There’s nothing better than receiving a bunch of hand me downs – It’s like op shopping in the comfort of your own home, but laden with more gems per capita (or shall I say per garbage bag!) because unlike the … Continue reading →
Remember Emily the Strange? Last week I inherited a vintage jumper by Emily the Strange. It was strange and I didn’t much care for the pattern with bones all over it.
I quickly realised that i much preferred to wear it inside out! So much so that I removed the pocket and buttons from the outside, and sewed them on the inside. Now, I can wear vintage Emily the Strange, inside out… or outside out, as i now see it. Thanks Emily!
Winter is well and truly here. It was only last week I was walking to work with freezing hands, not even my jacket pockets were keeping them warm! Meanwhile, unbeknownst to me, my ever amazing Mum was busily working away on her latest project, “Gloves with glam”. Being in such high demand, all of her work colleagues, coffee shop attendants, daughters and daughters in law now have a pair to help them through these cold winter mornings.
These adorable gloves certainly bring warmth to my mornings and the cute embellishments never fail to bring a smile to my face and instantly brighten my day 🙂
Do what makes you happy. To deny yourself of that is to deny who you are.
Do what makes your heart sing because it will resonate with your soul, your purpose and will raise your vibration. In turn it will raise the vibration of those around you. The ripple effect of living out your hearts desire will astound you …
So we are told. Well, We’re about to discover all this and more. This blog is the first step in a long anticipated journey of self discovery and expression through what we love most. Fashion.
As the lady herself said, “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening” Coco Chanel.
Fashion is our way of life.
Welcome, to Teapots and Toast
Where do I start? I’ve been so busy with my work that I haven’t had a chance to visit you, I’m very sorry. K has been busy keeping our blog alive and she is so, so wonderful! I feel like I’ve been glued to my Janome. And that is just for my Seamstress work!
But with my absence, my mind has been brewing beautiful ideas of things to come. My zealousness of fashion design is all that I think of. Day & night. So I’ve promised myself to go back to that place of creativity, one that I loved so much. I will let you see what unfolds!
And my newest love… Paddle boarding. This is something that I now crave! My husband and I go for long paddles along the bay, cruising over shallow reefs filled with sea turtles and fish. It’s just amazing! I can’t even describe the calm that I feel when out there…just me and the ocean. And the sunrises, oh the sunrises! I must take a pic for you all just to see what I am feeling and seeing! There is even a little community of people out there that you say “good morning” to and “how nice is this…just magic” conversation.
It also truly gives you an amazing appreciation of our oceans, the sea life and how well we are taking care of it. I pick up rubbish down at my beach now and even out in the ocean when I’m out paddling because I see the beautiful turtles and sea life that are swimming right under my feet. You come to understand the winds and the tides and become one with your environment. It inspires me and I love it. Next stop: Fiji!