Monday, October 24, 2011

Lovely Laces & Other Goodies

These are some of the lovely goodies I picked up this weekend at a local garage sale.  The laces included some lovely antique pieces.  There were 4 containers of buttons & sewing notions.  Divine doileys, including some lovely bluebird ones.  I think the lady owner was going to an aged care home so her daughter said she would love it that her precious laces etc were going to a good home!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Vintage Union Jack Flags/Bunting

I was watching TV on Wednesday morning and they were featuring a program on the Queen's visit to Australia.  One lady was putting an English flag up on a ceiling which looked really good.  I thought to myself that I wouldn't mind an English flag, so imagine my surprise when a couple of hours later I was at an op-shop & guess what I found....about seven metres of vintage flags.  I feel some bags, cushions & maybe even bunting happening soon!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Recycled Burlap Coffee Sack

I went to a garage sale on Saturday & found a lovely old coffee sack.  When I asked how much it was the man gave it to me!  I came home & washed it & then today from the lining of the sack I made this shopping tote.  I added calico ruffles & bow. 

I was inspired by a bag made by Andrea Tarling in Haute Handbags.  I'm surprised by just how soft this bag is (not at all scratchy like some hessian (burlap) can be).  I now have to come up with some bags to make with the rest of it.

Hope you're having a lovely week.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Vintage Lace Bag

While I haven't done a lot in the bear making department in the last week I have been busy churning out a few bags (have a bit of an addiction going on I think)!  I have just listed this one in my etsy shop (a new venture for me).  I made it from lots of my lovely laces, doileys, supper cloths, clothing, wedding dresses etc.
A big welcome to my new followers!  I hope you're all having a lovely weekend wherever in the world you are.  Such a gorgeous day here in Brisbane.  Not at all like the storms we had yesterday.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Show & Tell At Bear Class

Ok so I'm sure I had the best show & tell at bear class today!  Shiloh is 6 days old today.  I must admit since he's been born my bear making has come to a bit of a halt.  Top pic are the ladies busy making bears, dogs & an elephant, Sue (teacher) is nursing Shiloh.  Bottom pic is Lisa & Shiloh, see her lovely bear in the background, she was busy felting it's paw when I arrived.

Hope you all have a great week.

Friday, October 7, 2011

It's A Boy!!

Meet Shiloh, my new grandson, arrived at 9pm last night!  Baby & Mum doing well!  Even though he was two weeks early he was 8lb 4oz.  He has lots of hair, long feet (blame his Dad for them) & a good appetite!  Can't wait to see him again today!

Have a great weekend!

Off to make a 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Lace Style Journal Cover

I've been having fun this week making goodies for my Etsy Shop that I have just opened.  Here's a pic of a journal cover I've made from some of the old laces in my stash.  I've styled the lace around a graphic of the Eiffel Tower.  I probably started this project a year ago so it's great to finally finish it!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Lace & Old Ticking & A Trip To Maleny

On Friday Jo (sil) & I drove up to Maleny for a bit of R&R.  It was such a beautiful spring day, everything was so lush & green, & reminded us of home (New Zealand).We stopped at this lovely Celtic Coffee House to refuel & then travelled on up the road to Maleny.  Of course we had to visit the local op-shops!  I found a basket with all these tiny bags of lace & braid.  I spent a grand total of 0.85 cents & scored all this lovely stuff!

After being sick for nearly 3 weeks I decided to do a few garage sales on Saturday morning (I was having withdrawals) & was lucky enough to find this lovely old vintage ticking!  After a good wash it looked a lot better!  I also scored an old wooden ironing board & some lovely old plates.
Hope you all have a lovely week!