Weddings are a time for love, friendship and perfect cake

Rohan's Mum Julie married her lovely partner Chris over the weekend, hence why there has been some silence from my small internet space (except instagram, where I posted some teasers of the TWO outfits I've posted today!) 

Ro and I stayed in a Hotel the day before, and after the Wedding reception (thankyou Chris and Julie <3). It rained the day we got there, so I took these photo's in the room we stayed ( I've not got a wide angle lens, which is why I chose some interesting poses and not so great lighting) 

Please excuse the lighting

Please excuse the lighting

Normally I'd skip taking photo's of an outfit if I can't do it in natural light, but I made an exception for this outfit because I made some new pants! You can't see it very well in this particular photo, but I've used pinecone material. I also made the belt out of some leftover fake flowers I used in a previous project! 

I paired the pink Ballet Flats (Not even kidding, these are actually legit dancing shoes!) I thrifted ages ago with this outfit to match the pink of the flowers in my belt. 

Onto what I wore for the ceremony! 

I opted for this polkadot dress as it's 1) red (meaning I have lots of things to pair it with) and 2) very me in a toned down sort of way. I spent quite a bit of time choosing my outfit as I wanted to blend with the rest of the attendees, but still wanted to feel like myself (which I definitely achieved!)   

The wedding was absolutely lovely. Julie and Chris are such a beautiful couple (you know those older couples who have been together forever, and are smitten with each other? That's pretty much Julie and Chris, but they've only been married a few days) 

The service was very traditional. They held it in a beautiful old church in North Sydney, and had people from their congregations speaking during the service. 

Julie's dress was stunning. It was fitted until the top of the hips, where it flared out into a sort of 3/4 circle skirt with a small train. The lace and beed details were very intricate, and very classic. Chris scrubbed up nicely as well :P 

The reception was equally as lovely as the ceremony. It was held on the Glass Island, which is a very fancy see through ferry. 

The food served at the reception was great, but the standout food by far for me was the wedding cake. It was three tieres, and I had a slice of the chocolate tier. I kid you not, it was by far the best cake I have ever had in my entire life, and I highly doubt I'll ever have cake as exquisite again.

The cake was moist and flavoursome, but not too rich, and the icing was a perfect thickness, and not too sweet, but full of flavour. I'd rate it a 10/10 out of 10/10. 

Congratulations Julie and Chris <3 and best wishes for a long and happy marriage :) 

Flower Space Princess

shoes Man it feel good to be back on the sewing machine! I haven't sewn in so long because gigs/uni/work/life. I also made another flower crown because why not!

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This fabric has been burning a hole in my sewing box since May (or was it April?). I bought it while I was on holidays in Kiama with my family from a teeny tiny quilting shop. The pattern reminds me of the glow in the dark stickers you stick on the roof to make glow in the dark galaxies. The material I used for the bow is this ridiculous shiny organza material which I've had forever. It's a bit of a pain to sew with, but it looks so pretty.

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As with most of my skirts, my pattern is self drafted. It's a 3/4 circle skirt with a gathered trim edge. This is becoming a fairly standard pattern in my self drafted arsenal. I love the way it moves, and I love how full the gathers make the skirt.

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I've got another skirt in the works. It's unlike the skirts I've sewn before, which is fun. I'll have to finish it this evening so I can wear it tomorrow :3 (This may or may not b the start of a sewing binge...)

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Disney Florals

IMG_0726 I rediscovered a pair of my favourite shoes this week. You may be wondering how I misplaced them seeing as they're super cute, quite large, and have a bright dusty rose pattern on them. About 6 months ago my Dad decided to "Organise" my shoes, which involved putting a bunch in boxes against my will (there was a period when I was removing the boxes/he was putting them back every other day). Anyway, eventually this silent argument wore me down, and I gave up, hence why I haven't worn these shoes in forever.

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This is the outfit I wore to Uni on Wednesday. I had one prerogative when I put this outfit together, and that was to stay warm, which I managed to do. I'm really not enjoying the icy temperatures  that Australia is experiencing at the moment. It's really cold, and getting colder, and I'm just not dealing all that well with it.

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One last thing! If you're in the Newcastle Area tomorrow evening, my band Vanishing Shapes has a gig! (This is the first gig we've played all month) We're playing at Church of Groove with Bud Petal, who are a pretty sweet folk band. If this sounds like something that would take your fancy, you can find out more deets on the facebook event page.

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TIMBURRRRRRRRR

wpid-20150124_180527.jpg I'm going to keep this one super short for two reasons: 1) I didn't get dresses until 3pm and 2) Shoddy phone photos because I didn't have time to shoot properly before leaving the house (so I got dad to man my phone camera after we went out for dinner this evening)

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As a celebration of the last Saturday of my holidays I hit the sewing machine and created these wooden shorts. They took me about 4 hours to sew, and I got them finished just in time for this evenings activities.

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The evening started with dinner with my parents, and ended with iceskating with a small group of friends. (It was super fun to catch up with everyone, especially seeing as I've been super hermit.)

As far as the shorts go, I'm really enjoying the heart pockets, and I think I'll be sewing them onto things more frequently!

Gingham fairy princess: shorts edition

image I had a bit of a sewing binge this weekend. I ended up sewing a skirts,  a dress (both of which you will see in the coming days)  and these shorts.

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I've had this fabric in my sewing box for ages. I think my mum might have bought it for me about 4 or 5 years ago when I was experimenting with sewing.

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I've actively been making an effort to try and use up all of the material which I've been hoarding (because I obviously don't have enough clothes :p ha ha).

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Unfortunately, I didn't use all of the green gingham for this project. It takes about 3/4 of a meter of material to make high waisted shorts, and I have about 2 meters of material left over.

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Maybe I'll try my hand at making some sort of shirt...