Sunday, December 30, 2012

Vogue 8511 - surprise!!

There is no doubt that Vogue 8511 has been a winner!!   It also has made it on a website.

For those in Melbourne, Australia, there's the Royal Arcade - a fantastic arcade with gorgeous shops and a visit to this arcade is a must when visiting Melbourne - well it is for me.

A while back, I made Jess Vogue 8511, post found here.  I  photographed Jess in front of the shop window of Paint'n'Powder.   Sometime ago I received an email from the daughter-in-law of the owner of this shop, who was setting up her website, and asked if she could use Jess' photo.  Of course, I said 'yes' - what a surprise and honour!!!

If you want a special perfume, and can't quite decide, they have such a variety and also their knowledge is impeccable.  They are not driven by selling a particular brand - they pick perfumes that suit the customer.  

I'm pretty chuffed that Jess' photo made it on their website.    

Friday, December 28, 2012

Where have I been?

Yes, I've been a bit absent of late - a bit busy and not much sewing.  Hopefully, I'll get my blog-mojo back and start posting, sewing and gardening again.

Well as for the garden, it has been 2 years since I've seriously done any.  Why, because I've been working, albeit part-time, I've had to keep my hands pretty clean and manicured - gardener's hands and silk fabric just don't mix.

In September, I decided to hang up my scissors, primarily due to a pending operation (still waiting), travel plans now and future, and I also missed gardening.   I love working with fabrics and loved working at Tessuti, but my other passion is the garden, and this seriously needed my attention.  With all things considered, it was the right choice to make, and yes, I still go into Tessuti and checkout new arrivals and say 'hi' to all my friends.  It has been an amazing 2 years and I loved every minute of it, meeting people, sharing tips and hints and seeing the creations that customers made.  

My travels - in October my sister and I had the chance to go back to where we were born - Annecy, France.  A beautiful village in the Haute-Savoie region of the french alps - amazing!!  and meet up with my sweet Aunt Rose and cousins - after 50 years - which was also pretty amazing.  We will definitely be back to visit and share more special moments together.

While I have the time, and before it gets hectic next year, have decided to give my garden a make-over starting from the front verge to the backyard.  So, as well as some sewing, will be posting some gardening and maybe some cooking.

Lately I have been baking my own bread - which I had done in the past.  I was so spoiled in France with their bread that I can't bring myself to paying exorbitant prices for bread with french names attached - seriously, it is only flour, water, yeast and a few grains!!!  So I've been making my own baguettes and my family love them.  Recipe to follow soon!!

I wish all my followers and friends in blogsphere, a belated season's greetings but an early wish for a very happy, healthy and creative 2013.  

For now - I'm back in the garden and finishing some UFO's.

Cheers - Evelyne!!!