Ah just to sleep, without these thoughts...but the angels shout, resurrecting doubts

Frock-sheet couture! Made out of an opshopped sheet by moi, using a reproduction 40's pattern. I've made 3 frocks using this pattern now, all out of sheets. Feck yeah!
Jacket-70's, opshopped, cropped by moi
Stole-Trade me
Shoes and darling little old case-Trade Me
Earrings-60's, opshopped
Sunglasses-vintage Orotons, from my darling sistercousinwifey
Hairflower-New Mexico

How adorable is this case?!

G bought me a lemon tree.
It better bloody grow hard and fast and give me lots of lemons!
Yesterday I spent a good half hour weeding the vege garden behind me (to the right)......I was rather shocked at how exhausting that was.
I must remember in future to garden with a jug of some sort of delicious cocktail to make it easier.
Who else has a vege garden, and what are you growing?!
We have spinach, broccoli, leeks and dwarf beans currently, but slugs and snails are making a fine feast of them. A saucer of beer seems to help, but I think we need a bucket.



PinkCheetahVintage said...

We have cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, onions, basil, and lavender. We also planted an apple tree, peach tree, and two pear trees. We had a lemon tree in Tampa, but sadly had to leave it :(
I wish we could plant one here, but it's too cold for any citrus.

Krista Gassib said...

Your hair is on fire! Oh a lemon tree, I do hope you have better luck with yours than I did, they got some awful bugs that I could not get rid of :( Poor tree. I bet yours will flourish and end up in many a cocktails:)

Your frock made from a sheet turned out so sweet that I bet if you closed your eyes you would for sure fall fast asleep. I'm no poet but I did feel so inclined. No veggies this year but I did fill my entire box with all kinds of flowers. It should be bursting in a few months!

Vix said...

First lets admire the sheet chic! A gorgeous frock and a sensational fabric accessorised to perfection. I need to get my arse in gear, I haven't sewn anything for a whole week, you and Curtise are putting me to shame.
Our lemon tree did no good at all, ended up being munched alive by bastard slugs.
At the moment there's just wild rocket, rhubarb and strawberries, I'm going to get some plants from the old man at the car boot this week and cheat.
I love weeding especially when I'm half cut.
Love you! xxxxxx

Sue said...

I had a case like your one but it got used to keep the boys match box cars in! No idea where it is now, very cute case! Sheet couture is the best, and I like the fur. Snails and slugs be havin a party in your garden now, you gave them beer and they found the nibbles!

Shawna McComber said...

I love the colour of your house, as it is the same colour of the house I used to have! I would love a lemon tree but they have to be grown indoors here.

pastcaring said...

Oh look at your gorgeous frock! Sheets make great dresses, don't they? I need to crack on with my next project, those flares won't make themselves!
Your hair looks quite magnificent, and yes, that little case is a sweetheart, so is that adorable jacket. Is it tricky to crop a jacket if it's lined? I have one that fits well but is too long, but I am nervous of ruining it if I chop it...
Gardening is tiring! Cocktails would definitely make it more manageable, remember that for next time! I have grown peas, beans, chillies, strawberries and courgettes, but the bloody slugs and snails were a real problem. Just flowers and herbs this year, I am a lazy arse.
Love you madly! xxxx

señora Allnut said...

your lovely red hair is perfect wearing that pretty flower, you're like sunshine!!
And so delightfully matchy outfit, love those yellow details on your frock, your tights and headpiece!, you're a matching master and love you!!
obviously, covetable sunnies and bag are also uplifting wildly my enthusiasm!!

freckleface said...

Your hair is like the best red sky at night, total delight, and as for sheet chic frocks, honestly, they are becoming one of my favourite things in the whole wide world. Obviously behind sleep, food and drink. But only just. That little case is soo cute! How lovely of G to buy you a lemon tree. Apparently when they are in bloom they give off the most wonderful scent, that's something to look forward to. We have all sorts in there now: beans, peas, leaves, potatoes, spring onions, sweet corn, cucumbers, toms, courgettes, rhubarb, strawberries, blueberries..the list goes on. Weeding...oh yes, it's hard. I like your plan! Xxxxxxxxx

Indigo Violet said...

Yes it's a gorgeous case and I have one just like it! I don't know quite what to do with it.
I also have a garden but I haven't grown any vegetables (do bean sprouts count?) for years.
Sheet couture rocks.

Renia said...

U Ciebie zawsze pięknie i ciekawie:))śliczny kuferek:))Pozdrawiam serdecznie:)))

Tami Von Zalez said...

I am hoping my winter garden finishes up before we hit 100 degree heat but no because that will happen this Thursday. Ugh.

Wish i could find some cute sheets to repurpose!

beate grigutsch said...

if i would find pretty sheets like this around here i would only sew with them!
you look like sunshine - very chic!
i just start with gardening - with herbs and some salad. don´t use beer to catch the slugs, they will smell it from far away and come all to your garden, making a party in your veggis. the only way is to go early in the morning, short before sunset or after rain around and collect them in a bucket with heavy salt water or dish soap water. after a while you will have less slugs.
wish you lots of lemons :-)

Angels have Red Hair said...

We have a lemon tree which keeps us in an abundant ... and at times over abundant ... supply of lemons. Our lime tree ... not so much.
Your sheety dress is a pure delight ;0)

Sue W @ Living the Good Life said...

Clever gal! The dress is lovely. And gardening is exhausting! We spent two days this weekend in the garden and I couldn't move the next day! You'd need a big bottle of something really strong if you saw the size of our veg garden lol!

Tilda said...

Cocktail gardening...yesssss!

Sheila said...

I am the worst gardener in the world - everything dies around me (I'm rather lax with watering, what?). Love your fur collar, and kudos on the sheet dress!

two squirrels said...

Chic sheet dresses are perfect..........you look gorgeous sweet. Oh so looking forward to seeing the others.
Sending love to you lovely lady.......off to Vintage love in Melbourne this week....eeeekkk so excited.
Love v

Carina Rosenholm said...

Great frock and outfit ! Love the cute little case .
I have big garden and have apple trees , plum trees, streawberries and herbs . In the green house we grow chilis and tomatoes.

Brooke F said...

I have such a black thumb! I kill everything. We have tried so hard and occasionally used to find an edible bean or lettuce but on the whole I think I am more a garden appreciator and should just stay away from them and let the people who know what they are doing get to it! Love your sheet couture. XXX

Ivy Black said...

Now taht is proper sheet frockery. It looks divine. Your hair is ablaze like an autumn evening and your legs are yummy. I know...I am a bleedin' poet...
Tipsy gardenin is the best. I do like to float about with a rum n coke in one hand and a trowel in the other. I do love a bit of greenfingery....we've got loads in this yearand slugs the size of puppies. Nice!

mondoagogo said...

That's a pretty sheet, but it's nicer as a dress. My mum's been growing loads of stuff in her little allotment, I've currently been enjoying fresh mint and lemon balm leaves to make tea with... but I'm looking forward to some raspberries and gooseberries from her in the summer.

peaches mcginty said...

Frock sheet couture is rocking my world! you are gorgeous! and the case is totally adorable, yes to cocktails and weeding, it is a loathsome task, I only weed the front, it's full of frightful flagging, the buggery weeds grow in between them - the back is a lush mess, the kids are growing rocket, cucumber and something else, they have the green fingers round here x x x

Carol said...

I so dig that you're making dresses from sheets - you rock!

Forest City Fashionista said...

I hope your lemon tree flourishes as it will provide some lovely garnish for those cocktails! My upstairs neighbour has dug a little vegetable garden in our backyard, so it will be interesting to see if anything grows.

Inspired by you and Vix, and your creative ways with the bedsheets, I purchased one at a thrift store and am trying to decide what to make out of it. It has a print of Pepe LePew on it ;)

What is the quote in your post title from?

Tatjana Dmitrović Drljan said...

Oh dear you look so gorgeous in this outfit as always.
We have big garden and have Cherry trees, apple trees, plum trees but don't have vegetables :(

Goody said...

If you keep an eye on the leaves for signs of critters, the lemon tree should do well. Give it some fertilizer made for flowering plants (the stuff you pour into the watering can)once in a while as well.

The dress and jacket are major sewing triumphs. You look ready to face autumn.

Anonymous said...

Yay to vege patches! Mine is empty at the moment...the english would call it lying fallow but in reality it's cause I'm lazy! Totally in awe of your sheet dress. Re your lemon tree put up against a north facin g wall i winter time to help keep it watrm in our cold winters. xxxx Shauna

Trees said...

Vintage frocks sure make some incredible frocks - why are all homewares so BORING now??? Love your outfit miss Helga and I'm afraid I've killed pretty much ever plant I've ever had. We can't really grow much living in an apartment and even if we had a back garden, I think it would be Rich's domain. Plants would tremble in fear if they knew I was responsible for their welfare!

liz said...

Josh and I put in our first "ground" garden this year--we've always done planters before. Tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, Romaine lettuce, and a whole bunch of herbs. And lots of flowers! In the words of Maude, "I like to watch things grow." ;)

p.s., the very first dress I ever made with my little hands was out of a Snoopy sheet! Good times!