Monday, May 31, 2010
PS. Did anyone see the crocheted granny blanket in the combi on Dr. Who last night? I only got a glimpse of it but didn’t it look great on the backseat?! Can you believe it, it was Sean who noticed it first! I’ve never been so excited about Dr. Who before!
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Now that I can crochet, I can collect crochet patterns. I just have to learn to read them now. Don’t you love the mother and daughter crocheted bikinis!
Golden Hands Volume 1 for $1. Lots of good stuff inside and more crochet patterns!
And finally a bunch of self cover buttons, jeans buttons and eyelets, and a couple of metres of this great green paisley fabric.
Now I’ve gotta stop blogging and start sewing – only 3 weeks till the Sugar & Spice Children’s Market.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
There has also been some success with the blanket I want to fix. I’ve only fixed one side so far – it’s slow going trying to push the hook through the grey loops and then pulling my new purple round through. And I have to pull the whole ball of yarn through the grey loops too. The yarn keeps getting tangled which is very frustrating and I can’t wait just to get it finished now and back onto Khye’s bed where it belongs. Thanks heaps for your advice on this one.
Heading to Kootoyoo now to check out your Creative Spaces!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
It took me a while to work out what he was doing.
But it wasn’t until the piles got bigger that I worked it out.
He was sorting by reel type!
Sunday, May 23, 2010
I’m thinking about using this cute little embroidered doily that I also bought from the op shop this week, as a pocket on the dress. Not sure yet. I also found this 3 tier wire basket to use on my stall at the upcoming Sugar & Spice market – less than a month to go now, aarrgghh. And last but not least is this minty green (loooove this colour!) chenille single bedspread to go with the peachy one I found a couple of weeks ago. It always pays to look in the dog blankets box at the op shop ‘cos I have found some great stuff in there. I thought this was a bit faded but after a wash I think it was just a bit dusty and grimy.
Visit Sophie at Her Library Adventures for some fabulous finds!
More shadowy shots over here!
Friday, May 21, 2010
Do I have to stitch it on separately? Or maybe I need to undo the green round and redo it somehow hooking the bottom of the grey trebles as I go? I’m not quite sure how to hook the grey trebles in though ‘cos I can’t pull the whole ball of yarn through them. Please, I need help! Thanks!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Backing the petals with floral cotton scraps helped to strengthen them,
and helped make them look prettier than before.What do you think?
I am just loving the bursts of colour!
More creative spaces over at Kootoyoo.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
This book, while not exactly a Flea Market Find, was very cheap – only $4.50. I found it at Lincraft!
This week I have been inspired by my find last week and by Kate’s gorgeous dress making, and have been flicking through all the patterns at the oppies. I found these. These illustrations of elongated models always make clothes look so good don’t they? But I love the dress pattern on the left. Not sure if it would suit me but I can only give it a go. Now to choose some fabric…
Oh and one of them came with the pattern cut out of an old 1975 newspaper. Just look at those house and land prices back then!
Visit Sophie at Her Library Adventures for more Flea Market Finds.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
I also started on something new (like I don’t have enough projects to work on!).
I’ve been sorting and resorting little bits of scraps into piles. More later!
And I started cutting up this fabric to make my winter skirt. I'm not very good at dressmaking, but hopefully it turns out okay and hopefully it will fit me.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
And what would a trip to the oppies be without some sort of fabric purchase?!
Check out more oppy finds over at Her Library Adventures.
Hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day!
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Head over to Kootoyoo for more creative spaces.
PS. I was going to post a photo of the mess, but you know what it’s like so I thought I would post a photo of something much more pleasant – another gorgeous autumn sunrise!
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Now you can visit them in person! Ecotoys are about to open their new shop in Hawthorn.
Sat 8th May 2010
9am - 5pm
651 Burwood rd, Hawthorn East 3123
(next to Auburn Village & train station)
If you haven’t heard about Ecotoys before, they sell a beautiful range of eco friendly, ethically made and locally handmade toys and they are now expanding their range to include natural baby products.
So pop along this Saturday for the grand opening. You might even see some spunkee softies flying about!
Sunday, May 2, 2010
It has some great projects like these gorgeous slippers to knit. This folded Japanese quilt looks like fun and easy to make as you fold circles over padded squares, quilt them, join all the squares together and then you have a finished quilt at the end. And maybe I can teach myself to crochet these baubles for Maya. I also picked up another beautifully packaged set of sheets from my favourite op shop. It is only bailing twine but the blue matches the sheets perfectly! And just look at these sheets – it’s Noah’s Ark! I love the colours and I love the design. Not sure what I’ll do with them yet. I guess I’ll chuck them in the linen cupboard with the rest of the vintage sheet collection…
…just as soon as they’re washed and dried. I also found a set of these pink sheets. I don’t think they’re too vintage but they’ll look good with my other sheets. I just couldn’t resist posting another clothesline shadow shot!
Go visit Her Library Adventures for more Flea Market Finds.