Wednesday, June 27, 2012

New Cushions....

I finally got around to some sewing in the weekend and made some patchwork tapestry cushions.





This weekend I'll be baking etc for my daughters 9th birthday on Sunday. This birthday's going to be fairly low key - 16 kids but not a lot of organisation. Should be interesting.....

Sunday, June 24, 2012

This Weeks Finds....

I had some great finds this week with only a couple of trips to the op shops squeezed in between work  and other life stuff.

 Here goes....



I've ditched the floral tin I had my teabags in and swapped it for this beauty....







plates for cake stands...


















oh lordy...a vintage beaded bag....heaven...








I love this coat hanger! It looks home made and it's rustic and beautiful..



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Sunday, June 17, 2012

This Weeks Finds...

Sorry for the crappy photos this week! I was in a hurry today and didn't do a very good job....


I am absolutely in love with this little budgie!






lots of plates for making cake stands...






gorgeous 70's stitching books...



a book of knitted rugs that I'll never have time to make....


I have rather a large stash of these mohair scarves now so I think I need to think of a project for them...


Why, why, why do I keep buying floral fabric - I'm not even sure I like it!


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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Vintage Clothing Fair

I had a great day today at the Vintage Clothing and Textile fair. Met some lovely people, sold lots of clothes, fabric etc and drank too much coffee! As usual I was too busy/preoccupied to take good photos but here are a couple I snapped of my stall when I got the chance...






Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Vintage Clothing and Textile Fair,,,

This weekend I'm taking part in a vintage clothing and textiles fair - yay! It's a good opportunity for me to have a bit of a clear out as you may have noticed I'm a bit of a hoarder....


I've been through some of the boxes under the house and washed and aired some of the vintage goodies that have been packed away. Hopefully we get a good turnout and the weekend is a big success! I'm only doing the saturday as I need to spend some time with my daughter on sunday and count my loot (I hope)!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Mittens...

With the weather here in the South Island turning to winter I decided to work on a pattern for some leather mittens in the weekend. I made the pattern by looking at some on the internet and used my own hand as a guide.


This morning I remembered I had some vintage patterns tucked away somewhere that would have been good as a guide....oh well....



Sunday, June 10, 2012

This Weeks Finds....


My favourite find of the week! I mean WTF!



I love finding figurative embroidery it's so much more interesting than just flowers.....






























Why did I buy another Swift Whip? Because I'm an addict that's why!

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