Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Weddings, parties, everything!

As usual, it's been a very busy few weeks for us at A Frock Affair. Tis the season for weddings and babies at the moment. Amongst all that has been going on, I bought a house and Kim got married! Despite all this, A Frock Affair's September 11th event is gathering momentum and we have 20 stallholders already confirmed!

More details to come, but until then we're looking forward to seeing you all on the 11th!

Amy & Kim

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Feeling Crafty #2

Do you remember the 'Useful Box' that they had on the ABC kids show, 'Playschool'?

I had one of those.


I HAVE one of those.

You know, a box of things that you can't bear to throw out - random things that will come in handy for any number of crafty related projects that may come up?

Well the other day I broke a pearl necklace, which, after losing half the pearls down the street, wasn't able to be fixed. So of course, the left over pearls were destined for the useful box. Actually, they didn't quite make it in there, because on opening the box I remembered some cute fabric off-cuts I had, and so decided on a little project to jazz up an old work blouse.

These cute little brooches were made with the aforementioned pearls and fabric, along with a safety pin, some cotton thread and a hot glue gun. They were easy-peasy to make and only required a bit of basic hand stitching and glue to pull them together. In my next post I’ll give you the instructions on how to make these gorgeous things.

In the meantime, do you follow Tracey Lau Art & Soul? Tracey is one super creative lady and her blog will keep you entertained for hours. She even has a fantastic prize giveaway at the moment, so make sure you stop by!


Piccies as promised

Some of you may remember Isobel from a few posts ago - she was our model extraordinaire for the photoshoot in Mx magazine.

Here is the article for those that missed it. Sadly my scanner can only manage black and white - the original is a very gorgeous and colourful shot (as our behind the scenes piccies show!)

Isobel decided to have a stall at our most recent Frock Affair and had some very gorgeous items up for sale (including the dress she wore for the photo shoot). She also very kindly provided us with some pics of her market stall for you to see.

If any of our other stallholders have any images from the day, we'd love to put them up on the blog, so please email me and I'll post them shortly.