Monday, March 26, 2012

New Start!

There is a lot of action here on the Rummage Style front! I'm currently starting up my new online store and this blog. I'm pretty excited about it all. My shop will be custom made dresses where the customer can choose their size and fabric and then choose from extra options that they can add; like pockets, different types of sleeves, collars, etc. Basically you can take part in the design of your dress to custom it to be exactly what you want and definitely a true one of a kind. A build your own dress! Of course all the fabrics will be vintage and recycled and you will have to wait to see the designs. Am thinking that if I can pull a big night tonight after the kids are in bed I might be able to have it all up and running by the end of the week.
So I'm busy collecting up my fabrics, confirming my patterns and trying to snap the perfect photo.....stay tuned!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

a photo post

I figured that the easiest way to let you in on what we have been up to recently was with a bunch of photos....

The view from our back windows; the extension is on its way. I know it doesn't look like much yet but it has taken a lot of work to get to this point. Shortly there will be something that resembles a building going up!

Beautiful boy!

Beautiful girl!

It was Dave's birthday recently so we celebrated with a little party at home, just the four of us.

Our recent battle to keep Scarlett out of Jonty's room. She is relentless, I am constantly watching those little legs disappearing through his doorway and then I hear the distressed screams of Jonty as she embarks on a frenzied attempt to grab every car, truck, etc laying about.

I am really busy with Rummage Style trying to get the new range up and running.

More to come soon I promise!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

on the move

Right. Been a little while I know. But, things have settled down now and life with two children has slipped into a routine that should be able to squeeze in a little time here and there for a blog post. I do like the beginning of a new year; the craziness of Christmas has settled and for me it seems that there is a chance to start afresh. Things that weren't working last year can be revised and set straight and new goals can be worked towards. I think that it is only about now, in February, that I begin to lose the excitement of the new year....I know that this does seem a little silly; a new year doesn't really mean that it will be much different from a few weeks ago in the previous year, but I have always felt the same anticipation as time ticks over and we are suddenly living in a newly numbered time in history.
So, I have plans for this year and it is going to be big. The biggest thing of all is that we are on the way with our extension. The excavator has been and for the first time we have level areas in our backyard and a nice big flat spot to put the new build. It is going to take at least the entirety of this year as we are doing it ourselves in the evenings after the kids are in bed and on the weekends. It is hard work; so far a whole lot of time spent on trying to dig holes in rock, but it does move along and I am hoping that soon we will begin progress above the ground rather than under it! I do love the manual labour, I am the builders apprentice on this, and there is something so satisfying about the idea of physically building your house yourself. There is a sense of control that I think is lost when others are employed to do it which I also think brings the most amount of stress. We have no time frame, just short term goals, slowly, slowly we will get there.
There will be lots to show you as the year goes on and I'll try to keep up with the building process and all the information that goes with that.
And while that is all happening Jonty and Scarlett will be growing and reaching milestones as they continue to bring so much fun into these days. Scarlett is on the move now, commando crawling and getting into things (mostly Jonty's things!).

A common scene when Jonty isn't looking!