Sunday, July 31, 2011

New Cake Stands

 Antonia

Eloise

Lois

This Weeks Finds...


Not much time for op shopping this week. School holidays, a snowed in day and my man away for a few days are not condusive for doing the rounds. I did however get some new cake plates made and started a new sewing project that I'll share later in the week!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Knitted Cushions


I finally finished my knitted cushions! I had to make the inners and managed to make one bigger than the other so they look a slightly different size.Oops...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Vintage Tape Measures...





It's a bit hard to see in this last one but that's a monkeys head at the end of the tape measure! Love it!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

New Tapestry Cushions




The top one has gone to Bristol to my brothers girlfriend and the bottom one doesn't have a home yet...

Sunday, July 10, 2011

This Week's Finds....

Oops! There are none! I've been too busy this week organizing my 8yr old daughters "Scary Party" to get to the op shops. Will try to make up for it in the coming week.....

Monday, July 4, 2011

New Book

My partner gave me a book voucher for Mother's Day and I finally got around to using it today.I'm so excited as I've been wanting this book for a while. I might even have to go to bed early so that I can start reading it!


Wild Women details the lives and deeds of some of the most extraordinary women in history. Trailblazers, hell-raisers and firebrands, these women showed a level of daring and disregard for traditional gender roles completely atypical of their time and culture. This collection features women like Njinga, guerrilla fighter and queen of seventeenth century Angola; Moll Cutpurse, underworld matriarch of the streets of Elizabethan London; Irish pirate and rebel Anne Bonny; and infamous American bank robber, poet and songwriter Bonnie Parker. Whether fighting for their country, political beliefs, or for personal gain, whether loners or leaders, these women were prepared to push through and beyond society's boundaries to achieve their ends.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

This Weeks Finds...


 The little bird is a vase - ingenious!


 1920's (?) mother of pearl buttons on original card. Apparently, there had been a whole lot of these at the op shop and I got the last 2. Probably just as well I didn't see the rest!


My mum got me these 2 tapestries at an op shop in Wellington...





I love the baby hood patterns...