Showing posts from September, 2016

A Day with Dylan

I had originally asked Dylan if he would like to come and stay at my place for a few nights in the Holidays
He was very enthusiastic, until Bridie was packing his stuff to come yesterday. He has not actually had a sleep over before, so the idea was great, just not the reality
So we started off with a day here.
He was a bit fragile as we drove off, but picked up when he spotted the ferris wheel at Docklands (knew it was the Show that he had seen last week )as we went over the Bolte Bridge, then the sights over the Westgate.
We started the day down at Altona beach that he really wanted.
As you can see it was a lovely day

 Again reality was not the same. The water was cold, the sand felt funny on his feet but I pushed on and we walked to the breakwater and he climbed the rocks and declared it was 'Awesome" and the "best day of my whole life"  

WOW Wellington

A last minute decision had me joining the Phillipa Stitchbury Support team for her entry in WOW.
This is the 2nd time I have been but in 2018 it will the event's 30th Anniversary.
Phillipa has entered many times and last year won the Aotearoa section
(link below)
Wow video Phillipa's winning design is the Black red and white dress with the red feathers collar
This year she came 3rd in the Avant Garde section

Alternate years they have children designs, or Bizarre Bra!  A really popular section
This year's winner Come fly with me.
There was a tribute exhibition to a young woman, Clare Preamble,  who has won many sections and started designing when she was six! and was the youngest overall winner at age of 18. She died in December at age 34 from Melanoma after a crowd-funded trip to Germany for experimental treatment failed. The sought-after couture and jewellery designer, known most notably for her work atWeta Workshop, crafting costumes for movies such as Prince Caspian and