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Hello lovely readers, it’s been a while hasn’t it! Well I can assure you that the Dames have not been idle since our last post. VTEC Kalgoorlie have asked us to host a 6 week sewing workshop as part of their new exciting Artlife initiative, so we have been busily sourcing our materials and preparing our patterns. Naturally vintage-inspired accessories are our theme for the workshop and the fabulous projects our students will be making include a domestic goddess gathered half-apron (with matching pot holder of course!), an eco friendly foldable shopping tote, beautiful buttons and embellishments, hand stitched fabric flowers, and a fabulous floral headband and brooch. We are rather excited, and a little bit nervous too! It’s the first workshop the Dames have hosted so wish us luck!!
If you are interested in coming along to the workshops it’s not too late, it starts this Saturday so get in quick! Check out the artlife website for more details http://artlifevtec.com/courses/sewing/
Us dames are quite partial to a wee bit of afternoon tea, so naturally we were delighted to be invited to a rather scrumptious High Tea over the Easter Weekend. There were baked treats a plenty, plates and plates of delicious dainty finger sandwhiches and cup after cup of lovely piping hot tea. Suffice to say, we were rather happily stuffed by the end of it and treated ourselves further to a well earned nap once we had rolled on home. What better way to spend Easter Sunday? I’ll let the pictures do the talking…
Left: Darling little easter themed mini carrot cupcakes. Right: The cutest tea cosy you ever did see (you can buy one just like it here).
Lolly coloured macarons made by Miss Paula. Flavours included Vanilla and Rose, Lime and Jasmine Tea, Passionfruit and Milk Chocolate and White Chocolate and Cranberry.
Left: Tasty little Lime Meringue Pie morsels. Right: Strawberry and Cream Sponge Friands… these were to die for!
These retro little beauties are known as Sponge Lillies.
Phew! What a crazy few weeks it’s been! Whilst the Dames have been pretty quiet on the bloggy front, in the real world we have as busy as two long tailed cats in a room full of rocking chairs. A new exciting business venture has been on the cards for us for some time now and over the past couple of months preparation and planning to bring our little venture to fruition have consumed most of our spare time. Sooo…. Can you guys keep a secret??? Can you really??? Ok then, Guess what? The Two Crafty Dames are going to be opening up a shop! Woooooo! A real life shop with a cash register and customers and everything! We can’t divulge too much information right now but what we can tell you is that the shop is going to be called Fossick Handmade (cute huh!) and it’s going to be jam packed full of lovely handmade art and craft from designers around Australia. Joining us on this exciting new venture is the lovely Tina Bryce, who you might remember from an earlier post, was the powerhouse behind the art2go pop up shop held in September last year. More to be revealed later!
Last weekend the Dames, along with Tina and her two delightful girls, packed up our little crafty bags and trundled off to Esperance to join in the Festival of the Wind celebrations. The Sunday markets were a great opportunity to sell our wares under the Fossick Handmade banner and although the morning started of rather dreary, by the end of the day the sun was shining, the customers were ooing over our lovely goodies and kittens were being passed around for cuddles. As well as our own designs, we tempted customers with designs from Rebecca Roth, the Strutt Sisters, Liana Kabel, Chunky Timbers, Kitty Came Home and Only Midge.
A sumptuous selection of the handmade goodies that were on offer. Button Necklaces by 76 Tilly Lane. Prints by delightful dame Paula.
Vendor’s view. Lovely customers full of lovely compliments!
Aprons, aprons, aprons! Made by delicious dame Carly.
Front: Beautiful resin jewellery by Rebecca Roth. Back: Funky necklaces from the Strutt Sisters.
Jewellery by Mallee Girl Tina Bryce. How gorgeous is the Fossick Logo!
Goodies Galore! Back: Big Button Badges by Paula Fletcher and Knitted Nanna Brooches by Kitty Came Home. Front: Knitted Bags by Mallee Girl Designs and funky jewellery by Liana Kabel.
Ziggy the leafy sea dragon thought our stall was tops!
Hello dear blog readers and a Happy New Year to You!! 2011 is already shaping up to be a very busy year for the Dames!
Unbelievably, this little Dame has been engaged for almost a year now! My how time flies! Seeing as I have been procrastinating for so long I have decided that my New Years resolution, other than the obligatory diet and exercise, is to start ‘seriously’ planning the big ‘W’. Whilst a date is yet to be set and a venue hasn’t really been discussed I am, however, very excited to announce that I have found THE DRESS, which of course is the most important thing of all right? I love my dress so much that I just had to share it with all you lovely people. Fortunately for me my sweety doesn’t read the blog so his groomly peepers won’t be seeing the dress before the ‘big day’. I purchased my dress from Timeless Vixen Vintage, a gorgeous Etsy store full to the brim with exquisite vintage delights. Do you Carly, take this dress to be your fabulous bridal frock, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love, honour, and cherish, ’til death do you part? “I DO!”
Vintage 1950′s cocktail gown. Isn’t it fabulous?
Gorgeous scalloped sweetheart neckline with even more gorgeous sage green embroidery.
Lovely from every angle!
Carly (now a redheaded bombshelle) and Paula (wearing a 1950′s party frock from Sassy Sue’s Designer Vintage Boutique) having a grand old time at the Goldfields Arts Centre for Breakfast at Tiffany’s!
Darlings! It’s been awhile but finally here are some photos from our Breakfast at Tiffany’s Frocktober Fundraiser, taken by the super talented & stylish Clair Stanton of Pictures by Clair. An absolutely fan-frockin-tabulous time was had by all, and thanks to the some 220 guests and the generous support of local businesses, we were able to raise a grand total of $5155.85 for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation!
It was fabulous to see everyone dressed to the nines, so we had a very difficult time deciding the recipients of our best-dressed prizes; Nola Wolski, Krystal-Lee Miles, John Player and Laryssa Amesbury, whose Holly Golightly costume was just parfait, down to every last detail!
After a cupcake-baking and strawberry chocolate coating marathon, we were so pleased that all our home made refreshments were all gobbled up by appreciative patrons. Our guests were delighted to receive a goodie bag stuffed full of freebies from local businesses, including a voucher valued at $55 from Lush Body & Soul. A number of lovely prizes were given out on the night, donated by our generous sponsors Angus & Robertson Kalgoorlie, Indulge Cosmetics & Fragrance, Gravity Hair Boutique, Kelly Trow Photography, Pictures by Clair, Kelly George Intimo Consultant, Paul Robson Guardian Pharmacy, Lisa Freeth Jewellery Designs, One for the Road Kalgoorlie and Sassy Sue’s Designer Vintage Boutique.
Thanks must also go out to our eager helpers, Tina, Laura and Jess Bryce, Maxine & Nadine Ennor, Adele Leahy, Clair Stanton, and to Lynda & Max Fletcher, who generously donated 5 cases of Yellowglen Pink champagne! And a huge thank you to Peta Adams from the WA Cancer Council, Mary-Lynn Mather of the Kalgoorlie Miner, Beth Richardson from the office of Tony Crook MP, Lisa van Oyen from Wowkal, Elna Wright from Arts & Culture Goldfields, Anna Presser from PaperPak and all the crew at Vissign for helping us to promote the event!
Donna Malec, Andrew Hardman and all the crew at the Goldfields Arts Centre were incredibly helpful and easy-going, and made hosting this fundraiser evening an absolute breeze. We’ve already had some special requests for our next fundraiser, including Priscilla Queen of the Desert and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. We can’t wait for next Frocktober!
As a special thank you to all our guests to Breakfast at Tiffany’s this Saturday night, the Two Crafty Dames have made up a batch of these wonderful little badges starring the infinitely beautiful Audrey Hepburn in her role as Holly Golightly! Every guest will receive one of these special pins (picked at random) in the goodie bags handed out on the night.
If you are unable to attend on the night – or just cant get enough of Audrey – why not buy your very own set of 3 Audrey pins in celebration of Frocktober? All proceeds go the the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation!
Set of 3 Audrey Pins- SOLD OUT
Until the 31st of October Hoola Hoop are getting right into the Frocktober spirit by offering very hard-to-resist specials on some of their beautiful frocks. A generous portion of sales from selected ‘Frocktober’ dresses will be donated to Ovarian Cancer Research, and 5% of sales from all full priced dresses will also be donated if you mention it’s for Frocktober. So go ahead my lovelies and buy a super cute new dress guilt free, afterall it’s for a very good cause!
Left: The Diner Dress. Right: Fifi Gizmo Dress
Left: Gina Dress. Right: Fifi Ziggy Dress
As part of FROCKTOBER, the Two Crafty Dames invite you to this special viewing on the big screen of the classic film starring Audrey Hepburn. Get all dolled up in your prettiest frock (or most dapper suit) and invite a gaggle of girls (and guys!) along for a fabulous Saturday night out, 30th October 2010.
Every guest will receive a goodie bag including a special treatment voucher worth $55 from Lush Beauty & Wellness Spa! There will also be a swag of door prizes and freebies donated by our generous sponsors, Indulge Cosmetics & Fragrance, Gravity Hair Boutique, Pictures by Clair, Kelly Trow Photography, Kelly George Intimo Consultant, Lisa Freeth Jewellery Designs and One for the Road Kalgoorlie. Don’t forget we will also have prizes for the best dressed lads and ladies, so dress to impress!
Tickets are $30p/p and seating is unreserved (just like at the cinema), so you dont have to purchase your tickets all together- just show up with your friends on the night and grab a row of seats together before the film starts! You will receive a complimentary champagne supper of cupcakes, strawberries and chocolate on arrival, doors open at 7:30 for supper and the feature will start at 8:30 sharp. Tickets available online at http://goldfieldsartscentre.com.au/theatre.htm
Frocktober is a festive fundraising initiative aiming to raise funds for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF). Through fun – and sometimes quirky – measures, Frocktober is all about:
• Increasing the public’s awareness of ovarian cancer.
• Promoting women’s health and wellbeing.
• Celebrating the great diversity of shapes, sizes and colours women come in.
If you can’t make it to the event, please consider making a donation: payments are collected securely through Paypal. Thank you!