Saturday, September 5, 2009

A Very Late Breakfast (at Tiffany’s)



So we’re all set for a night of glamour, frivolity and festivity. So much so I have been pondering the notion of a mint julep – only that would be unseasonal, the wrong sort of era and my friend who has tried one said I should just maintain the romance because when she tasted the drink, it inspired an “ack, ack, pluuuut” sort of reaction and a swift attraction to french bubbles.

Another friend, the lovely Sonia, is having a ‘major’ birthday and celebrating in typical style. It’s all very Audrey Hepburn and elegant black dress, George Peppard and chivalry: the kind of dress code that sets the tone for a night that sparkle-arkles.

Consequently, I have been able to get away with daytime birthday crafting. I’m pottering on the sewing machine while the kids run riot somewhere in the background. Though today they are running riot in freshly laundered underwear, and I’m thinking that scores me halfway to a Good Mum Award.

Pip’s Meet Me At Mike’s book is the go-to for birthday presents lately and I went no further than the Cute-as-a-button Vintage Clutch by Kara Smith. While I could have embraced that ‘vintage’ bit and used a fabric reminiscent of Holly Golightly’s own era, or gone for an after-five look, I’m thinking this Ink and Spindle fabric gorgeousness suits the birthday girl to a tee. That’s not to say she wouldn’t do a marvellous interpretation of New-York-socialite-except-in-Melbourne, strolling elegantly about, peering into posh jewellery stores with coffee, croissant and clutch in (possibly gloved) hand.



Happy birthday lovely lady.

18 comments:

Andi said...

Absolutely gorgeous clutch.
Tres Audrey Hepburn!!

Sherrin said...

Lovely clutch. Perfect fabric choice. Have fun tonight... Rudolf! :P

Kylie said...

That really is lovely and the fabric is one of my absolute favs! Have a fabulous time!! :) K

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

That colourway is very chic . She'll LOVE it . What am I saying ....everyone would love a bag just like that and it should go into production immediately .

Peta @ Pippiwillow said...

Nice bit o sewing there Sister! LOVE your choice of fabric too. So, you and your freshly laundered underwear have a fabulous evening and bask in the glory of a well earned Good Mum Award whilst sipping something that doesn't inspire a "ack, ack, pluuuut" sort of reaction. Cheers. Peta

One Flew Over said...

It's official...your on my birthday party guest list.

So glad the kids are in fresh nicks x

Tinniegirl said...

It's beautiful. I'd be happy to have you neglecting the children to make me birthday gifts.

Glad you're all out of the bathers today.

Leonie Guld said...

I love it!!!! I have some of that fabric here, isn't it just delicious !!!

Cath from chunkychooky said...

enjoy that feeling of empty laundry baskets and your mate is very lucky- the purse looks very "go- lightly"

Nikki Cardigan said...

You make good stuff.

Sandrine said...

This is one lucky friend you have there!Tres joli!!Funny I purchased a ink and spindle kit yesterday thinking of present basket...now I need to do it...

beck said...

Gorgeous clutch Tania, you clever little sausage! xo

Gina said...

That envelope clutch is a winner isn't it? Most of my Tinnie material went into making vintage clutches, but I've done a few in modern fabrics too. It's just a great little gift idea. Your execution is, as always, gorgeous. Hope you had a smashing time... xx G

Madeline said...

Tres chic! By my next birthday I think I need a friend or two like you, so I can get such snazzy gifts.

FWOG. A blog. By Fi and Wendy. said...

T
From someone who does a good stomping around in boots and jeans, you've truly inspired me to sleuth out that little black dress for the next occasion. Your sense of style is beyond my vocabulary.
W

muralimanohar said...

I love that print, and that colorway is awesome! It sure makes a gorgeous clutch. :D

ambette said...

That clutch is lovely! I'm such a fan of the Ink & Spindle prints. Love it!

Fern said...

I love your version of the cute as a button clutch! I just wanted to ask if you had any problems with the pattern? I made my own clutch this morning and had a really hard time with the pattern :( I don't think it came out exactly right.