, frock, Fundraising, me, recycle, refashion, Second Hand, Thrifting, thrifty.
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Today I jumped on my trusty old bike and we headed to Glebe together to see my friend Satomi.  Satomi gave my hair a much needed trim and tidied up my somewhat unruly fringe.  It’s amazing how much better I feel now that my bangs have been tamed again, thanks Satomi!

Dress:  Op-shopped, shortened, taken in.  Total cost $4.  This dress wasn’t always so cute.  You can read more about it’s transition from cast-away tent to much beloved frock here.



If you’d like to sponsor me for my Frocktober challenge please head here to donate.  My registration number is 664999.

Frocktober (day 14) October 14, 2010

Posted by Sarah in bike, clothes, dining out, dress, fabric, frock, Frocktober, Fundraising, me, Second Hand, Thrifting, thrifty, vintage, vintage fabric.

Today it’s a beautiful 25 degrees here in Sydney!  I headed out at lunchtime to meet my Mr for lunch in the domain.  It was lovely riding my bike in the sunshine, in my dress.  It feels like it’s been a very long time since I’ve done that.  Yay for Frocks on bikes!

Dress:  Vintage, from a store on Crown St in Surry Hills.  It’s so very pretty and really comfortable.  I love this dress so!
Bike:  From Sydney Vintage Bikes, just in case you’re interested.  We have so much fun together riding about town.



If you’d like to sponsor me for my Frocktober challenge please head here to donate.  My registration number is 664999.

Frocktober day 22 October 22, 2009

Posted by Sarah in bike, clothes, dress, fabric, Frocktober, Fundraising, home made, recycle, refashion, sewing, thrifty.
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Today’s frocktober frock is an old refashion of mine.  I’m very proud of it :)

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This is my go-to dress.  I wear it at least once a week, and the style is great for cycling in (with tights of course).

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Remember, if you would like to support the Australian Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation during the month of Frocktober you can.  Click here to donate.

My registration number is 539381.  (you can put the registration number in the final page of your paypal payment).

Bike date August 28, 2009

Posted by Sarah in bike, dining out, health.
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I took the beauty to the Botanical Gardens for lunch under a tree today.P8280015

We listened to the flying foxes muttering in their sleep.

New market bag August 24, 2009

Posted by Sarah in bag, bike, fabric, home made, markets, recycle, refashion, sewing, thrifty.

A new market bag, this time in Japanese pear print.P8230031

The strap is made from the offcuts from a pair of denim jeans.


I’ve discovered that this bag works really well as a messenger bag for cycling too.  I wore it on a 20km round trip on Friday.  I had my handbag and bike lock in it and it worked a treat.


The bag is reversible – the white and gold bird print fabric was given to me by a friend that works at the sydney branch of Kvadrat.


Eveleigh Farmers’ Market March 2, 2009

Posted by Sarah in bike, dining in, food, markets, organic, vegetables.
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This Saturday saw the Eveleigh Farmers’ Market start trading for the new year.  Joh and I rose early and rode our bicycles to Redfern. We arrived around 8.15 and were pleased to see that there was a bike stand right outside the entrance to the covered marketplace.


The first stall we headed to was Yuri’s Sustainable Produce.  They had a wonderful deal where you fill your bag with anything from their tables for $8.  I decided to take a selection of their delicious fruit and vegetables.  They had some incredible looking black russian tomatoes that filled most of our bag, I couldn’t resist them!img_4478img_4479img_4477

The eggs we got from Egganic looked so good that I bought two dozen from them.


The mini capsicum from Kemps Creek Farm were so beautiful I had to take a photo of them.  We didn’t buy any capsicums, but did buy some fresh chillies, prickly pears and three bunches of ong choy (water spinach).  The ladies selling the produce propped up the capsicum box so that I could take a photo of them!  Then they all proceeded to tell me about the dangers of using prickly pears without gloves.  I must admit they are still in the refridgerator, I did get a spine in my finger as soon as I got them home.



We also brought home a piece of Berkshire free range pasture fed pork neck.  Unfortunately I didn’t get down the name of the grower, but the pork was certainly teriffic.

Joh and I headed home laden down with all kinds of goodies!


For dinner on Saturday night Joh cooked our Barramundi from Infinity Fish on the barbeque with kaffir lime leaves stuffed into its belly.  I used some of our organic yellow squash and garlic from Lettuce Deliver Organics and stir fried them with the water spinach.  A very nice meal indeed.



The Eveleigh Farmers’ Markets are held every Saturday and are well worth a visit.  I am so pleased about a weekly produce market, it’s a wonderful thing for Sydney.

Project 365 January 3, 2009

Posted by Sarah in bike, project 365.
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I’ve just joined project 365 on flickr.

I thought it would be a good way to keep myself taking photos, and hopefully it will encourage me to blog each day too!img_3057I wont post the photo here everyday unless I have something specific to say about it.  The flickr demo on the right hand side of the blog will show the most recently uploaded pictures each day, so you’ll be able to head over there and have a look anyway.