Monday, March 28, 2011

Giant Patchy Cushion

Last week end I finished my giant patchwork cushion. I've had all of these fabrics for so long and as a couple are my favourites, namely the grey Flea Market Fancy, I had to get them off the shelf and into something usable.

Harvey was the first to test it out and give it the thumbs up.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Flea Market Finds

My lucky stars were shining down on me this week, I found so many great oppy buys, I'm still beaming from this little piece of wooden beauty. This lovely old fashioned sewing box is made of teak veneer and is in beautiful condition. I paid $20 and while I was looking at it a lovely old lady was admiring it and saying that she had one in her family, she had 3 sisters and sadly missed out on it as she wasn't the oldest. She told me it was a "beauty" and I should definitely buy it. My 7 year old was only too eager to replace the screws for some new shiny ones and re fit the handle. He now wants it as his tool box.....I think not!

Now.... what to use it for? I'm tempted to use it as a side table for my cuppa and a book or two.

But just look at this storage, both sides look like this and my thread and scissors are calling it......what would you use it for?

These vintage girly sheets were $12 and brand new, starched and pressed. The are way to pretty to cut up, they have already found their way onto Rosa's bed and she loves them.

And this pink, violet and cream wool Aussie made blanket will do the same come winter.

And a little bit of sunshine to add to this dreary Autumn day in Sydney....... 6 happy yellow napkins.

Hope you've had a happy week end, pop over to Sophie's for some other thrifty finds.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Flea Market Finds

Sick kiddies prevented me from op shopping last week so here's some bits picked up over the last couple of months.

One very orange and white cross stitch square table cloth. I love the simplicity of this.

I love this crochet round table cloth too, it's in perfect condition, I had plans to dye it but now I'm quite taken with the beige.

Some crochet pot holders which I don't think I will ever use but just liked them. I find this sort of colourful crochet comes in hand for Rosa's tea parties.

And this one my mum picked up for me, I love the teal and once again its perfect for Rosa's cubby and tea parties on the floor or a snuggle on the couch.

Pop on over to Sophie's for more fab finds.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Quilt for Queensland

I have finally finished my quilt to donate to the "Quilts for Queensland" appeal organised by the very thoughtful Corrie. Using 6.5" squares in girly fabrics from my stash, I made a single bed quilt perfect a tween or teen.

Who ever she is I hope her and her family are coping and getting back on their feet after the awful devastation earlier this year. I also hope she loves her new quilt.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Flea Market Finds

I've been having fun this week ducking into the local oppy here and there
Gotta love this retro ice bucket complete with tongs. I think I'll ditch the tongs and use it as storage in my sewing room.

Yet another piece of milk glass. This one was found when I walked past an alterations shop, my milk glass radar must be on, I mean who ever finds vintage crockery in such a shop.

Three linen tea towels in the best colours, #2 is of big lobsters on a beige background. I'm thinking a few clutch purses might be in order.

Some lovely linens and pretty needle work.

I'm going to try to use these three as yokes for some dresses or tops for Rosa. I love these!

What have you been finding this week? check out Shophie's to see some more.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Doll Quilt

Our little friend turned 4 last week, what better than a hand made gift for her dolly in red and green, her favourite colours. Happy Birthday Neve!