Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Letting Go

Yesterday I started a big de-stash of my vintage sheet and pillowcase collection. As much as it pained me, I am happy at the thought of a shelf less crammed. Or even being able to FIT my collection on a shelf :)
They are selling on my Vintage Aussie Facebook page in the Manchester album. Here's what the for sale stacks looked like. The last photo is what I am still keeping. Of course I can't let it all go.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Prize winners

The country show we attended over the weekend was lovely in so many ways. From the $2 all day petting zoo, the rotary merrygoround, fairy floss and popcorn , the hay bale maze, hundred of equestrian events, and of course pony rides for kids.
One of the best parts was the old fashioned picnic games for kids such as three legged races etc.
something else that really made me smile was the handcrafts hall where the categories were wide and varied. The usual bevy of cakes and scones were to be seen as well as some fun categories for kids such as best plastic cup maracas and best vegetable. Creation. Well done Mil-lel kids!

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Colouring in.

Did you enjoy this as a child? Today was rather chilly so we spent some time in the public library. Including colouring in. Guess which one is mine? I MIGHT have stayed colouring long after the kids ran off..

Saturday, 6 October 2012

At the Country show

With my granddaughter :)

Thursday, 4 October 2012

A touch of tenderness..

Here are a couple of my favourite pictures I have hanging in my home. The photo isn't a relative of mine (that I know of) but it I think it captures a tender moment. They both look so young. The old gold framed print also captures a precious moment. I love them both.
Would you, or do you have photos of people other than family on your walls? Not that I don't have lots of old family photos of my own..

Spring flower cozies!

I found this wonderful tea cozy pattern in a New Idea magazine. I just love the flowers. Daffodils, Camellias and beautiful Pansies. I thought I'd share it with my clever crocheting friends. Maybe one day I might make some myself. :)


Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Shorts and skirts weather!

It's that time of year again. Today I didn't wear shorts, but I did don a skirt, the first since last Autumn (besides formal occasions). Sadly that also means its time to mow down the winter growth. (Legs and razors).
A few weeks ago I had a big order of comfy "Perfect Shorts". The day these were modelled was a cold and frosty morning.
If you would like some of these, they are Just $12, including postage Australia wide. Size 6mo to 6yo, $14 size 8-14.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012


It's that time of the year again, when poor neglected blogs full of dust and the occasional tumbleweed rolling by, come back to life. A bit like desert flowers after a rainstorm. ;)

With my usual timing I missed the first day. Ill start with a few pics of what I've made recently.
Today, an apron for a swap made from a vintage tablecloth and sheet.