Book Week Sewing – Finn the Human Costume

Ned Kelly Costume and Finn the Human Costume
We love book week at our school.  Some people go all out. Here’s what we came up with.

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Alex dressed as Bushranger Ned Kelly and Noah is dressed as Finn the Human from Adventure time (one of their favourite cartoons).

Noah is hard to please at times, but he was happy with this, and the reaction he got from his classmates.

Alex made his gun and did the painting himself.  I helped with the body armor which is under the my trench coat.

I made Noah’s hat and backback and all the info on how to do that is here.  (The only differences were that I used polarfleece, not felt in a double layer as I wanted the face hole to be stable).

I love an easy costume using stuff from around the house don’t you?

Gotta run as we need to urgently go to the mall and get more caps for Noah’s cap gun – love school holidays!


Thrift Life and What I bought at the Fifties Fair

Thrift Life

The gorgeous Astred over at Design Cherry is starting a new regular “semi regular” feature called “Thrift Life” which involves boasting about Op Shop or Thrift Store finds – I said I’d join up, you are invited to join in too!

She is a graphic designer, that lovely banner and button are her work.  Her blog is a visual treat, her home amazing and her colourful friends are like exotic birds.

Do go and check out Astred‘s fabulous blog and I hope you join in the fun!

Fifties Fair Shopping

So to kick off my contribution to Thrift Life – here’s what I bought this year at the fifties fair.

I was quite restrained this year while shopping . The fact that the prices were astronomical did help.

The pick of the day had to be these glasses. I plan to them made into reading glasses. You can’t have too many pairs!

This male Calypso dancer figure was cheap. He should be on a frame, and have a female partner, but he didn’t so he was just $20.   He’s hanging out in the hallway.

Finally, I couldn’t resist this sweet tablecloth.  I love the colour palette and strawberries – I think it needs to be reincarnated as a skirt, I know, another one.

Other business – Wardrobe renovations

My husband had some time off this week so we went to Ikea and are in the process of installing new wardrobes. Very exciting as the old ones were original from 1971 – damp, dark staring to fall apart and woefully inadequate for our (my) wardrobe.

I salvaged the vintage door handles and I hope that we can reuse them on the new white Ikea doors.

We will do the kids rooms too – when we get time.  Meanwhile – there are doors and parts stacked in the hallway – that’s nothing compared to the six months we had with a un-assembled kitchen taking up half the room – piece of cake;)