Thursday, August 23, 2007

Flashback Friday appears i was born with great fashion sense!!!

(think this was my first "dress myself" day)

Monday, August 20, 2007

FINALLY, some new designs

Well it was about time I actually posted some "crafted" things on this here craft blog!!!

Hopefully I get them loaded onto Etsy soon!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Flashback Friday

hhhmmm...seems I've always been a a bit of a poser!! good to see the bowl cut was starting to grow out by this stage though!

Busy, busy, busy!!

Well kids, I have been super busy lately, crafting my little butt off. Lady Aimz and I are hosting a jewellery party at the end of august. It’s a little daunting, but it will be good fun.

So in preparation, I bought a HEAP of beads from this fantastic website – “Rubber Nation”. I highly recommend them!! I have been a busy little bee making earrings, necklaces, glasses cords, bracelets and book marks.

I will post some more pics later (my stupid internet has been throttled!!)

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Vintage Sesame Street

This video is why I loved dolls and kitties growing up. All I hope is when I have kids one day, they will appreciate the small pleasures like playing with doll houses (provided its a girl) rather than being hung up on playstations and nintendos..

This video still makes me happy!

Thrifing Tuesday

There is a devine little thrift shop down Blues Point Rd in North Sydney, (think it's called Poppy's) that I have been DYING to go into. Its only open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-3, and I finally got time to go in today.

It is run by two funny little old ladies who are just so precious.

Today I picked up 2 vintage gift cards, 9 tortoise shell buttons, and a minature box with 3 old medicine jars filled with tiny little beads.
I asked the price, and she "ummed and arrhhhed" for a few minutes - tyring to remember if the cards were 10c or 20c, and the beads box had what looked like 50c, but she said "hmm...looks like 5c"

I said "I'll give you $5 for the lot" just because I felt terrible taking a box of beads for 5c!!!! She bluntly refused and said "no dear, you can give me $2 for the lot thankyou very much"

I think she felt she was ripping me off, and I was (although stoked) embarassed by only paying $2!! Anyway, here's my "Thrifting Tuesday" booty!!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Thrifting Goodness..

I had a lovely stroll around the Rozelle Markets today- I haven't been there in yonks. The LNB (lovely new boy) came with me - in fact it was his suggestion!!! (what a find ;)!! )

I was drawn to purchase a million goodies, but restrained myself to the following items

2 Sweet little teacups and saucers - $2 each!!! They are so delicate - they're almost "dolls tea party" sized.

A set of floral print vintage cigarette cards. They were a little exy at $20 for the pack, but I just couldn't go past them!!

A Camellia (spl?) Tin for $5. It's a little damaged, but I just adored the colours. The pictures don't really do it justice, but they're really vivid blues and fuchsias.

And last but not least, a vintage (can 80's be called vintage yet???) Woman's Weekly Cookbook. My mum has this one too - and I cook a mean Strawberry Shortcake from it, so I decided to buy one for myself.

However, despite the Strawberry Shortcake recipe in it, I REALLY bought it for the killer recipe for "Brawn" in it.

One night, one of my girlfriends and I literally nearly wet ourselves reading the description...

mmmmmm...Yum. Come Summer, I'll be cooking some old fashioned Brawn

Lovely Mail

A HUGE thankyou to Pip from Meet me at Mikes for the lovely package I recieved on Friday, for being first to enter their Macaroni Competition!!

I was very spoilt with some beautiful items. When I opened the package I was greeted with a lovely red bag adorned with a very cute pic (Eloise Wilken I think?)
And inside was a mass of loveliness including some vintage stamps, 2 gorgeous handmade cards, and an adorable apron wrapped in a recepie of yesteryear...
The Apron...
A close up of the print on the Apron..

Again, a super huge thankyou!!!!!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Flashback Friday (even though it's thursday night..)

The lovley Pip from Meet me at Mikes has joined the "Flashback Friday" posting started by Anglea at Sew Your Own.

I loved the idea kids- so I'm joining in!!

This is me and my beloved Gram and Graf. I really love this picture. The retro feel, the purple lounges - brilliant!

25 odd years later and I STILL love dolls :)

(and will you just look at my little sausage legs!!)

More Lovely Pressies in the Mail...

The darling Feli from Life in Mono sent me a gorgeous little package in the mail for winning her guessing competition.
It included a stunning pair of earrings (that will no doubt adorn my ears this weekend), a pretty card and a dear little "thankyou" notebook.

I was delighted when I opened it all up - Thanks Feli!!!

Make sure you check out her site - it's filled with delightful little goodies!!

She Arrived!!

My new girl arrived in the mail today!! YAY

No idea what to name her though....any ideas???