Recently we went back to my hometown to celebrate my parents 40th Wedding Anniversary. We hung out with the family and took in the local markets.
We played with matchbox toys.
Moser the dog kept an eye on the street.
Got some fruit and vegetables at the car boot markets. The markets are held underneath a shopping centre which makes it a bit dark and dingy but good for all weather.
Besides fruit, vegetables, plants and other hot food choices there are crafts, second hand boots and a pretty good array of vintage clothes. If you don’t mind a bit of a fossick about it’s well worth the look.
With winter creeping ever closer in the Northern Hemisphere wouldn’t this D.I.Y seat cover not only look adorable but give some added warmth too?
Head on over to resweater for all the details.
Recently our good friend Meg was back for a visit and we finally got to give her a present we’d picked up in Japan a gorgeous vintage kimono*
It was incredibly difficult to photograph so I ended up just taking detail shots of the patterns and the contrast of fabric between the neck band and the main body of the garment.
We picked it up while in Kyoto from this wonderful place which I am fairly certain was the shop owners garage. Each night around dusk a roller door would open up and there would be a few racks packed with vintage kimonos and belts and other apparel and an odd assortment of curios and antiques.
It was wonderfully wacky and eccentric and just one of those experiences that make travelling so worthwhile an experience.
*According to the shop owner this is not technically a kimono but rather an undergarment that would traditionally be worn above the underwear and under a formal kimono. It is 100% cotton and the neck band is a woven satin. Undergarment or not it is absolutely gorgeous and way too pretty to be covered up.
It was a big weekend of sewing and sleeping as I made some new clothes and recovered from a cold.
Vintage fabrics always an inspiration.
I’m not a huge fan of panniers (mainly because rear racks are rally hard to fit to my tiny sized bikes) but these look cool in a military industrial type way.
Found via Swiss Miss
That’s right folks the ride and Tweed Games are this Sunday. Come along for a stylish ride and a great day out.
The Tweed Outfitters Pop up shop has arrived at MC Cyclery 230 Clarence St Sydney.
A selection of op shop finds (at op shop prices) are available alongside capes and caps from Rocket Fuel, gorgeous vintage looking bikes and other pieces that will enable you and your bike to look smashing on the day.
Drop by on Saturday when we turn the pop up shop into a tailoring space and get your trousers turned into a pair of plus fours.
Don’t forget you’ll need a basket to carry your picnic with you on the day and a tie for the fastest tying competition.
Or how about a dashing leather satchel from Brooks who have also offered 2 saddles and matching grips as part of the prizes on the day.
So come on down and shop in style.
A few weeks back I shared a lovely D.I.Y showing the ladies how to make one that would be perfect for this weekend’s Sydney Tweed Ride. Now I’m sharing one for the gents that is absolutely smashing!
This D.I.Y features the most exquisite of packaging so if you need to learn how to tie your tie before the weekend’s ride why not print yourself out a copy. Head over the ever talented A Field Journal for the full instructions.
Just too cute!