Monday, May 30, 2011

New Product







I've been buying vintage tapestries at op shops for the last couple of years with a view to using them in some crafty way. I didn't want to make cushions out of them because that was too easy so I made a pattern for a clutch purse.





Unfortunately, they didn't sell as well as I'd hoped so it's back to cushions! If I do say so myself they do look pretty awesome. Anyway, these are winging their way to the lovely Martha at Wanda Harland in Petone, Wellington tomorrow....Bon Voyage!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

This Weeks Finds...


Dome clock for my next DIY project...



plates for cake stands...



book of maps...




red corduroy and gingham seersucker...


cute bambi, cotton tapes, vintage playing cards, tapestry wool, patch...



wire lampshade for another DIY project.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

This Weeks Finds



 Maps for making tags and magnets...


plates for cake stands...


beautiful barkcloth...


70's wallpaper....


Charles and Di teatowel...


hankies, teatowels and fabric....


plates and china teacups...
and embroidered linen in a Maori design.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

New Cake Stands



Vintage Buckle

Finally got around to taking a photo of the other silver buckle. Unfortunately the quality isn't great - I'm having real problems finding a good spot to take photos in my new house. I think I probably need a better camera as well....any suggestions?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Vintage Buckle

Well, I unpacked a couple more boxes today and found these amazing buckles that my friends mum gave me when I was a teenager. They both have hallmarks which I'll have a look at with my magnifying glass tomorrow. As always, they're part of a larger collection which I'll find and take photos of to share.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

This Weeks Finds...

Japanese eggcup

Sooty album for making tags and magnets
Beautiful black rayon with white and yellow spots

and plates for new cake stands.