Monday, January 30, 2012

Home Sweet Home

We arrived home from New Zealand on Friday night.  It was such a fantastic trip & I got to enjoy all 3 grandchildren in one country!   I managed to sneak in an Antique fair & the odd op shop as well as a garage sale where I scored a gorgeous old art deco wall mirror.  I packed the mirror in my hand luggage so I could carry it safely home but I hit a bump in the road when I was pushing the luggage trolley at the airport & sent all my bags flying, thank goodness for bubble wrap as it stayed in one piece!!

Today I've been working on this little guy.  I've recycled an old blanket to make him.  I'm just waiting for the rain to stop so I can spray him with parisian & age him up a bit.  I've used some old boot buttons I found in amongst my buttons for his eyes.  Will post another pic when I've finished him.  I'm trying to make myself finish a project before I start another one but somehow it hasn't quite worked!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

It's That Time Of The Year Again.....

My bags are packed & in the morning I head off for Nelson, my home town in New Zealand.  This time my daughter & baby grandson are coming with me!  For the first time I will have all 3 grandchildren together!  Two baby boys & a beautiful grand-daughter who will be turning 4 while we are there!

I'm also planning to fit in a visit to an Antiques Fair, (and a few op-shops).  After I ditch all the pressies there should be plenty of room in my suitcase for some new treasures!!  The hatbox pictured I scored on my last trip home & the old bear is my very own from my childhood.  Sadly he has no eyes & his growler doesn't work.  He has glow in the dark paw pads though!  Hmm not sure if they still glow! 

See you all in 10 days!

Friday, January 6, 2012

New Journal Cover

Finally I have finished a project!!  I seem to have lots of things started so to actually finish one is a good feeling!  I love these Paris digitals, this one is the Eiffel Tower.  I have started with a calico backing then added a vintage lace & stitched on the digital print & then embellished it with lovely old laces, buttons & a sweet little key.  This one is for sale in my Etsy store.

This is the latest bear I'm making.  I'd been stuffing him with wood wool so he was out in the sun to dry.  I have coloured his head with parisian essence so now his body has some catching up (as well as some stuffing).  Hope to finish him off today! 

Hope you're all having a great week!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year Friends!

Wow what a year!  I was blessed with two baby boy grandsons!  Got to travel overseas!  Joined BrisStyle Etsy team here in Brisbane & participated in 2 of their markets with my good friend Pam.   Shared stalls with Lisa at Bear Shows!   Phew it was rather full on!  This year I will fine tune how many shows etc that I will do.  Hopefully I can prepare at a better pace this year & not do the last minute thing!

The top pic is a photo I took inside a lovely little bakery I visited when we went to the Brooklyn market in November.  It was just gorgeous with lovely old cupboards & kitchenalia decorating it.

Hope you all have a lovely New Year!