Wednesday, 28 October 2009

You've got to love them ...

ONE OF THE MOST endearing characteristics we discovered during our recent travels was the true British spirit. When it comes to civil disobedience, none can surpass them. And it has been going on for a long time - witness the World War II Cabinet War Rooms:



Up to the present day, not far from this historic site, the tradition is carried on:

Railway stations appear to be a natural breeding ground:

The disease has even spread to Edinburgh:


But my all-time favourite rests with the grand city of Birmingham:


So if you have British blood coursing through your veins, stand up and be proud. Mind you, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, such offences would have had these good folk transported en masse to join us here in Oz - probably for the term of their natural lives.

How would you like to win a FABULOUS TOTE BAG from the BrisStyle team? It's really easy - all you have to do is go here and make a comment. The designs are all wonderful, so making a choice will be really difficult for you!

A new shipment of fabrics arrived late last week and I immediately fell in love with them, which is just as well, because I felt the need for some sort of incentive to keep on sewing. So far I completed a couple of knot dresses which will be for sale at the BrisStyle Indie Market on 5 December (see side bar).





And now for some of that British resolve - back to the sewing room.

5 comments:

Hey Harriet said...

Oooh these little dresses are beautiful Robyn. I think the top one may be my all-time favourite of all your adorable dresses! Happy sewing :)

Chrisy said...

Yes...I'm all for civil disobedience...I had no idea that this was a British trait...now I know who to blame...your new dresses and fabrics well they are just exquisite!

Little Diva said...

ha ha. You are too funny. Thanks for the comment on my blog - I'm exhausted just thinking about it!! I think I must have been having mental issues when I agreed to all these markets...

Sally said...

I really want to beg you shamelessly to make a grown up girls dress ...
also, lovely shots of the rules!

Jade said...

What an excellent post - you had me killing myself!!

And what beautiful dresses - fingers crossed this baby I'm having is a girl so I have an excuse to buy one!