Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Craptacular potty celebrations!

Pat did his very first wee and poo on the potty this morning! Yay! Bodily functions! I haven't been this excited to have someone crap since I was a surgeon!!

In celebration... here is my great giveaway- get set for the longest post ever.

First of all, a holiday snap that also fulfils that 'belly shot' criterium: me wallowing in the awesome pool reading Stephenie Meyer





and also a recent shot of my grown up little boy:


And now, the STUFF!


First of all: shoes. A little strange, but that's just me. All of these are pre-worn, I love them all dearly but there is just no way I will ever get my feet back in them. Ever. again. They are mostly flats: I have problems with my feet- they're flat, broad and oddly shaped (the head of my navicular bone sticks way out like an extra anklebone), so I don't get to wear many heels.

Possibly my most favourite pair of heels ever. They are beaded all over with red satin heels. A little worse for wear (I tripped down a grating, so some of the satin is scuffed). The brand is Nat-Sui- size 41, and the widest point is 9cm across the sole.

Next, a duo of ballet flats by Sambag. They are all size 41, with the soles measuring 27cm long by 8.5 cm at the widest point. First of all, black suede moccasin-style:

and then embroidered green cord. These have a little more wear on them, around the toes, but it's nothing you notice when they're on your feet.


Ok, now

Suede lace ups by Fiona Mc Guinness. These are a size 41, sole28.5cm x 8.5 cm. Lovely in winter with opaques and a long skirt.
These are my 'corset' shoes. They look a little bondage, but on your feet look like a sweet little tie-up corset. I LOVED these shoes to death- consequently, they have lots of wear: one of the soles is very thin but you could easily glue on a new one. The leather is in top shape, though. Look great with fishnets.



Red very pointy shoes by Robert Robert, full length of the sole is 28.5cm and 8.5 wide at the very widest. I can't see the size on them, but at a guess they are 41s.

Now, clothes.
A Black Laura Ashley pure wool jacket. I used to use this for job interviews, and the like, but it's really nice- it's a 5-button affair, and is a bit 'riding jacket' style. My bust is way too big for it now.It's a size 16, fully lined, very very nice, I hate to part with it, but there's seriously no way I'll ever wear it again.
This skirt is deep chocolate brown with black jacquard flowers in a velvet/suede. The trim at the bottom is a mink velvet. It's made of a stretch material, is size 16 Mosaic (NZ)label. The unstretched waist measurement is 40cm across (80cm circumference) but it does stretch well.
This is a lovely lambswool jumper. It has a brown neck trim. The stitch changes over where the bust should be- about 10cm too high for me, so it just makes my boobs look like they're down at the navel. It's a size 4: I guess that's about a 14/16. The brand is Raiss- quite mumsy, but can look sweet too.
This is a very versatile black stretch velvet skirt I bought many year sago, and despite it being VERY stretchy, I just never wear it anymore. It's a size 12 and is in very good nick. The unstretched waist is 70cm, but, like I said, it stretches amazingly well. Because it's a a-line you won't get that tucked under the bum' look. I could still wear it today, i just forget to.

This is a skirt by NZ label Robyn Jones. It still has the plastic tag thing in the label. I bought it on sale and wore it maybe once. I have so many black skirts it's embarrassing. The skirt is black georgette/organza type stuff with a nile lily printed on the lining fabric which is dark grey. Gosh it's nice. Unlike most of the stuff here, it's not stretch- size 16, 90cm waist.

This is another skirt I love, I just never wear anymore. It's made of a black fairly sturdy fabric with a bit of stretch in it, but with this red/burgundy panel that isn't appliqued, rather it flaps over. It's really very very nice. It's getting a little tight for me, to be honest which is probably why I don't wear it as much as I could. It's by Moss- another NZ label, size 16, 90cm waist but with some stretch.

Finally, stretchy Green/brown/greyish (I think the label said 'tobacco', whatever that means) pants. Also by Mosaic, size 16. It has a roll waist so i suppose technically you'd call them yoga pants? They're made of a stretchy but fairly dressy fabric. I used to wear them constantly, but now I'm too fat.
Didn't i just make this? Umm, yes. But due to the asshattery of pattern companies, I had to guesstimate my pre-pregnancy measurements to get the pattern size, and although I measured the pattern up against an existing pregnancy tee, it just, doesn't, fit. Slightly stretchy, cross-over bodice with a back tie. Technically it's maternity wear, but i reckon you could get away with it unpreggo.

Finally, stuff stuff.

Red widewale cord, 110wide by 1.5m. I bought this to make Pat a pair of overalls, but the sheen on the pile makes it look ever so slightly pink. I kept it in case Hounsfield was a girl, but he ain't. Therefore, free to a good home.

Broadcloth printed with mushrooms. Retro. A bigger piece, l-shaped, 110cm across, 50cm of that full width, then about another 75cm of half-width.

and smaller mushrooms, 0.5mx 110wide. I've put a dollar coin to show the print size. That's about, what, probably an inch in diameter, probanbly slightly less.


Enough red yarn for me to have started but never finished a cardy. They are all from the same dyelot, about 15 balls. It's Cleckheaton "Show Off", 60% Acrylic, 40% polyester, each ball is 50g/32metres/35yards approx. The guage is 9 stitches by 13 rows to make a 10x10cm square, using 9mm/00(UK)/US13 needles. It's a slightly orangey-red, deeper than the photos show- more like the photo showing the single thread of yarn. I can knit, and this knits quickly, but I just never have the time anymore. Or the patience.

Finally, If nothing is appealing, I can make some little person clothes to your specs: maybe a hoodie:a hat

or a dress?Or anything else you have seen on this blog- let me know the date of the post...

I'll also give away my copy of 'Twilight' and "new Moon"- I can't think I'll ever re-read them and MrT is very unlikely to want them...

I'll probably also throw in a load of my other unwanted stuff i can't be bothered photographing- this whole project has taken me way longer than I ever thought at first..

The catch: well, it's very easy. Just tell me what you like and why you like it in the comments. I'll post a new gmail address for you to write to, soon, maybe tomorrow (ha ha ha, I can hear y's all laughing from here), so maybe just the somments for now.

Hope youse are all grouse!

7 Comments:

OpenID thetwinkle said...

wow - congrats paddywhack on the wee and poo!
your stuff is very lovely and i feel weird about coveting it, but i do like that robyn jones skirt... because i have moved to a state government department where people dress snappily and don't wear op-shop clothes like i do and i don't even know where snappy dressers shop. on other people's blogs perhaps?

17/12/08 02:02  
Blogger E, SS and the Little Man said...

Yay Patrick! Hope he keeps it up. Teo does well for a few days and then he regresses. Ah, it's the age, I s'pose.

All your captions for the clothes were cracking me up. You'd do well as a commentator. Perhaps for runway models? :)

I like the little green hoodie. Is that guitar material on the inside? As far as your clothes, I have no idea about Australian sizes. I'm a size 16 in America (unfortunately), but I don't know if that correlates. Perhaps you know?

17/12/08 13:38  
Blogger E, SS and the Little Man said...

Oh, and nice belly shot. That looked blissful. The caption "Beached whale" didn't describe it at all. Hope you and the hubby had fun and enjoyed the couple time.

17/12/08 13:39  
Blogger jen said...

TTM (the twinkle's mum) -SOLD!

E- I'm led to believe that australian sizes are one size down from US- that is, a 14US equals an AUS 16...

it is the guitar material on the inside- I'm not sure I have enough to re-line another hoodie, but i could see- I know the local fabric cartel isn't selling it anymore, unfrotunately.

Oh and the pool shot? I was surrounded by 16 year olds on their end-of-school break, each of them with impossibly perky boobs and a range increasingly small bikinis- nothing like that to make you feel in desperate need of Greenpeace, eh. Especially since the SI joint problems made it almost impossible to stand up from the chair without grunting, groaning and wincing!

17/12/08 14:10  
Blogger jen said...

Email me your addresses at jensgiveaway at gmail

17/12/08 14:13  
Blogger E, SS and the Little Man said...

Oh, you don't have to go to all the trouble of finding more fabric or anything like that. You already have your hands full being pregnant and having a toddler. I just thought it was a cute hoodie.

18/12/08 18:20  
Blogger jen said...

true, I do have a bit of a 'things to do' list, but I could squeeze it in somewhere.

22/12/08 02:55  

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