Ho ho ho
The next meetup is the 15th of December so please go to http://www.meetup.com/BurdaStyle/Perth-AU/1060962/ to RSVP if you are coming. This meet is at my house and the address and directions are in the comments of meetup. I have a pool so you are welcome to bring your bathers and sneak out for a swim, extra points if its made from the bombshell pattern!
Last year we had a Christmas ornament swap which was a lot of fun so we are doing it again. Basically make an ornament, wrap it up and then we swap anonymously. Check out the following links for ideas.
And here is one from Martha Stewart, dog not included.
After the excitement of the Sewing Weekend Away, now also known as Sewing Camp, the November meet a week later was rather subdued.
Still, Sandra, Sarah W, Irene and I trotted along to Brenda’s house and had the nicest afternoon. It was positively intimate, and we had wine and nibblies.
I managed to throw together a pair of loose, drawstring, summer shorts, Irene was working on the most fabulous Harry Potter cushion and Sandra knitted (?) knat?
I’m ashamed that I didn’t see what Brenda and Sarah were working on – perhaps they’d like to blog their projects?
Brenda’s place, by the way, is furnished with some absolutely gorgeous vintage pieces. The woman has style.
Stay tuned to the Meetup site for the December meet. We’ll do the Christmas ornament swap (so start beading!) and wish each other Merry Christmas.
Usually we take January off, but that’s not set in stone. Does anyone want to host a January meet?
And – would anyone like to get together over afternoon tea to do some planning for next year? Perhaps we could go back to some dedicated workshops? Remember the knicker afternoon?
ends up on the blog!
It was a great weekend. Unlike the last one, there were no car dramas, and we had the delight of a semi-tame kangaroo hopping around peering curiously at us. The weather was gorgeous and some of us ended the weekend with a dip. Much wine was drunk and quite a lot of sewing happened. We’re talking about the next one in April-ish next year.
Here’s Zoe concentrating hard on her hand sewing.
New member Kelly might not have been expecting to be photographed…
Vanessa, on the other hand, was warned and ready for the camera.
Kate was concentrating far too hard on her pattern alterations to even look up.
Helen brought along a project that’s been waiting for some uninterrupted sewing time for quite a while.
And here is Helen’s refurbished, verge-collection footstool. There was hammering involved and some very bad language at a couple of points!
The lovely proprietors of Moondyne Convention Centre, Christine and Peter, are delighted we want to come back! They’re busy, but they’ve managed to squeeze us in between their scary corporate clients.
Come up on Friday night (8 November) after work and go home Sunday (10 November) after a couple of days of concentrated sewing. Elle will take care of the catering again, with a roster of sous chefs and kitchen fairies.
Accommodation is $50 a night (so $100 for the weekend) and all your food will be another $50, so $150 for an entire, catered weekend. It’s the best value holiday you’ll ever have, and THERE’S SEWING!
If you came along last time, you’ll know the rooms are warm and comfortable with ensuites, the views are divine, and there’s a dedicated conference room where we can set up our machines and cutting out and not have to pack it up each night.
So far seven of us have RSVPed – so if you haven’t, you need to pay, and if you want to be part of the fun, there are eight places left…
With the changes that have been happening around Burda Style Club Perth lately, there have been some mutterings and frowny faces.
No one wants anyone to feel unhappy or not included, so how about getting together, getting all our thoughts out and sorting things out?
**Update – our next sewing meet is on Sunday 20 October at Sarah W’s house. Do we want to have this discussion then or separately?
Who’d like to host? Should we include afternoon tea?
Should we think about having a president/secretary/treasurer sort of set-up with elections and so forth? Or a committee without particular roles to just manage stuff? Or something else entirely?
Do we want to do some forward planning with venues and specific topics for each meet? Do we want to book a venue and pay for it? Does anyone have any other ideas on where to meet?
Do we still want to be a Burda Style Club and use the BSC meetup site and format and so forth?
If we put forward points of view in the comments, it should be fairly clear how we want to go about this.
What a gorgeous day to visit Fleur’s house in the Hills for the September meet. The sun was shining and Fleur’s garden was bursting into bloom.
Even Dino thought it was a beautiful day.
He is smiling there.
It was lovely to meet Maxine and Brenda who came along to their first BSC Perth meet.
Here’s Brenda concentrating hard.
And Fleur working on a pair of trousers.
And Fiona caught unawares!
And Irene tackling a Colette Jasmine with a tricky bias.
Sarah W has very generously offered to host next month’s meet. See the Meetup site for details a bit closer to the date.
So, this is the first of the 3 dresses I need to sew before November. Points for productivity, Sarah! Problem is, I am not loving this fabric on me at all. The fabric came out of my stash. It is pretty. It is also very, VERY floral. I thought I would like it… but I’m not loving it as much as I hoped/expected!
I’m not sure if it’s the white base (my skin is pasty white as it is), the mustard and green (colours I never wear), or the general tone of the colours (I tend to select jewel tones as they are more flattering on me).
So, I’m contemplating my options… feeling completely undecided, so I want to know what you think!
Should I grab some RIT dye and just dye the whole thing a different colour? With blues, pinks, mustards and greens in the mix, I’d have to pick a colour which wouldn’t over-lay too terribly over each of those colours. I’m wondering whether a blue might work (though blue isn’t one of my favourit-est colours), or maybe a grey? Grey will totally change the dress… but I might wear it more than once (EVER) that way. Hrmm…
What do you think I should do?
Thanks in advance for your opinions!