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Frocktober (day 19) October 19, 2010

Posted by Sarah in clothes, dress, fabric, frock, Frocktober, Fundraising, gift, kings cross, Second Hand.
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Today I kind of failed with my self portrait photographs.  I took these photos in the park at the fountain at Kings Cross this afternoon.  There were a few local dodgy types hanging around, so I wanted to get the photos taken quick smart and not draw too much attention to myself.  I love my camera and I really don’t want someone thieving it from me!

Dress:  Gifted to me by a friend a couple of years back now.  It’s such a great light cotton dress, and the print is fabulous.  I find this dress always makes me feel a bit washed out in summer when I wear it though.  Must be my pasty British heritage coming through.  I’m hosting a frock exchange this Saturday afternoon, and I think this wee number might be added to the exchange pile.  It deserves to be worn more than a couple of times a year.  It’s such a sweet little dress.
Legs:  Leona Edminston stockings.  Great stockings, I love that the tall size is actually Tall!
Cardigan:  Bought from Gorman a couple of years back when they used to have ridiculously great sales.  I always feel like a librarian when I wear this cardigan for some reason.


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

Frocktober (day 13) October 13, 2010

Posted by Sarah in buttons, clothes, cosy, dress, fabric, frock, Frocktober, Fundraising, home made, kings cross, me, recycle, refashion, Second Hand, sewing, thrifty, wool.
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Today’s Frock is one that I made for myself last year for Frocktober.  I wear it far more often than I ever thought that I would, which is a nice surprise.  It’s super comfortable, and goes really well with my bright pink tights!

Dress:  Wool crepe, handmade by me.
Cardigan:  Ruby, NZ

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

July 2, 2010

Posted by Sarah in art, black, business, green, Hammer, home made, kings cross, Letterpress, recycle, refashion, Saponify, Second Hand, soap, vintage.

I’ve been indecisive for some time about how to brand and package my soaps for Saponify.  After much discussion with friends, customers and family I feel like I have in my head a clear idea and direction for what I want.  I want my soap to look like what they are.  Handmade.  Rustic.  Natural.  Covering them up with excessive packaging goes against what I want for Saponify and also what I want for this planet.  Yesterday I wandered into the most beautiful store called David Met Nicole.  I just wanted to stay in the store all day, poring over their collection of vintage stamps.  The store is tiny, but filled to the brim with exciting treasures.  The sales assistant was so lovely, and helped me to find just the right S for my soaps.  It’s a very old letterpress piece, I think that it was from the 1950’s but can’t be sure.

So, what do you think of the new look?  Do you love it or do you loathe it?

These little rubber stamps are teaching stamps from schools.  How great is that!  I’m going to use them on my notes to customers.  I need to find ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ stamps next.

Comments appreciated.

Baking up a storm June 29, 2010

Posted by Sarah in baking, business, butter, cookies, custom order, food, home made, kings cross, oats.

Some shots of the baking I’ve been doing this week to prepare for tomorrow’s Catering job:

Spiced Orange and Cardamon Cookies

Chocolate and Oat Cookies

Double chocolate brownies

Robot love November 9, 2009

Posted by Sarah in art, graffiti, kings cross, love, robot, street art.

Serious contender for cutest street art ever.