Monday, January 31, 2011

Vintage Finds

A few country op shops, a car boot sale, some vintage finds and lots of fun later.

I did pay a bit of money for this vintage fishing basket from a Melbourne oppy, but I just had to have it.

I discovered this cute little sugar bowl for the bargain price of $1.00 in a small country oppy that was jammed packed full of stuff, where I had lots of fun rummaging around. The green leaves are attached to the bowl.

I also discovered these old teatowels there.

Crystal perfume bottle, doilies and this tin for $.50.

Odd saucer and cup.

When I see nanna knitted coat hangers I just have to snapped them up, this bundle was $1.00.

Close to where I live are warehouse apartment's where artists live and they had this wonderful car boot sale last weekend where I found some vintage clothes, which I haven't photographed yet and some lovely old crockery.

Stall holders modeling some finds.

Another sweet sugar bowl.

Nibble bowl

For more fab finds visit Sophie at Her Library Adventures.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Big Boy Creche

We are back from a week of camping at Warrnambool and are all a bit tired, so I am keeping this short, but I have lots to share in the days ahead.

On a day trip to the historic village of Port Fairy, ( the girls loved the name as it must be a place where lots of fairies live) we were wandering along the street when I spied this sign.

Bargain indeed!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

My Next Knitting Project

We are off for a week of camping in the next few days. Yipee!!

My choice for unwinding in the evenings, apart from a glass of wine will be this book, a Sherlock Holmes mystery by Caleb Carr.

I will also be taking this new project my winter wrap design, after much unpicking I finally got it right. I'm guessing it's going to take me a while to get it to almost two meters, as at the moment it's only 15cm, hopefully sometime before Autumn.

Also don't forget my auction of a shabby vintage banner for the Flood Relief Fund, at the moment there is one bid at $10.00.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tuesday Treasures

I just love the colours of yellow and blue together. They are so summery and pretty.

For today's treasures, I am featuring items from Made It, with those colours.


Monday, January 17, 2011

Queensland Flood Relief Auction - Vintage Upcycled Banner

I have been feeling very unwell the last few days with a blasted flu type lurgy, hence the lack in blogging, everything aches even my scalp.

Last night at dinner I mentioned that when I touch my head it hurts and nurse Ava's quick retort was, "then don't touch it". Wise words indeed.

Anyway, here is a new design of mine that I had imagined in my dreams. It is a vintage doylie which I have upcycled into a banner with a machine sewn hot air balloon and the word "dream" hand embroidered.

This will come with four small pegs for hanging, or perhaps you could frame it.

I am putting this item up for auction with the full proceeds going direct into the Premiers Fund. Postage is free worldwide.

Happy bidding.

Don't forget in my Made It shop and Etsy shop I am donating 50% of all sales to the flood relief for a limited time.

How this auction works:

1. Bidding will start at $10 (Australian).
2. You can place a bid by leaving a comment on this blog post with your bid amount and email address. Please make sure that your bid is higher than the previous bidder.
3. Your bid must be in whole dollar increments.
4. This auction is open to everyone, Postage is FREE .
5. The auction begins NOW and will END at midnight on Monday 24th January 2011.
6. At the close of the auction, I will contact the winner (please make sure your bid comment includes your email address). The winner will pay the winning amount directly into the Premier's Flood Relief Appeal and send me proof of payment via email. Once proof of payment has been received, I will post your Vintage Banner.

7. Thankyou for participating and happy bidding!

Friday, January 14, 2011

My Made It Shop Flood Donation Pledge

We are all aware of the devastation that has happened with the Queensland floods. We have watched with shock, horror and dispair, and have listened to tales of loss, suffering and grief.

Wandering around my fellow blogger pages, there is a huge craft movement with people raising funds for donating to the flood relief fund.

I will also be having an online craft auction soon as well as donating 50% of all sales from my Made It shop as well as my Etsy shop till the 6th Feb.

So if you were admiring something in my shops for a future purchase, buy it now and help me raise funds for the Premier's Flood Relief Fund.

Other places to visit to find out how you can donate are Her Library Adventures, Meet me at Mike's, and Craft Relief are just some of many.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Sometimes I feel that I was born in the wrong time.

Searching for apothecary, I found these lovely items in Etsy, if only I could afford the international postage for those drawers. Sigh!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tuesday Treasures

Australia Day is only a couple of weeks away, so for this week's Tuesday Treasures I have chosen items that represent some of our native animals.

The Emu

The Possum

The Wombat

The Koala

The Kangaroo

Monday, January 10, 2011

Vintage Finds

Here are some vintage goodies that I found within the last week.

I discovered this vintage print yesterday at a garage sale around the corner from me, I snapped it up in an instant.

I am partial to an old Penguin, but this one made me laugh at the image on the back cover.

Kolynis denture cream. Spotlight on charm. What THE!

Now this one I need your help with. Not sure if it's retro, I bought it as I thought it was cute. It's plastic, and seems to be some sort of food storage, but the lid doesn't have a tight seal and it looks like it might be slightly insulated. Perhaps some sort of picnic thingy???

I do love these canisters, I have a set that's cream with green lids that were my gran's. This one is large, but the label instead of being for flour is coffee. Now that's a lot of coffee.

At the same garage sale I also found this sweet vintage child's coat for Ava.

I am happy now both my girls having lovely vintage coat's for winter.

This is a photo of Sarah from a year ago in her vintage coat, that I bought before I even had children, hoping one day I would be able to have a girl who could wear it.

Now I have quite a lot of these pretty French glasses in all sizes, but I have never before seen them in the colour below.

These are three of the six that I found at an oppy, I was happy to $1.00 each.

For more vintage finds pop over to Sophie's blog, Her Library Adventures.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Knit & Sew

Somehow while keeping the wee ones entertained I managed to find some time to craft.

This time with my little puss designs, instead of making them from felted wool, I made this one from a vintage tablecloth.

I finished this cloche hat while we were driving home from Hanging Rock, and NO I wasn't driving as well.

I asked Sarah to model for me, but it is a ladies size.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Hanging Rock Mystery

The mystery of the fictional book and film "Picnic at Hanging Rock", evolves around the disappearance of several school girls in the 1900's on a picnic at Hanging Rock in Victoria, is still talked about by people who come to climb the rocks.

Peek a boo

The story may not be true, but you certainly can loose each other easily with all it's twists and turns.

The stuff kids love.
Crawling through tunnels, clambering up and over boulders, and having a real adventure.

We ourselves enjoyed a picnic at the top.