A day out

I have been at home a lot recently.  My work contract ended and we have been renovating madly.

But I snuck away for a haircut.  I went to Sterling Apothecary in Chippendale.  It’s really fabulous.  The decor is vintage barbershop – right down to the Bakelite power points – fantastic attention to detail.  While I was there some TV types were scoping it out to use it in an ad.

Tony Vacher cut my hair – as you can see, I’m pretty pleased with it!  He is amazing.  A very understated guy of huge talent.  He masterminded the decor of the place, and is a very experienced in “precision cutting”.

You know it’s a good haircut when you wake up the next day and boing! You run your fingers through it and you are good to go!

I am experimenting with letting a little of they grey come through, as I have been dying my hair since about 1987 and I am really over it!

Then on the way home I popped in to Spotlight, had time for a quick outfit photo in the Centre Loos! I wore my Forties Jeans

Just for a look – below are a few shots. I visited Gertie’s Fabrics, to see if any new ones had been added to the range. Didn’t find any and they were a little messy!

See that stack of infant prints?  I bought some of the diamonds.

I have been sewing some toiles, testing patterns – not ready to cut into it yet.  I will keep you posted!



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!