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Frocktober (day 10) October 10, 2010

Posted by Sarah in clothes, dress, fabric, frock, Frocktober, Fundraising, me, Second Hand, Thrifting, thrifty, vintage.
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Today’s Frocktober photo was taken early this morning while I sipped a cup of tea in the dewy grass at the farm.  I still hadn’t had a chance to wash my face so I’m looking a little bedraggled, but at least the photo is authentic!

Dress:  Vintage – no idea where I got this one.  I’ve had it for about 6 years I think.  It’s comfortable, and a really great cut.  This one is probably my most worn dress in the wardrobe.
Cardigan:  Zara – bought in San Francisco last year while I was on holiday.

 

 

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

 

Frocktober (day 9) October 10, 2010

Posted by Sarah in blue, clothes, cotton, dress, fabric, flowers, frock, Frocktober, Fundraising, me, Second Hand, Surry Hills, vintage, vintage fabric.
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Yesterday we headed to a friend’s 30th birthday party on their families farm in south west Sydney.  It was beautiful being out of the city for the day – we had such a great time relaxing and hanging out.

Dress:  Vintage, found at Zoo Emporium in Surry Hills.  This is hands down my favourite dress.  I love the pattern on the fabric, the cut of the dress, and the length.  It’s got pockets too – a necessary requirement for any perfect summer dress I think.
Cardigan:  Hand-me-down from my friend Rosa-may.  It was handed-down to her from a friend too.  It’s my new go-to cardigan.  Big and slouchy and a perfect shade of red.  I love it!

 

 

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

Frocktober (day 7) October 7, 2010

Posted by Sarah in dining out, dress, fabric, frock, Frocktober, Fundraising, me, Second Hand, Shop, Store, Surry Hills, vintage, vintage fabric.
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I’m 1 week in to my 4 week challenge and I have a confession to make.  This photo is from last night!

I’ve been busily making soap and jam today and haven’t bothered to get my frock on.  Oops!  I am wearing a skirt though, so that kind of counts doesn’t it?  I kind of figure that since I wore two dresses yesterday I could get away with not wearing one today!

Dress:  Vintage, a gift to myself for my 30th birthday.  From Zoo Clothing in Surry Hills.

 

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

Frocktober (day 6) October 6, 2010

Posted by Sarah in apron, business, clothes, cotton, dress, fabric, frock, Frocktober, Fundraising, hand made, home made, me, recycle, Saponify, sewing, thrifty, vintage, vintage fabric.
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Today I’m wearing a little stretch cotton dress that I made last year.  Super comfortable, but quite short!  It’s a wear-with-shorts-or-leggings kind of number.

You can see right behind my behind there’s a couple of my handmade soaps.  I’m just setting up to take some product shots so they can go into the shop this afternoon.

Dress:  Handmade by me with fabric found in my Mum’s stash
Apron:  Most probably made by my Nana, given to me by Mum last time I visited home.  It’s awesome fabric, I love it!  It’s fraying on the tie at the back and is badly in need of some repairs, but I that’s part of what I love about it.  The wide waist band makes this apron so comfortable to wear.  It’s great when I’m photographing my products as it stops me getting tiny pieces of soap all over my dress.

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

Frocktober (day 4) October 4, 2010

Posted by Sarah in clothes, dress, fabric, frock, Frocktober, Fundraising, me, recycle, Second Hand, Shop, Store, Surry Hills, Thrifting, vintage.
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Today is Labour Day, so we’re enjoying a very pleasant 3 day weekend.  We just headed out for a short walk to enjoy this lovely spring day.

This dress is a vintage number I scored from a great little recycled clothing store on Crown St in Surry Hills called U-Turn.  It has a very Mad Men kind of feeling to it.  I love the cut of this dress – the waistline is just perfect.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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

Frocktober (day 1) October 1, 2010

Posted by Sarah in apron, Frocktober, Fundraising, me.
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During the month of Frocktober I’ll be frocking up in support of the fundraising initiative aiming to raise funds for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.  I’m going to be wearing a frock a day for every day in October, and posting daily pics of what dresses i’m wearing.  If you feel like sponsoring me, to help raise funds for this worthy cause, PLEASE DO!

The latest statistics across Australia are that, “one woman dies every ten hours from ovarian cancer.”

For many women with ovarian cancer, the disease is already well advanced when they are first diagnosed.

Unfortunately, there is currently no screening test for ovarian cancer. Frocktober aims to help improve the outlook for women with the disease by supporting the quest for a suitable early detection test, through fundraising for the OCRF.

Click here to donate.  My registration number is 664999

Today’s dress is one that you’ve seen before.  We’re having a friend stay tonight, so I’m tidying up the house.  Turning it from a soap and sewing factory back into a home.  All the while I’ll be wearing my rad Clean All The Things apron.  Motivation for cleaning has never been higher than when I wear this piece of hilarity.

We are family August 20, 2010

Posted by Sarah in birthday, Dad, family, friendship, holiday, love, me, mum, Mum and Dad, Parents.
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Mum and Dad were here for a short visit this week.

I absolutely love that first photo of the three of us – I almost dropped the camera right before I took this shot.

We’re a pretty funny bunch.

Mum’s laughing in the last photo too, by the way.  xx

July 8, 2010

Posted by Sarah in me, pass-it-on, Random facts.
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10 random things about me:

  1. I really like Llama’s.  I think they’re hilarious animals.  I mean really, just look at them!
  2. I laugh a lot.  Sometimes I laugh too loudly in public places.  I have a very sarcastic sense of humour.  I think it’s a New Zealand thing.
  3. I was a vegetarian for almost 10 years.  I am not a vegetarian any longer.  I now eat bacon.  Something I thought I’d never do again in my life.  Sometimes you surprise yourself.
  4. I think being a vegetarian for so long is what made me the cook I am today.  It made me understand food.  I worked as a Chef for 5 years, a Barista for two years, and now I work for myself as a Caterer.
  5. I am the youngest of five children.  My siblings are all much older than me.  The closest in age to me is my Sister Karen, who is 6 years older.  I have 3 Neices, 4 Nephews and 1 Great-Nephew.
  6. I have a thin white scar across my stomach from an operation that I had when I was a baby.  My Father and one of my Brother’s also have the same scar.  I am strangely proud of this scar, I guess it’s because it’s something that ties us together as a family.
  7. I am fair-skinned and freckled, and have Sri Lankan ancestry.  116th to be exact.  My Father was born with dark skin to light-skinned parents.  All of his 6 siblings are light-skinned.  People of that generation called this being a throwback.  I call it awesome.  I love this part of our family’s history.
  8. I love bright colours.  A pastel person I am not.  If I wear pale blue it makes me look as if I’m really sick.  I tend not to wear pale blue because of this unfortunate fact.
  9. I own 33 dresses.  At Christmas time I tried on my old school ball gowns.  They still fit, 12 years later.
  10. Last year I taught myself to make soap.  I now make and sell my soap through my website www.saponify.com.au

Thanks to Amanda from Calico and Co. for this “pass-it-on”

Edit:  Whoops, I was supposed to pass this on!  Of course, that’s why it’s called a “pass-it-on” Sarah!

Hopefully these talented ladies see this post and “pass-it-on” themselves!

Rosa-May, Ann, and Stacey