Saturday, April 25, 2009

Meet Someone Clever

The lovely Rachel from Pink Lizzy Sews has interviewed me on her blog as part of her Meet Someone Clever Series. I am the first person she has interviewed for this and I feel extremely flattered. If you want to find out a little more about me then you can read the article here. If you don't then maybe you could have a look at her etsy store instead, she makes adorable children's clothing.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Sunday Stash #15

A little late, but better late than never I guess.

I got this fabric from Patchwork on Central Park. The gold printed parts have a finish like gold leaf. I am going to make it into brooches but I think it would be great made into a shirt.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Vote for Me! Please!

I found my Cross Stitch Rose brooch on etsy's latest Voter page for where you can vote for your favourite Eco Friendly item. The brooch is one of 60 items you can vote for. If you look in the photo above it is bottom row, second from the right. The top choices from the vote will be featured in etsy's Gift Guides so if you want to help my brooch get into the Gift Guides please send a vote my way.

You do have to be a registered etsy user to vote and you can only vote once per user name. The voting ends in 7 days so you have plenty of time to vote if you wish to.

P.S. In case you were wondering etsy have classed the brooch as eco friendly because I made it from a vintage napkin.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Sunday Stash #15

This fabric is from a mint condition vintage pillow slip that I found opp shopping. I have already made some of it into a brooch which I will be listing in my etsy store.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter!

It's hard to resist chocolate at Easter time as it seems to be every where you look. And not just any chocolate but Easter egg chocolate which we all know tastes better than your normal run of the mill chocolate that you can find any time of the year.

The only chocolate I ever request at Easter time these days is a Red Tulip Elegant Bunny. Mum used to buy one for us when we were kids and then stopped doing so when we got a little too old for bunnies. Maybe having one at Easter makes me feel like a kid again but I love the outfits they wear and of course I LOVE the Easter egg chocolate taste. If you could buy Easter eggs all year round that is probably the only chocolate I would buy.

I have a have a milk chocolate and white chocolate Elegant Bunny to share this Easter. Of course there were no white chocolate bunnies when I was a kid but I am prepared to overlook that fact.

Happy Easter!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sunday Stash #14

I have been a little slack with my Sunday Stash's recently so I thought I would make an effort today. This fabric combo I picked up at the Amitie stall at the Stitches and Craft Show a few weeks ago when it came to Melbourne.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Camberwell Rotary Sunday Markets

I went to the Camberwell markets on Sunday. The photo shows my haul from the excursion. I can’t believe I have been in Melbourne for over 2 years and it has taken me this long to get there. It felt like I was in vintage heaven.

For those of you not in Melbourne, it’s a trash and treasure market and that’s exactly what you will find plus everything in between. If you are after vintage and collectibles it’s the place to go apparently. All the goodies I bought were vintage - fabric, buttons, a beautiful tin and an embroidered tablecloth still in it’s packaging.

I went on my own which means I could browse to my hearts content and I didn’t need to worry about anyone else getting bored. There are around 350 stalls so it takes a while to get through them all especially if you want to go back and have a second look.

If Camberwell was close to home I would probably be there every Sunday but because it is a bit of a trek from my house I think I will have to be content with once a month. I can't wait until my next visit.