So yesterday I decided first thing Monday I would buy a mannequin, after trying plain backgrounds, coloured backgrounds, pretty coathangers, floral hooks and even the back of my grandmothers old wardrobe, I felt I needed something to give the clothes photos for Dear Pearl a bit more dimension so here she is, isn't she gorgeous, I have spent the day dressing her up, kind of like playing dolls for big girls. SQ has decided to name her which could prove interesting the last time she named the cat we ended up with Princess Diamante. Speaking of cats don't you love this old photo from Life Magazine. I've always wanted a black cat instead I have a ginger with serious codependency issues.
Collage Artist & Cardmaker, Collector of Pretty Vintage Frocks & Domestic Goddess Wannabe.
Mum and stepmum to four gorgeous girls, Style Queen (SQ), Rock Chic (RC) Photo Girl (PG) and Numbers Lady (NL) and nanny to three little ladies. Lives with boy, RC, two naughty dogs and stalker cat in 1950's cottage being renovated by said boy just like Noah from The Notebook.
Rather partial to opshopping, vintage haberdashery, old frocks, trashy romance novels, glass glitter, Australian ephemera, Florence Broadhurst wallpaper, vintage tickets, doilies, polka dot mixing bowls, millinery flowers, rhinestone brooches, nanna tins, salvaged sewing patterns, retro flower curtains, chenille bedspreads, chandeliers, discarded photographs, cut glass cakestands, kitchen cannisters, royal winton teasets and baking cupcakes. Perfect holiday would be travelling Australia with vintage caravan in tow and stopping at EVERY SINGLE country op shop along the way.
Welcome to my world x
get in touch
I love to make cards
with vintage ephemera
thrifted sewing patterns
and good old fashioned bling
with found letters
and party hats
ICONIC AUSTRALIAN WOMEN WHO INSPIRE ME