58699 https://www.collette.co.nz Original, funky, contemporary and abstract Paintings by New Zealand artist Collette Renee Fergus. en-nz Collette-Contemporary Artist 30 NZ Artists Calendar 2021 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/874103 2021 sees Collette's art represented in the New Zealand Artists Calendar............ 035, 24 Aug 2020 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/874103 Bras for the Cause, my new colouring book https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/827472 Helping fund raise for breast cancer research, my latest colouring book is full of bras to colour and is a fun way to relax and destress while knowing you too are donating to this worthy cause...... 016, 14 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/827472 Freeing Children from Brick Kilns slavery in Pakistan https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/793382 I like to do a bit for charity where I can and this one where I can help Free Pakistani families from debt slavery .......click on the image to read about the exhibition and how you can help too 025, 17 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/793382 100 Dresses Art Exhibition https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/787052 Its finally happening, Ive talked about it like..... forever! Check out the details below 017, 27 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/787052 The Pineapple Wedding Cake https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/779581 I want to share with you the process of creating this cake for the most amazing couples wedding day. read on ............ 010, 4 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/779581 One Size Fits All Exhibition & Competition 2018 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/772628 The One Size Fits All Show 2018 is all set to go, so get out your brushes, canvas, cameras etc etc and get creating......info below 003, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/772628 The Painter is Back! https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/764625 What am I up to these days with the painting side of my life? Read on to find out.... 044, 2 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/764625 Mens Shirt Reashion https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/713664 This is a tutorial on how to turn a men's business shirt into a fabulous cold shoulder woman's top 001, 7 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/713664 The Secret Santa Paper Doll Colouring Book https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/707964 For that hard to buy gift for your workmates or friends! This is Santa as you have never seen him before. 048, 20 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/707964 A $5 Dress Refashion https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/653644 Take one simple op dress and turn it into something fabulous, tutorial included...... 001, 1 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/653644 Another retro upcycled Swing Dress https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/642396 So easy and so fun, a simple skater style dress turned into a lovely vintage style swing dress, here's how I did it...... 042, 15 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/642396 Retro Vintage Inpired Apron by Collette https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/622379 This is the apron I drafted for a commission, so pleased with the mock up, I kept it for my own apron........ 027, 28 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/622379 Cardigan Clips vs Necklaces https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/606899 As I like to wear cardigans with my vintage dresses I've started finding I prefer cardigan clips to necklaces all of a sudden, so of course I had to make my own collection! 016, 12 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/606899 It's coming up Daisies! https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/603697 I had an issue, I had found some gorgeous little daisy earrings, but I had nothing to wear with them, how did I fix it? Made a dress to match them of course......... 013, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/603697 2 Dresses and a Shrug - Retro Restyled https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/600571 Restyles are one of my favourite things to do and these three projects worked so well I thought I'd share them with you...... 011, 10 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/600571 Ladies... how to wear a neck-tie! https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/592579 What to do with that stash of mens neck ties, a tshirt makeover of course.... 004, 24 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/592579 How to use one pattern different ways https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/590672 I make a lot of my dresses from one pattern but how to make them look different......read on 002, 6 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/590672 The Walkaway Dress - Collette's version! https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/589912 Another 1950s dress, this one is called the Walkaway because........... 052, 27 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/589912 Christmas Dress time again! https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/588922 Every year I try to create a new dress for Christmas, this is my 2014 effort........ 051, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/588922 1950s style Newspaper Skirt with extras! https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/584536 Whats not to like about an outfit that looks like its made out of newspaper? There was only 2.5m of this fabric available so what to make.....read on 046, 15 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/584536 The Princes Gate Hotel, my Rotovegas retreat https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/580659 Just one night and I'm in love with this grand old hotel....check out the pics and my review 043, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/580659 Powder Blue Dress, for summer days and nights https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/577755 Another creation using my favourite pattern and some bargain material, but it too looks quite different! The velvet bows were more expensive then the rest of the dress, go figure......... 041, 6 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/577755 Crop Jacket Makeover https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/571296 An old denim jacket gets a rockabilly makeover, now it's worth wearing....... Read on about how to do it..... 035, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/571296 The $4.00 Grey Swing Dress https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/563281 A piece of fabric from an op for $4.00 has become an elegant retro swing dress for winter. How can you not love the stylish finish eith a bargain price tag? 029, 14 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/563281 Vintage Suitcase Makeover https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/561740 This battered old case got a new lease of life with a little help from my skills and talents! My only regret is not taking a before photo! 028, 7 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/561740 Upcycled Barrel into a Retro Toy Bin https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/560538 My hubby found this old barrel and brought it home for me to up cycle, I saw the potential for a retro style toy bin with an anchor motif...a tutorial on how to do it yourself 027, 1 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/560538 And now a Baby Ball for Korbyn https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/559464 Korbyns learning new skills so of course i have to make him some useful toys, this week its a soft ball in gorgeous blues, this tutorial includes a pattern as well so you can print it off and make your own...... 026, 24 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/559464 Homemade soft toy for Korbyn https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/558233 I love making unique toys, some might call them ugly and thats ok, I think they're cute ugly, This one is for my grand baby.......... 025, 15 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/558233 Lace Vintage Dress for winter Dress-ups, made for under $20! https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/555667 Ok so its not warm but with a nice fluffy fur or the cardigan from last week, this new dress is one Im going to wear this winter! I made it from corded guipure lace I was given a while back...... 022, 26 May 2014 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/555667 Sweater into a cute Cardi refashion https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/554745 Easy change, a plain sweater into an embellished cardigan, just in time for winter, read on on how to do this...... 021, 19 May 2014 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/554745 Skater dress to Swing dress Refashion https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/546003 An ordinary skater dress becomes a more sophisticated swing dress but still staying pretty! A refashion tutorial for those short skater dresses when you want a swing dress for the vintage lovers..... 018, 28 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/546003 The heart Shirt revamp https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/543987 Take a tired old ordinary sleeveless shirt and turn it into something a bit more funky with a heart cut-out and a whole heap of lace! Read on .... 016, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/543987 Lighthouse Lamp Upcycle https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/542241 This week I finished a lamp upcycle project for my grandsons room. An ordinary old lamp into a cool beach style lamp complete with rope and starfish! Read on how to do it yourself...... 015, 7 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/542241 Caricatures, my little hobby on the side...... https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/541060 Im having a play with caricatures its a fun way to get that little bit of creativity still happening in my life and this week Ive focused on Miley Cyrus, a colourful character at the best of times........... 014, 31 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/541060 A Retro Picnic Basket, an upcycling project https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/539787 An old picnic basket gets a new lease of life with a retro colour and some new dinnerware, now all I need is the perfect blanket a bottle of wine and some tasty treats........... 013, 24 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/539787 Natural Dyes for Vintage Fabric colours https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/537469 I had a play around with some common things from the garden and kitchen to create fabric dyes and this is what i came up with........ 011, 10 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/537469 'Taking care of Business' 1950's Day Dress https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/535609 This mens business shirt refashion is probably one of my favourite revamps so far. Have a look and let me know what you think...... 010, 3 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/535609 Op Shopping, its all about knowing how! https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/533382 Recycling and refashioning means knowing your way around secondhand s to find those unwanted treasures you can upcycle and give a new lease of life, here are my finds this week........ 009, 24 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/533382 How to make a Crinoline Petticoat https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/532480 1950's Swing dresses look so much better with big fluffy petticoats and although I have a few I thought I'd give it a go to make my own, here's how I did it.... 008, 17 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/532480 Miss Retro Motorama 2014 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/530160 Not one to brag, well ok i have to brag, I won Miss Retro Motorama 2014 so heres the photos for you....... 007, 9 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/530160 Recap for the 52 Project and Whats New? https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/529721 A new look, a new name and a look at 2013 and the 52 project, 52 cafes and 52 handmade things, did I do it well read on.... 006, 6 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/529721 Week 52, Scotts Epicurean and and a necklace design https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/523378 Scotts Epicurean was a save til last cafe as I knew it was good and I made pretty necklace with the idea of creating something new and innovative from it....but that's going to be next years news! 052, 28 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/523378 Week 51 Cafe Rebo and another pretty dress https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/523377 Cafe Rebo at the casino was the next port of call on Boxing day and I made another dress for my summer holidays!........... 052, 27 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/523377 Week 50, Yakos and a pacifier clip https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/523376 A disappointing cafe experience and a useful item for the new baby 052, 26 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/523376 Week 49 Cafe Strata and Mary Lou https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/523374 Balloons cafe at the Anglesea clinics cafe and a re-make of a painting id donated to charity........ 052, 23 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/523374 Week 48, The Talisman and some 'ahem' personal items! https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/523373 A trip to Waihi meant a cafe stop at some stage and with a young breast-feeding mum a need for some breast-feeding pads as an emergency overnight creation! ......read on 052, 22 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/523373 Week 47, Mavis & Co and a Christmas idea https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/523235 Mavis & Co in Hamilton East is my new favourite cafe, and just for Christmas a craft idea for the dining table..... 051, 20 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/523235 Week 46 Cafe 547 and a shabby chic green flower https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/522483 A place i used to know and a shabby chic rose for a change! Read on.... 051, 16 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/522483 Week 45, Scooters Cafe and a tissue box cover https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/522482 Scooters cafe by the lake reviwed and a start on making things for the nursery....read on 050, 14 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/522482 Week 44 The Hospital Memento and my new Dress https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/522156 The new baby has arrived and I made a pretty dress for under $15..... 050, 13 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/522156 Week 43, Rocket Cafe in Hamilton East & a pretty baby headband https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/519006 Rocket is another franchise brand but i think they have a good thing going, and yes another repeat made item, but this time you get to see the beautiful baby wearing it!........ 048, 27 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/519006 Week 42, A Coffee i couldnt finish and another Hair flower! https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/519002 Really disappointed in this weeks coffee at Smith & McKenzie Chartwell. I also made another hair flower, i know a bit repetitive but hey I needed it ok!....... 048, 26 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/519002 Week 41, The verandah and an upcycled piece of knitwear https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/519001 I love upcycling, and this was a fun prjec for something that was never gonig to be worn as it was! The cafe this time was The Verandah, a very busy cafe at the Hamilton Lake..... 048, 25 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/519001 Week 40, LK Coffee Hub and a cute little romper suit for Korbyn https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/519000 LK Coffeehub in Hamilton East and a cute little newborn sailor suit, click on the link to read more........ 048, 24 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/519000 Week 39 The Firepot Cafe and another pin cushion https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/518999 Opps one would think Im obsessed with pincushions, but seriously this one is the last! I also visited Gordonton's fabulous Firepot Cafe....click on link to read more 047, 23 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/518999 Week 38 The Coffee Club base and a hair flower for me! https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/518820 My least favourite experience in this coffee review so far and i made a pretty hair flower to go with one of my skirts......click on link to read more 047, 21 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/518820 Week 37 Milk & Honey and a 21st Gift idea https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/518684 Finally I made it to the highest cafe in Hamilton and I created a 21st gift that is the decades flower equivalent for party people.......click on the link to read more 047, 18 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/518684 Week 36, Grey Street Kitchen and a baby headband https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/513031 Hamilton East again this week and the Grey Street Kitchen where i have been before this 52 week challenge, and a pretty baby headband for my daughters friends little girl......read on 046, 10 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/513031 Week 35, Metropolis and a different pincushion https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/507097 Metropolis is on Victoria St in the heart of the coffee and cafe district and its been here a long time. It recently changed hands so I thought I should pop along and have a look. The craft project this week was a mini pincushion for my sewing machine,so highly functional, read on to see what it was all about...... 044, 28 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/507097 Theobroma Chocolate Lounge and a fix up job https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/505711 Hot chocolate this week, but when you go to a chocolate lounge you really should drink that I think! And a fix it job on something i made 20 years ago.......read on 043, 20 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/505711 Beads of Courage Charity Art Auction https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/504386 Support a good cause, go along to this event on Thursday 7th November, 5.30pm Artworks can be viewed at Creative Waikato from 4th November Creative Waikato, 131 Alexandra St, Hamilton $25 pp (includes drinks, nibbles & entertainment) TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM: WSA, Level 1, 120 Victoria St, Hamilton | wsa@wsa.org.nz OR Sharon (07) 827 9179 | srobertson@childcancer.org.nz I have donated my painting "Opps Oh My" 042, 14 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/504386 Week 33, Cafe BBs and a cute little Owl Brooch https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/504363 The cafe this week was Cafe BBs at Dressmart Te Awa, The Base. I thought I should trial there due to out of town visitors likely to want to know what that one was like, and my craft item is a felt Owl brooch...... 041, 7 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/504363 Week 32 Juekbox Cafe and an Exploding Box https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/504362 Ive visited Jukebox cafe before but not for coffee, and the item i made was an extra special version of a greeting card....read on 040, 30 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/504362 Week 31, Dora's and a wheat pack https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/501146 Been meaning to go to Dora's and this week i made a wheat pack for my pregnant daughter.....all those aches and pains from pregnancy taken care of. Read on.......... 038, 16 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/501146 Week 30, baby shower invites and a visit to Cinnamon https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/498948 Cinnamon cafe in burbs and my daughter has a baby shower so we got creative on the invites! Read on....... 037, 9 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/498948 A riverside cafe and some more wine! https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/498947 Huntley was on the radar fr the cafe stop and a huge crop of feijoa meant more wine making, read on.... 035, 25 Aug 2013 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/498947 Week 28 Joes Garage and a redo of an Apron https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/495052 Joes Garage, not what i expected and an apron gets a makeover....just because I can.....read on 033, 11 Aug 2013 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/495052 Week 27, Hydro Majestic and a strip of bunting...... https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/495050 One of the best cafes in Hamilton and something for my soon to arrive grandson.....read on 032, 5 Aug 2013 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/495050 Week 26, Urge for coffee and a pincushion https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/495047 Urge Cafe is a cute little place in the CBD Hamilton, and I made a funny little hat pin cushion as a gift....read on 031, 29 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/495047 Art Cruises https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/492991 Not part of the 52 project but something I wanted to share with my fellow artists....... 030, 26 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/492991 Week 25, Napier and an Ugly Soft Toy! https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/492331 A trip to the Hawkes Bay showed a 10/10 cafe and an ugly toy was a hit.... 030, 21 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/492331 Machina and a baby bib https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/490653 Buzzing cafe and the first handmade baby thing for my expected grandson.......... 028, 8 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/490653 Week 23 another Jam Cafe and some hair thingies https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/484952 Jam has a new venue so I had to visit of course and some new hair accessories just for me!..... 025, 16 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/484952 Week 22, Bulls has a goose and some more shoe clips https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/484951 A stop over in a small town and the cafe that stands out from the crowd plus more shoe clips..... 024, 14 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/484951 Week 21 Express Cafe and some shoe clips https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/484950 Still palmy and some pretty shoe clips..... 024, 12 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/484950 Week 19 Red wine and Palmerston North https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/482707 More wine making and a trip to Palmy means more cafes to compare........ 023, 3 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/482707 Week 20, Still Palmy and another pencil skirt https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/482717 Love my new pencil skirt; and a cafe that was a bit disappointing :-( .......... 023, 3 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/482717 Week 18, a polka dot skirt and Iguana https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/480579 Another burst of colour and a visit to a restaurant I like but for coffee this time! Read on....... 021, 19 May 2013 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/480579 Week 17, Hazel Hayes and an upcycled outfit https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/480578 Oh no I'm behind again, but here's week 17 and I will catch up again soon! 021, 19 May 2013 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/480578 Too sick to socialise and a pretty pearl necklace https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/476217 No cafes this week, but I did get to create another piece of jewellery........ 017, 21 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/476217 Week 15, Casalinga and skull jewellery https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/474336 A highly recommended cafe and some red skull jewellery......... 015, 7 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/474336 Week 13, still in palmy and a new artwork https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/472902 Tomato, its a cafe ok.....and a painting finally finished, but where should it go?........ 014, 2 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/472902 Week 14, palmy and a selection of headbands for VVDO https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/472896 A trip to Palmerston North where I tried out several cafes and restaurants along with some more hair accessories for the Very Vintage Day out..... 014, 2 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/472896 Week 12, Good wine and Bad coffee https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/471168 A batch of home made wine finally bottled and a not so good cup of coffee at this weeks cafe stop..... 013, 25 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/471168 Week 11, earrings and a visit to Auckland https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/468849 A cafe in Auckland and some pretty new earrings for week 11 of the 52 project......read on 012, 18 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/468849 Week 10, that Bow Belt and Momento #2 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/466424 Tried the 2nd Momento Cafe in Hamilton, we have 3 so spoilt for choice! And finally doing that bow belt...... 011, 11 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/466424 Week 9, Diva Shower-cap and Palate https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/464863 Lace, flowers and frills and a fancy pants restaurant.....................read on 010, 4 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/464863 Week 8 a collar necklace and Zee Cafe https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/463955 Hand sewing and upcycling a blouse with a visit to Zee cafe 009, 25 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/463955 Week 7, headband and a beach cafe https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/463489 A trip to Raglan and a busy week so only a headband to show, read on..... 008, 20 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/463489 Week 6, Tiki's, wine vinegar and Momento https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/462643 More than one thing finished this week, painting, home brewing and a cafe in Hood st visited.....click on image to read on 007, 13 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/462643 Week 5 - Jam Basement Cafe & a skirt/chemisette https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/461856 Best cafe so far and a new outfit this week, have i got a trick for you to make an outfit more versatile! read on ............... 006, 6 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/461856 Week 4 of the 52 project https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/461406 Getting a little behind in this but its due to photos not doing the project, so here goes with week 4's effort! 006, 3 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/461406 Week 3 of the 52 project https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/460770 Not what I promised but still sticking to the plan....... 004, 26 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/460770 That Sailor Dress https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/459182 A week full of fun and fright, with a revamped dress in the things I made section....click on image for more 003, 15 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/459182 The 52 Project https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/458510 2013 a new year and a new project, read on to see what I'm upto this year...... 002, 8 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/458510 Experimenting with your look https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/414144 I’ve always been one to experiment with how I look and not because I’m unhappy with any aspect of myself but because it’s fun to try out new things and discover..........click on image for more 014, 6 Apr 2012 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/414144 Four Seasons in one day! https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/414140 A little bit about NZ weather from my point of view.......click on image for more 014, 6 Apr 2012 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/414140 A little bit about Lipstick! https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/414141 This painting of my daughter when she was around 6 years old is about the fascination we have with makeup especially lipstick. The innocent way children apply........click on image for more 014, 6 Apr 2012 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/414141 Upcycling...what is it? https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/414143 We all know about recycling and some think upcycling is the same thing but it’s not, so here I’ll explain it all to you. I personally love upcycling and have........click on image for more 014, 6 Apr 2012 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/414143 So I have a thing about Eyebrows okay! https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/414142 Now listen up good because even your best friend won’t tell you stuff like this. Mainly because they don’t want to hurt your feelings but also because the mere fact you might have ugly eyebrows means..........click on image for more 014, 6 Apr 2012 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.collette.co.nz/blog/414142