29 August 2009

yellow roses

I've just been up the street and i can't resist going to Savers. I bought this great yellow rose tray and this smokey glass apple bowl - perfect for my holding my cotton reels. Plus I found this large wicker basket that now holds all my scrap bits. It is actually pretty large, I need to make more things with my off cuts!
Plus I finally finished my old yellow rose knot bag, made with two reclaimed pillowcases, with two pockets inside. I love this fabric and luckily found an entire single sheet of it at the RSPCA op Shop. I am considering it might be part of my embroidered tablecloth doona project - we shall see!

26 August 2009


this weekend is the Maribyrnong Makers Market held on Gamon Street in Seddon, loads of handmade goodies to check out, so if you are free pop on down! My friend Tracey and I have had a stall here the last two market days, but sadly will not be making this one. I am still going to pop on over and support the other local crafty people - so much talent, and a good time to get a fathers day presie!

My latest RSPCA Op Shop score was this gorgeous corning ware coffee pot, I couldn't resist and I don't even drink coffee! Plus another old rose sheet, lovely tablecloth and some embroidered doileys. I have a plan to make a doona cover with the embroidered tablecloth I recently found, and have matching pillowcase detail with the doileys - perhaps! Another project to add to my wish list.

18 August 2009

more goodies

good morning! I needed some new soap so found The Soap Dish on madeit and bought these gorgeous handmade soaps and got a little treat of some tiny handsoap samples - yum!
Plus I found these great industrial felt coasters on etsy from girls can tell for some lads birthday presies coming up in a couple of months. One has a bike design and the other a plane. So these are in the presie box ready, had to just buy them when i saw them.

Right now i am having breakfast before I head to the day job - sultana bran, honey yoghurt, blueberries (defrosted ones) and a nice cuppa. What do you have in the mornings?

13 August 2009

I managed to come home at lunchtime from the day job and start cutting out a new bag. I use a paper pattern I made, and often deviate with the scissors or the way I fold the fabric. I love this yellow rose fabric, and am lining it with sweet little blue flowers. Both are reclaimed linen, pillowcases from the RSCPA Op Shop. Can't wait to get back to melbourne to my sewing machine to put it together.

Also I purchased some really gorgeous mini envelopes from 3 girls + a goat through madeit. I was really impressed with the packaging and the free 'thank you' tags, and the envelopes are just lovely!

10 August 2009


there are a couple of lovely giveaways on at the moment, inner earth soaps and faith, hope & a whole lotta love so jump in and visit these lovely creative blogs.

to win the inner earth soaps giveaway for some scumptious soap, check out the blog post here and the inner earth soap etsy shop. Gorgeous handmade soaps!!

to win these gorgeous cards and a couple more, go to faith, hope & a whole lotta love's giveaway here. And take a look at her madeit shop for some great designs.

09 August 2009


last weekend i had a lovely time at my dad's farm with my brother, sis-in-law, newest niece and 92 yr old grandma, who is amazing. Managed to get some knitting done in my pj's, had a walk in the late afternoon light, ate some yummy food (thanks Z), rounded up the very docile neighbors bull and just relaxed. But not in that order!

this weekend i returned from bendigo to find some treats in the mail . . a gorgeous necklace from Amber White of beadinbabe and some great recycled paper fridge magnets from Green Post. great packaging that included a thank you love heart that must have seeds in it as it says to plant the card! cool. Plus my madeit cards have arrived! Looking forward to using these.

05 August 2009

lunchtime finds

I discovered yesterday the Bendigo RSPCA op shop when I went to buy a decent size mug for my morning tea, and I couldn't resist going back for a vase, well, a lovely old glass jug. Then I had to grab some purple stocks to brighten up the coffee table. Also I couldn't resist some pre-loved linen with bag or scarf potential and a stunning embroidered tablecloth. The pic doesn't do the colour of it justice. My Grandma hand embroidered one that was similar but all in shades of cream.On another note I have to say a big thank you to .girl ferment. for a brilliant mention on her blog about one of my bags that she purchased. Thank you, I am tickled pink!! (and quite literally as I am an easy blusher). Her blog is one of my new distractions and has great pics and inspiring craftiness. Love the knitted NGA project.

And also a mention to my other latest read, Red Letter Studio who has some gorgeous stationery and is a talented graphic designer with a lovely blog. She purchased one of my fav jingle birds. I love her travel cards (below and found on madeit) and i know my mum would love the bird ones.