Sunday, April 29, 2012

Friday, April 27, 2012

Machine Embroidery...

I've been trying out freehand machine emboidery on a larger scale than my patches . I thought it would be so much quicker than doing it by hand, and it was. Unfortunately, it gave me a terrible headache so I don't think I'll be doing it again! I presume it was from leaning over the sewing machine and probably straining my eyes as well.... Anyway, they turned out quite well I think....




Sunday, April 22, 2012

This Weeks Finds...

I had lots of time for thrifting this week as my daughter was away in Invercargill staying with her grandparents for the second week of the school holidays! Pity I still had to work - but you can't have everything....



A pretty chinese cup and saucer...



a Colclough trio and cake plate...






Thses are for an upcoming project...






childrens hankies for another project...







the houndstooth is a skirt that turned out to be too small...


a glass orb with a flexible plastic stopper that has what looks like a built in frog...



Linked up with Her Library Adventures

Friday, April 20, 2012

Press...

I completely forgot to show you some press I received in March! It was in a local real estate magazine here in Dunedin. Thanks to Whiteroom for the publicity!



Monday, April 16, 2012

New Stockist...

I have a lovely new stockist in Hastings called Coco and Co ! They have the Mary, Tchaikosky and parrot candles; gift tags, magnets and leather patches. The shop is run by two talented ladies, Jess & Jo, who also run sewing workshops at the store.





They're also on Facebook here.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

This Weeks Finds....

It's been school holidays here this week (1 more to go!) so I've been juggling work and childminding which hasn't left much time for the op shops! Next week will be cruisier as our daughter is away at her grandparents for the week. Hopefully, I'll get lots of time for both crafting and op shopping...



























Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sunny turns 4...

My partners niece, Sunny, turned 4 during the week. We gave her one of the owls I made a while ago and I did a small embroidery for her wall...




Hope you're all having a great week!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

This Weeks Finds...

Not a bad haul this week! I particularly like this 4m of metal braid. God only knows what I'd ever use it for?! I have an eclesiastical wall hanging that has this braid along the bottom (if i could just find it I'd show you).











more knitting needles! The container is getting rather full...




love this unopened packet of iron on interlining...



I think I may have this pattern book in a pile somewhere - but one is never enough







a half finished tapestry and a gorgeous silk hankie.

Pop over to Her Library Adventures and Apron Thrift Girl for more thrifty goodness!