Monday, September 26, 2011

Vintage Buttons

Today I took a few photos from my button collection for you, I hope you like them!



 Small mother of pearl buttons...


60's plastic and metal...


60's plastic...


Celluloid with gold paint on original sample card (1920's or earlier?)


Celluloid and metal...(sorry for the poor picture!)


40's plastic.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

This Weeks Finds....

This week I found...


Denbyware plates and Midwinter sugarbowl...


 4-ply wool and knitting needles...


a pretty pin plate for cake stands....


and 2 great embroidery books...





This week I've linked with Her Library Adventures, and Apron Thrift Girl check them out to see other great vintage finds.
Have a good week everyone!

Monday, September 19, 2011

New Cake Stands...

I've had a busy weekend making new cake stands! I thought I'd try and get ahead of things in time for the Christmas rush, then Martha at Wanda Harland in Wellington bought all my stock! These will be winging their way to Wellington in the next week.

Cece 

Patty 

 Devon

 Zina

 Michelle

 Erina

 Beryl (my fave)

Zina

Sunday, September 18, 2011

This Weeks Finds...


This week I found - a pyrex dish...


some playing cards...


some pretty plates for cake stands...


more plates...


a Wellington patch...





and vintage buttons on cards.

Go and check out herlibraryadventures.blogspot.com/ for some great other great finds...

Saturday, September 10, 2011

School Fair...

I've had a busy few weeks making goodies for the craft stall at my daughters school fair that was held today. We had a great day and sold heaps! I must say I was exhausted by the end of it and had a wee nap on the couch after I got home. Here are some of the things I made....



Hairclips - felt bows and flowers...


zipper purses...





pen bags...


masses of bunting...


a few keyrings....


reversible head bands...


and recycled crayons. These were made by melting down old crayons in tin cans sitting in boiling water and pouring them into chocolate moulds.


Phew! I'm glad that's over for another 2 years...

Sunday, September 4, 2011

This Weeks Finds...


This week I found a pretty cup and saucer...


a stunning green depression glass vase...


a teacup...


a bakelite container...


2m of blue floral fabric...


and 2 plates for making cake stands.