Cast me adrift and set me to sail, just on last kiss before raising hell

Yeah, so, I managed not to get any pix of our trip down to Oamaru on the Friday, nor of what I wore, nor of the Penguin Club gig.....but I did manage to get it together on the Saturday for some useful shots!

We stayed at the motor camp in Oamaru, which was the backdrop for my Saturday packing up gear and tripping down to Dunedin outfit.

Nice car.

This is Sean our guitarist.

I took a few snaps of local art whilst the boys packed up gear...

The Penguin Club is in the Victorian Precinct of Oamaru, one of my favourite places to visit.

We stopped in at Fleur's Place, in Moeraki for a coffee break. It's quite famous.

Purple Rain, where we played in Dunedin, is a retro cafe which a space downstairs for entertainment.
It wasn't really a good set up for a band, but we made do.
The decor was bloody awesome; the religious paraphernalia especially rocking my knickers off...

A quick selfie before heading off to play

And a few pix courtesy of Purple Rain (I think) of our little gig.

We didn't set the world on fire, but we had a great time, which is what it's really all about!


I spend my cash on looking flash and grabbing your attention!

Ta dah!
La square dance frock extraordinaire!
It turned out beautifully, and I have plans, and a retro sheet stash, for more.
I'm right into this mutton dressed as lamb thing, and the world can go to hell!

Ah, that full, flouncy skirt.....the gathering drove me up the wall a little, but it's so worth it.
I have been nagging myself to do more sewing this year, but realised I have actually made about 7 or 8 frocks this year, and I do feel rather motivated.
This is a good thing, and I'd better ride that wave before the next slump!
I'm nearly finished with another frock, just doing the hand sewing, and then I think I will bust out a stripey sheet set for another square dance frock........argh....I get all excited, but the trick is to stick to one frock at a time, I have found.
I used to be terrible for cutting out several frocks at a time, then getting overwhelmed and throwing them all into a box and never finishing's all about being disciplined and focused these days, and dammit, horribly grown up about it all.
O dear!

Flower-retail, years ago
Sunglasses-Catch a Thief
Necklace-G's folks bought it back from the States for me many years ago
Earrings-gift from G
Handbag-tooled leather delight, opshopped many years ago
Shoes-Trade Me

Captain Crutches!
Shirt-made by moi
Jeans-Indonesia, I think, or maybe Thailand
(those snakey little hips do so well in Asian lands)
Nasty orthapedic shoes...who cares?!
Sunglasses-I think they were a gift from me years ago...


Ridicule is nothing to be scared of

Woohoo, our band, Flange, is on a mini "tour" this weekend!
We're going dooooown....South, that is.
We play The Penguin Club in Oamaru tonight, and Purple Rain in Dunedin tomorrow night.
Rock n bloody roll!
I'll try and post a few pix to our Facebook page.

Jacket-made by moi using a 60's pattern from Vix. (One of those patterns that made me glad for my training, as it needed some serious alterations for fit and shape)
Shoes-Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Handbag-60's, from my sistercousinwifey
Flower- a gift
Necklace-from Kristalicious

As you well know, I've developed a square dance frock obsession in the last couple of years...evolve, evolve, change is good....and I figured I better bloody start making a few...this is my first!
I used a retro sheet I got for a dollar, which was a brilliant bargain, as I didn't have the right colour ric rac and had to bite the bullet and buy some. There's a lotta fabric in these frocks and a whole lotta about testing my patience!
But I persevered, and I love it! Fits like a dream.
You'll see it in action next post!

Have splendid weekends, y'all; see you on the other side!


So unplug the jukebox and do yourself a favor

Mmmmmm, soaking up the sunshiney warmth!
The best thing about in between seasons such as Spring and Autumn is being able to wear capes.
You know, you just need a little something that's not too heavy, and a cape is just the ticket-not to mention perfectly dashing darlings!

My darling sistercousinwifey gave me this divoon 60's handbag at the very first Helgastock way back in 2011!
(Plans are currently afoot for Helgastock 2015....ho ho ho)

Frock-opshopped (it's so badly made it's hilariarse)
Cardi-opshopped, was white, dyed it yellow years ago
Cape-60's, Trade Me
Shoes-Trade Me
Bow, sunglasses and beads-from my sistercousinwifey
Peek-a-boo brassiere-retail

I scored myself a red vinyltastic 70's bag the other day-I'm so happy about it, as red is likely my favourite colour. I say likely as every colour is my favourite colour, really, only I notice I own and wear a hell of a lot of red.
Not much else to speak of this week, just a few more hangers, a slightly glittery pink belt and a purpley pink blankie!