Friday, February 22, 2013

An Outing

Back in the beginning of February when it must have been a cooler day, little Miss Ava wanted to take her vintage pram out for a stroll.

Both my girls have lovely old prams that I have bought from garage sales, this one I think is from around the 1920's. Please let me know if you have a more definite idea of it's age.

She collected her favourite friends and arranged them into the pram with a little blanket to keep them warm.

We wandered around the block and into a cafe for a bite to eat, then it was a short stroll back home. As you can see the poor tyres have seen better days but I don't want it to be just a show piece, I want it to be used and enjoyed.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

It Was Meant To Be

Have you ever had days that random things happen but then it all seems to have meaning in the end.

Well on the weekend I went into a craft shop in search of a certain size of knitting needles, which they didn't have but ended up walking out with something else.

In the remnant bin I spied a small piece of fabric that I thought might come in handy one day, then noticed that there was also a fabric sale on. Now I don't need any more fabric, I have boxes of the stuff in storage in the shed but I thought I'd have a look anyway. Yep you betcha! I bought a piece that I thought was sweet, only 2.5 meters and it was on sale, OK!

Anyways, I met up with the rest of my family looking at computers in another shop and we ended up buying one (see last post). The screen is so much bigger and a bit imposing on the desk, so I thought it needed a cover when not in use. I went straight for my new purchases and discovered that the remnant was the exact size that I needed and the other one just happened to be covered in something that fitted the computer perfectly.

Not the trees but the apples.

Spooky huh!

Gee its good to have everything working again.

Monday, February 18, 2013

I'm Back

Greetings All,

Today is the first day using our new computer.

For those of you that weren't aware, our much used laptop decided it didn't want to work properly anymore and it was getting us very frustrated. The most annoying thing was not being able to upload photos from our camera's, not to mention the lack of productivity with my blog and shop sites.

Yesterday we bit the bullet and bought ourselves a brand spanking new computer.

So here are a few photo's that I took last week.

Sweltering in Melbourne this summer with not one day under 30 degrees in the last two weeks, even the nights are low 20's.

The other evening the sky was looking ominous as these large clouds approached from the north but alas nothing eventuated, it just disappeared.

On a trip to the Collingwood Children's Farm we saw that the barn had been cleaned out and was about to be host to a wedding reception.

It looked so pretty with bunting and posies in jars.

How sweet are the flowers in the water trough.

As we were leaving some of the guests were arriving holding jam jars filled with a drink, we had to laugh though at the ladies trying to walk across the field in stiletto's.

I would have loved to be a guest at this wedding, dancing away all night to the swinging sounds of the folk band.

So simple yet stylish.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Meet Bertha

Last week I was reconnected with my sewing machine after she had been away for two weeks having a much needed service. This photo is not her however, this is my new old machine I've named Bertha.

For years now I've been on the look out for an older machine that is able to do the heavier work of sewing thick fabric. I've had some close encounters with old machines that have rather large price tags or some just didn't work properly but today the search has ended.

This morning I was out pootling around going to and from garage sales when I chanced upon her. No it was not at a garage sale but as i was approaching one I saw her sitting on the curb amongst some rubbish. I quickly pulled over for a look and there on the top was a note saying "it works". I didn't even bother looking under the lid, it was grab and run, well not exactly run more like a waddle as she is very very heavy. I heaved her into the car, I said thank you to the house that she was sitting in front of and continued pootling along on my merry way to the next sale.

When I got home I had a peek underneath the cover to discover that she was a charming vintage cream and green. I then spent a bit of time working out how to thread her correctly before plugging her in and found that we had power, so far so good. Now for the main event, I then applied a bit of pressure on the foot and we were away, sewing happily. I was delighted with the soft purr of her engine as she motored smoothly along, she worked like a dream.

I can't believe my luck in finding the Majestic Miss Bertha.

Now I have no excuse to get cracking on with the sewing, I'm still without my computer though, it might be time for an upgrade.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


A little while ago I sent a little parcel in the post as a gift to the lovely Trudy from Playing in the Attic, who left a comment on one of my posts.

Trudy very kindly wanted to send me a gift in return which was not at all necessary but most graciously accepted.

Yesterday a parcel arrived in the post for little old me.


All wrapped up as cute as can be.


A sweet little folder, lets see what's inside.

An abundance of stationary goodness.
Yippee! Lucky lucky me.

So much goodness to admire.


Thank you Trudy for your generosity and thoughtfulness, I swooned with delight.

What a wonderful community we have in blog land. I love the fact that I have contact with so many like minded people who I can share my thoughts, ideas, crafts and finds with. People I would otherwise never get the chance to meet with from all over the globe.