Sunday, September 30, 2012

Old chairs made new... an adventure in re-upholstery!

 Recently a customer approached me about doing some re-upholstering for her...she had found these beautiful old chairs and loved the shape of them, but the worn fabric created a certain air of sadness about them...something had to be done!


She chose some fantastic fabrics: felted wool for the frames of the chairs, and amazing woven wools for the cushions....mis-matching is the new matching!
I busily went to work removing the old fabric from the chairs and cushions then drafted a new pattern.  The bulk of the frame piece was sewn first, then attached to the base of the chair with upholstery staples and stitching.  Next, I did the cushions and covered some buttons in the same fabric.  The trickiest bit was attaching cushions to the chair frame with the buttons....i'm sure there is a proper tool for this, but i just used a big sewing needle that i fashioned into the shape of a hook....It worked well! 
And the end result....I think they look amazing, and the customer was so thrilled! Yay!!



Sunday, September 23, 2012

New Camera!!

eeeeep!! santa and the birthday elf treated me to an early present....a fancy new camera!!
after a fair bit of research online, and chatting to a handsome salesman at the camera shop i decided on the nikon d5100.  
i bought it online, because i love a bargain! from a place called camera paradise (if you're anything like me you will get the song...gangsters paradise...stuck in your head every time you visit their website...its a bit annoying) i was a little worried about buying online, but these guys were great, and very fast postage!


i'm still trying to work out what all the buttons do! but it is so much fun!
also it does video...so when i get over my camera fright i am going to do some "how to" arts 'n' crafts tutorial films...fun!




this is what i wore today....as an ensemble it is not very exciting or inspired, but i thought i should get back into the swing of doing outfit pics!  
my winter was spent putting on millions of mis-matched layers in order to find warmth, so when spring rolled around i realised i had forgotten how to dress with any sort of aesthetic purpose.

denim jacket / poppet skirt / grey t / boots (i cant seem to get out o' the 90s)
and my favorite necklace from treehorn design (i sell these at heroes & villains)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Spring / Summer party pics!


Hello! Last Saturday I hosted a Spring / Summer showcase party at my shop, Heroes & Villains.  
The runway show featured the new collections by Melbourne labels Monolog, Poppet, Pretty Parcel and The Professor's Daughter.  
Here are some photos of Poppets collection!!





I will be doing a photo-shoot for the full collection soon....there are a few more great looks that I'm keeping secret till then! stay tuned....
There are lots more pictures from the party over on the Heroes & Villains facebook page...go have a look! 
A big thank you to everyone who came and helped us celebrate! it was such a wonderful day :)

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Party!!

Hello Folks!  I'm throwing a party at Heroes & Villains....and you're all invited


It's going to be super fun! There will be fancy drinks and tasty snacks and nice people everywhere :)
You'll also get first look at the new Poppet collection 
(spoiler alert...you're gonna love it!)

Saturday 8 September
2 - 5 pm (runway show at 3)
123 Scotchmer Street
Fitzroy North, Melbourne

Join the event on our FACEBOOK PAGE