Sunday, January 30, 2011

Flea Market Finds

So I was feeling a little grumpy this afternoon, the hubby had been overseas for a week which happened to be the last week of school holidays, my lovely children had been driving me a tad bonkers and a sore throat into the mix had me feeling a bit blah!

The remedy: a quick dash to my local oppy, with only 30 minutes to closing time I had to be quick.

Just when I thought I had seen all there was to see, this little treasure popped into my sight.

A stunning piece of milk glass .

These cute linen coasters, they are really tiny, only a 2.5 " square (the lady tells me they are for resting your sherry or port glass on)..........think I'll find another use as I don't drink sherry or port.

And a French casserole dish in almost new condition.

Suddenly I no longer feel grumpy, funny that!

For more finds pop over to Sophie's and have a look.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Flea Market Finds

My find this week is a fabulous vintage desk found at Vinnies in Wagga over the Christmas break. I paid a tiny $10 for it. The glass jar was rescued from my Grandma's shed, it was covered in dirt. Perfect for a fat bunch of pencils for the kids colouring table.

For more finds head over to Sophies.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Not so happy new year!

Well what a start to the year it's been. I have not been motivated to sew or blog at all, I know it has not been a happy start to the year for many Australians but I'm sure you will agree when you switch on your computer and see all of the fabulous things fellow bloggers are doing in relation to the terrible floods, it really lifts your spirits and makes you want to do all you can to help.

It's time for me now to get motivated and make a start on some quilt blocks and a quilt for Retro Mummy's Quilts for Queensland. Hop over and have a look at some of the beautiful quilts already donated.

In the meantime here are just a few things I made for Xmas pressies:

A slightly larger version of the bath mat featured in the 3rd issue of Fat Quarterly. I loved making this with the large Hexes, tedious at times but I got there in the end.

A giant house pillow similar to those I have seen on Etsy by mycakies.

And a hexagon cushion in the prettiest of girly fabrics.