professional shots

I was so happy to be able to purchase these photos from a live and studio scene. It really brings the clothing to life, the photographer is Nicholas Goodridge from nickreative.WendiTrulson-1 WendiTrulson-5


to be featured @ the ekka

A couple of posts ago I had mentioned that I had been invited to contribute to the  RNA Brisbane Exhibition’s Agricultural Pavilion – Gardens Platform  Horti-Couture
Wearing your Garden catwalk parade at the Ekka ( Brisbane’s Show / Agricultural Fair )

Well I have ….. and the first parade is on at lunchtime Saturday 9th then Wednesday 13th then again on Saturday 16th.

I have made a dress from a deconstructed wool polo ( a skill well taught by India Flint and the Shape Shifter workshop), a pinafore from a man’s shirt and wool leggings with a linen skirt. I do hope that Bettina can send me some photos of the models… but here is a sneak preview

last minute bundles

Zest Fest is on Sunday and not only do I help organize the Festival I have a stall as well !!!! ( I think I must be mad some days )

I had purchased a pair of woolen leggings ( long johns or thermals) to dye for me to wear with my shape shifter coat. My friend at Cossack Design sometimes boils her bundles twice, ( boils cools down overnight and then boiled again) I knew that I wanted the leggings to be dark so I tried it and wow …. the result nice and chocolatey. I had two cotton tops to renew and they got a dip into iron water and wrapped around iron rods with Japanese Maple for one and Large Euc leaves for the other and I am very happy with them. The Shape Shifter coat has had some stitching and I shorted it at the shoulders worked a treat. So I’m set and ready to go … just got to pack !!

Triffid Tomatoes

On my lead up to Zest Fest, Open Studio and Shape Shifter with India I have neglected our vege patch…… lucky for me tomatoes are like Triffids I picked 1.3 kg of  red and yellow and pear and round Tomatoes !!! The orchard is also over flowing at this time of year thus the name Zest Fest for our community festival ….. we have Seville Orange, Blood Orange, Mandarins and Limes at the moment ( no scurvy in this house)




my coat

I have worn this a couple of times it needs tweaking here and there ….. I am not totally happy with the colour….. bit too yellow any ideas on how to change that with out iron ? had thought a bath of brown onion skins might do it ?

day three the bundle…

Well I bounced back after that lovely hot wheat bag and a back rub from the loving hand of my Sister. The group even noted the vigor back in my aura. So it was back to the stitching, India helped with the secret pocket placement.P1040471

We finished our stitching and bundled our shifts / coats  their was much umming and ahhing, helping hands to roll and tie and two nice big pots to drop our bundles into . Then they have to cook !!!!!



This is  an op shop number which has seen better days I had already cut off the cuffs and waist ribbing it was a polo which I then slit up the front. It was destined for the dye pot at home but when I knew that I would be attending the Shape Shifter workshop I put it aside.

So to-day it has to be stitched together, I have some silk embilshments and mending work ahead so drop those shoulders Wendi !!!