Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Holidaying with Bird...

While I was away, BabyBird was never far from my mind, in fact it was on my mind constantly. But that's ok, you know why? Because I love it like it's my third child. Seriously. And when you love what you do, it's not a chore at all - even on holidays.

So, with that in mind, I dragged my mum around to so many Op Shops while in Noosa. It was fantastic, I found some great things. Tablecloths that will be reborn into shorts, doilies that will be sewn onto singlets for little girls, ties that might become belts or dog collars and for my own personal collection - old pyrex from the 60s, perhaps the first ever shapewear by Berlei (so, so cool) and an old slip that will be dyed to give it new life.

I also decided (at the very last minute), that for my friends wedding present, I would paint them a portrait of their cat, Missy. More heartfelt than some cash in a card, which was what I was going to do originally. So after a mad few days (and around 15 hours of painting), I wrapped the portrait up and delivered it to the brides mothers' house on the morning of the wedding. I was cornered by the bride at the reception, she told me she couldn't resist, unwrapped the painting and then re-wrapped it - and to not tell her husband. And she loved it. Hehe - I would have done the same!

For those of you that aren't aware, I paint pet portraits too, although not as much as I used to, because my time has to be split amoung so many different things these days. If you are interested in seeing my work, you can check it out at Redbubble.

Anyway, time for me to either clean the house, start on the orders I received while away or continue on with my tax...


  1. Oh Noosa! I miss that place so much! Sounds like you got a lot of treasures to make into lovely things! I know exactly how you feel. When I was away the other week, I couldn't stop thinking about ideas for my little shoplet either!

  2. Dionne - do you have a linky to your shop? I'd love to have a look :)

  3. wow, lovely fabric and treaures from the op shops!!

  4. That is a perfect Wedding gift, it's gorgeous.
    Nice find on the pyrex dish!

  5. I am way too excited about the Pyrex - especially the jug.