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Jo
Sydney, Australia
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Irene, you are an absolute font of knowlege!!! This is all really interesting, thanks for passing the info on.
Toggle Commented Jun 4, 2010 on Jackets at Three Bs
Wow Irene. What great detective work. That is really interesting. When I next have Google maps open I will make sure I go and check it out.
Toggle Commented Jun 2, 2010 on Jackets at Three Bs
Go for it!!! You never know quite what you're going to get at the end, but that is half the fun!
Toggle Commented May 31, 2010 on Simple jacket refashion at Wardrobe Refashion
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Thank you all for your lovely comments. I'm really happy with the outcome too. The end result is definitely making me look at other clothes in my wardrobe in a new light - there will be more dyeing experiments to come I'm sure!!!
Toggle Commented May 31, 2010 on Simple jacket refashion at Wardrobe Refashion
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Hi Linda, That is really interesting. This is one of the things that I really enjoy about the blogging community - the willingness to encourage others and to share information. I had no idea you could get buttons/beads to take dye. I will definitely have to try that. I have a whole stack of ugly white plastics beads that would be prime candidates, next time I'm dyeing something I will see what I can do with them. Thanks for sharing.
Toggle Commented May 31, 2010 on Jackets at Three Bs
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Well look what arrived in my mailbox last week.....PATTERNS!!! I won't have time to pull these out and play with them properly for a few weeks (ie. after assignments are completed) but in the meantime I'm enjoying seeing the piled up on my desk. I'm also enjoy reading and admiring the packets occasionaly. I love the styling, and I wish patterns still cost less the $2, 95cents in the case of McCall's 2318!!! I'm looking forward to making the top and possibly the short vest in McCall's 2318 (got to love the maxi vest!!!) I also want to make the... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2010 at Three Bs
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This jacket was bought at an op shop about 2 years ago and I think I paid $4. When it arrived in my wardrobe it was beige. I don't know why I thought that beige would suit me - it... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
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I have a bit of a thing for coats and jackets. It isn't quite of a par with my thing for bags but it is getting there. Fortunately I seem to have the happy knack of finding coats or jackets in op shops or if I do buy one they are usually a bargin. I have two recent jackets acquisitions to show you today. The first was bought on a recent op shop trip for the princely sum of $8. It is a grey wool jacket, looks like it has never been worn, and fits almost perfectly. One of my... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2010 at Three Bs
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It is cold, grey, cloudy and wet today. Just the right weather for staying inside by the fire (ours doesn't work), under a crochet blanket (isn't stitched together yet), with a cat on my lap (still working on being allowed a cat), reading a good book (mustn't read, meant to be writing assignment), drinking hot chocolate (that bit I can mange, although right now it is a cup of decaf coffee in my hands). Instead of living my dream I'm doing patchy bits of study interspersed with little bits of fun. The only bits of cosy I've had so far... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2010 at Three Bs
Thank you lovely ladies for your comments. It is great encouragement to know that others like what I come up with, and encourages me to keep trying new things. Thank you!!!
Toggle Commented May 28, 2010 on First refashion at Wardrobe Refashion
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Thanks Millie!! I agree, my job can be very non creative at times, I love coming home and having a chance to sew or do other creative things. It is also lovely to know that others would like to borrow my idea (which I borrowed!!!)...borrow away, I'd be flattered.
Toggle Commented May 26, 2010 on First refashion at Wardrobe Refashion
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That is a really lovely neckline, although I agree not quite like how it is pictured on the pattern. I hope the adjustments for the dress work out. The more I look at the pattern the more I'd like to have a go at it - might have to go see if I can hunt out a copy.
Toggle Commented May 26, 2010 on What's on the Mannequin? at Wardrobe Refashion
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Since I started my Wardrobe Refashion pledge I haven't had much time to do any refashioning, or sewing in general. I have managed to finish off a few things that were already started though. Here are two skirts, one is... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
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Since I started my Wardrobe Refashion pledge I haven't had much time to do any refashioning or sewing in general. I have managed to finish off a few things that were already started though. Here are a few skirt refashions and a from scratch skirt that I've completed recently. This was an op shop purchase back in January. It needed a good wash and lots of loose threads cut off it. The waist was also very frayed. A piece of ribbon and 10 minutes sewing later and the waist bank was fixed! So simple and quick, it got plenty of... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2010 at Three Bs
I'm a 20-something librarian and part time uni student who lives in Sydney, Australia. I've been stalking this blog for the last 6 months or so and have got so much inspiration from it. I've been considering taking a pledge,... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
Wow!! I don't know how I manage to let so much time go by between blogs. I could say that it is a sign of a busy life, yes I do have a busy life, but I'm not sure that it is that busy. I have some new things happening this month which will hopefully improve the regularity of me posting here. Earlier in the year I did a short sewing course - 2 hours a week for 8 weeks. I loved it!! I've always been a creative and crafty person but I've never had so many ideas floating around... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2010 at Three Bs
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Mar 16, 2010
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A couple of weeks ago this package turned up in my letterbox. It looks exciting doesn't it. I was wondering what it might contain. Carefully rolled up inside were some prints on fabric that I had ordered off the Internet. These ones are destined to be made into bags and cushions. Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2010 at Three Bs
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Over the past few weeks I've noticed that many of the blogs I read have had a similar theme as have many of the entries each week in Flickr Favourites. Everyone seems to be anticipating the end of Winter and start of Spring. This reflects on two things, 1) I read a lots of blogs written in the Northern Hemisphere (although I live in Australia), and 2) It has been a long and hard Winter for many people in the Northern Hemisphere. I completely understand the longing for Spring, at the end of Winter I too can't wait for those... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2010 at Three Bs
The pasta is great isn't it!!! I'm getting some ideas for a logo - I'll have to channel my inner graphic designer I think :-) I'm getting some idea for a mascot too.
Toggle Commented Feb 24, 2010 on Flickr Favourites at Three Bs
Thanks for the encourgement!! I'm hoping the plan will be a sucess, it will certianly be lots of work but should be lots of fun too.
Toggle Commented Feb 24, 2010 on Flickr Favourites at Three Bs
Thank for the encouragement!!! This plan is taking a long time to get off the ground but I'm hoping it will be very successful in the end. The people that we have talked to about it have all been very positive and giving us lots of ideas.
Toggle Commented Feb 24, 2010 on Flickr Favourites at Three Bs
I'm interested to know that the pasta can be bought at Ikea - I will have to go and hunt it down I think!!
Toggle Commented Feb 24, 2010 on Flickr Favourites at Three Bs
I know...isn't it fabulous. Would certainly make for some entertaining pasta eating.
Toggle Commented Feb 24, 2010 on Flickr Favourites at Three Bs
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A few weeks ago some colleagues and I came up with an idea. Each year our workplace runs a competition prior to Christmas called the 'Golden Rudolph' a couple of years ago this became the 'Goodwill Golden Rudolph' and the aim shifted to fundraising for charity. We thought that this year rather than trying to come up with an idea in the last few weeks and then having different teams in our workplace compete against each other to raise money for different charities we should all support one charity, raise money all year and get everyone one in our workplace... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2010 at Three Bs
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