Sunday, April 2, 2017

While you weren't looking

One of the lovely Howick RG girls popped up needing a new leotard for 2017 and this is what I did based on the design she liked:

Love the colours she chose; and it was fun to make :D

Let the blinging commence...

Tink got a lovely new Venturelli rope last year (cos she's STILL growing) in a very nice fuschia colour.  My favourite dance fabric shop also happened to bring in a range of stretch lace.
This, of course, meant:

Just add bling! LOTS of bling....

Determination Rules!

Determination and hard work does pay off :D



Photo courtesy of her Aerobics coach (thanks, Di!).

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Perseverance and Progress

Word has reached me that my godmother has noticed the lack of  updates here... so here's a photo of what Tamsin has been up to at RG training:


Her coach, Marta, took the photo at Tink's request as she has been trying to get this move for ages.
Nice one, Tink - keep it up!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Here we go again

It was the last day of term 3 yesterday, so that means that 2016 NZ Gymsports Nationals is here.
Tamsin qualified Aerobics ADP3 for Gymsports Manukau, and Rhythmic Grade IV Group for Auckland, so we're off to Invercargill tomorrow for the week for her to represent two regions in two codes, while I'll be judging Aerobics for every session except hers and Aerodance.
Rumour has it that Invercargill is booked out as 900+ gymnasts and the all the support crew descend on ILT Stadium.
Wish us luck!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Last one for luck

Finally, the "official" 2016 Ribbon Leo got made:


Tamsin has two ribbons: one white with purple and black, the other is black/aqua/purple, so this leo had to match both.
This was an experiment with one of the current European trends for gathered mesh on leos.  I might try it again, I'm not sure. As always, it needs more bling!
Tink wore it at Midlands Champs and National Secondary Schools to some nice comments. My favourite leo this year is still the orange glitter velvet, though.

one day in Te Awamutu

Spiralz of Hamilton hold their annual RG comp at the Te Awamutu Events Centre, a very nice venue and a competition we have always enjoyed.
As Tamsin is competing RG again, we made sure that she was entered (missing ZM3 AER to do so) and the lovely KP of Katherine Paton Photography was on hand to get some lovely shots: