Friday, 23 December 2011

merry christmas

thinking of christchurch.  arohanui x

girl friday 23 december

last one for the year!  thanks to my family and friends for your words of encouragement and fantastic support.  thanks to everybody who stopped by and had a look see over the last six weeks, its been great meeting the people in the neighbourhood.  i hope to start up again at the end of january so i look forward to seeing you in the new year!

embroidery hoops

this is my fabric version of a christmas wreath.  found a great embroidery book of new zealand flowers in an op-shop and tried my hand at a rata flower (top) and nz fushia (bottom).


something to wear and something to eat

and tea?

and some finds...

Friday, 16 December 2011

girl friday 16 december

just to prove there is some sunshine after the deluge we had in nelson this week

little golden book bunting

have made some very sweet bunting this week...

noddy and christmas carols

found an old 'noddy and father christmas' book in need of repair and made 8 christmas themed cards.  and have this great LP to sell for those who want some old fashion carols

christmas cake

get ready for some christmas cake eating with these vintage glass cake stands, a westminster china rose tea cup and some crown lynn cups for good measure

buttons and bows

have been making these little button and bow hair clips.  cute!

Friday, 9 December 2011

girl friday 9 december

drinks anyone?  its all about glassware at the garage this week and have been collecting these beautiful bits to share for the festive season.

seaside bunting

i made this weeks bunting from an old and neglected national library book

stitch birds

these are some of my regular handmade pieces...vintage linen bird cards and wardrobe lavender birds which are made from vintage kimono fabric and filled with dried lavender from my mum's garden.  the aim is to put them into an online shop soon, so they are available to all...

crochet christmas owls

i got inspired to make these owls this week from some forgotten op-shop crochet.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

its a map wrap

package all ready to leave the garage...have been sewing these map bags from a discarded atlas i found

Friday, 2 December 2011

the golden goose

find of the week has to be this golden typewriter in mint condition with two refill ribbons included.  it sure is time for a party.


perfection...i was very excited to receive these spirograph cards from christchurch printer andrea baker this week.  each one is hand drawn and includes a spriographed envelope.  available in hot pink as well.

the white carosel

all freshly painted and awaiting someone who wants a pony...

girl friday 2 december

yesterday was officially the first day of summer and there is definitely golden summer themes going on in the garage this week to match the yellow daisies and hot pink holly hocks coming out in the garden.  a friend sent me some cute hardly worn white and 'lemon delicious' baby clothes as well as some lovely  white 'next' newborn packs to sell on.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

good things come in small packages

these adorable 'cuddly mama' dolls, made by clever christchurch crafter mel opie, arrived at the garage this week.  each doll is unique, handmade and best of all has a secret treasure pocket in the front.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Apron of the week

has to be this gorgeous grey linen apron with the worn ribbon trim

girl friday 25 november

this week i discovered the joys of origami book decorations, jig map puzzles and came up with a crafty way of re-telling golden book stories in the form of paper bunting....i feel a paper sewing fetish is upon me...

welcome to girl friday garage

girl friday garage begins with aprons and strings