Sunday, September 09, 2007

Vintage Schmintage

my friend lisa, whom you may or may not recall as a self proclaimed Bogan, recently went to a recording of Deal Or No Deal. sadly, she didn't get a chance to swap witticisms with andrew o'keefe, but the funny thing about this tv show caper were the rules about dress.

Strictly Smart Casual.
No Denim.
No Stripes.
Apparently stripes or loud patterns don't go across the teev waves too well. And how would a self proclaimed Bogan cope without denim I asks ya?

i was reminded about this quirk of teev land when trying to snap my latest project.
granted, my lazy pics are generally fuzzy but do the polka dots seemed especially fuzzy??
or was it the influence of a double dose of cawfee?

yup, i've moved away from the too-cute prints and pinks to some more muted fabric. i found these in a knitting/japan-o-phile shop in daylesford. the place had only just opened and the shopowner, a former textiles lecturer at r.m.i.t. informed us that these were sourced from vintage kimonos. the texture of the fabric is sturdy and lovely - how anyone could bear to cut them up for patchworking is beyond me!

considering how unplanned it was, i'm quite happy with this spontaneous project. this gift will be winging its way across the oceans to another hemisphere soon... am crossing fingers that the cat isn't out of the bag before it arrives!


yossarian said...

pwoargh! gorgeous!

did you pick up this batch of fabric recently, or was this from your first visit to that daylesford shop??

...just make sure you don't wear it to Deal Or No Deal - then again, they haven't completely bogan-proofed the show because their manifesto says nothing about big hair ;p

Jonno said...

Very talented jfox! Love the lining. Nice and original too! Where do you get the inspiration??? Wonder if they have a burly bouncer checking everyone's dress on Deal?

jfox said...

thanks yoss! > this fabric is indeed from the first visit (and also where your cushion cover originates :D )
will suggest that lisa gets a big perm when she tries again for the suitcases!

thank you jonno> erm, procrastination is my sole muse! ha, imagine if you got kicked out of DoND... i reckon it'd be a badge of honour!