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Frocktober Day 27 – A mixed up, productive day

Dear Diary,

We achieved ALOT today, even after a sleep in!

Reticulation sorted, Master J helped with the Retic and mowed the lawns, backyard tidied, pool cleaned, flower seedlings planted, weeds pulled out (thankyou sheep for taking care of most of them) and we even got some inside tidying done – the toy room looked like the Tassie Devil had been through.  A spot of sewing was achieved too, today, I made a cute outfit for Miss D and cut out a ruffle tie top for Miss G (this top reminds me of a top my Mum made for me when I was little, I loved it and wanted to recreate the love of it with my girls)

We got a spot of outback netball in just before we jumped in the pool for the first time……

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I wrote about this little dress once before, it reminds me of my sweet Grandad, the shirt is something like he used to wear, it has ducks on it, I made it into this cute little dress.  I have lots more shirts ready and waiting for me to get stuck into. You can read more about this dress here.

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Now to sit back with a glass of wine and wait for my flowers to grow, and to ponder at how lucky I am to have a healthy, happy family (well, most of us, Hubby has health issues, but that is another story and maybe an MS charity event coming up) but, right now, it is about those suffering Ovarian cancer, so help me get behind them with a small donation here

Hope you had a great weekend!

Love Kirsty xx

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Frocktober Day 18 – Watching the Whales

Dear Diary,

A pretty low key kind of day today, we stuck around the area we were situated and checked out the lighthouse and went for a stroll to see if we could spot some whales – Hubby saw them all and when he tried to show me where, they hid from me!

 

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We tried our luck over at Bunker Bay and they were swarming (do whales swarm?), a beautiful sight

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Se the whale?

They put on a show for us while we had lunch at the Beach Cafe, there were so many and all were breaching and playing around, it was magic to watch.

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I think I chose my frock well for today, very nautical!

I made this one from a vintage red blouse, I lopped off the sleeves and made a navy cotton drill skirt with a wide band and attached it to the blouse – my fab hat makes this outfit, don’t you think?

Last day today, get to see the kids tomorrow – yay!!

I hope you enjoyed your holiday with my Hubby and myself, I have been given many a pep talk by him about taking on too much etc and feel ready to go home and relax into a more stress free life and also the excitement of organising the FABULOUS FROCKTOBER LUNCHEON.

I still have many more frocks to dust off for the next few weeks so keep those donations coming

DONATE HERE

Love Kirsty xx

 

Giving a classy dress a bit of FUNK!!

I came across this dress on one of my Op Shop adventures and had to have it!!

It was my style of dress in perfect new condition for $5.99 – how could I pass that up?

BUT….it was a size 14 – two sizes too big for me, but I am always on the look out for items to upcycle so I took it, with an idea of what I was going to do to it, and was going to make it something special for a lucky lady in which it would fit ‘like a glove’

This is what I had to start with after I rummaged through my ‘clothes mountain’…. Continue reading