Saturday, July 8, 2017



How can I combine these things?

I know! 
I'll create an event that involves cake & coffee but with a THEME so I have to buy fabric and make something special for it!!!


I LOVE PLAID. You can NEVER own too many Pendleton 49er jackets in my opinion.

Plaid, Tweed, Tartan, Checks... love it.

So, stuff it....
 I organised a lunch date for me & about 20 of my lady loves with the theme being 

I was fangin to sew up Simplicity pattern 8251.  

THOSE POCKETS!!!!! (shoplifting pockets I call them)

Remind me never to sew this pattern in checks/plaid again. 
I just could NOT get the checks to line up. DROVE ME NUTS!!!

I also changed the skirt so the buttons didn't go into it and were only in the blouse.  
I made it out of el-cheapo flannel fabric from Spotlight.

I booked us into Eclectea at Brighton. 

I had been there for coffee before and it is so cute.
It is a coffee shop/ cafe / vintage antique bric-a-brac shop... EVERYTHING I LOVE!!!

One by one the dames rocked up and all had embraced the theme and looked freaking amazing and beautiful. But when so they not?
(Special shout out to Kimmy-Dee in her INCREDIBLE Ralph Lauren jacket. SWOON)

Well, the food was delicious. Even though it was 11 o'clock a lot of us opted for the all-day brekkie menu because... HALOUMI AND POACHED EGGS ON SOUR DOUGH !!  
And of course, I had to have the slice of lemon meringue pie (my favourite!) that was as big as my head and so so good.

pie, coffee and the bag I bought in the shop there

The food turnaround was pretty good considering they had a mass order all at once and the staff (especially Troy and the owner Ginny) were just so lovely and friendly.  The place has the perfect atmosphere for a catch up and it was a glorious day outside too.  
AND I BOUGHT THINGS (of course you did Vicki, of course you did)

I was also stoked to find that the big salon type window offered the PERFECT frame & lighting for photos of our damn super model stunning gal friends!

All in all it was a wonderful day.  Everyone is so busy, working and stupid adulting that it's hard to find time to stop and chillax and have a natter. So I like organising things that allow everyone to catch up at once. (and an excuse to get frocked up of course!)
These gals just fill my heart up with so much love and laughter and they are better than ANY medicine in Terry White.

Daisy the Dachshund was a huge hit too.

I highly recommend Electea for brekkie or lunch or coffee and cake.  If it is a sun shiney day sitting outside is just beautiful. And on Sundays from about 3 they have an open mic for singers and guitar players.  Awesome!!

15 Gladstone Street Brighton QLD
Originally the post office and corner store -our shop is full of gorgeous things to buy and admire, whilst enjoying organic coffee and specialty tea's, local, GF & organic, cruelty free and free range, breakfast lunch and some dinners. It's a place that takes you back in time, where you can relax and enjoy a cuppa in real china with real tea pots - all whilst taking in the view to beautiful Bramble Bay.