Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Fabulous fete finds

Brunswick South West school fete is always a winner, I always head straight to the 2nd hand stalls in the hall and find some great bargains.
This year I found some terrific items for work, I was super excited to find this rocker board,which has been on my wish list for a while!
Of course the only down side is I then had to carry a heavy wooden rocker, large play mat, and bag of books, puzzles, games & cd's around ( lucky I had Tigerboy with me to grudgingly help!)  - we had to make a trip back to the car to unload, then go back for a second look!

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Saturday morning Savers

Tigerboy has started playing tennis on Saturday mornings and was to have had today off but was asked to fill in for another player. My H had already planned to go fishing this morning,  so I got tennis duty. 
Those who know me will understand my complete lack of both ability and interest in anyrhing sporting.  Especially tennis. Ever since I was a kid, as soon as my parents would turn the tv to the tennis, I would leave the room and go read a book. Some one at one end hits a ball, someone at the other end hits it back-yada yada yada yawn yawn yawn. No offence, but I would rather watch paint dry.  Ditto pretty much any other sport.  Equestrian events- show jumping, dressage, cross country- are about the only sports I can watch and enjoy ( mainly because there is still that horse mad kid inside me!).
So once we got to tennis this morning, I went for a walk. 45 mins walking around the sports grounds, then  I walked down to Sydney Road to nip into Anne's fabrics for some white cotton lawn to finish making a dress ( when I tried it on I realized it needed some lining!). But most of the shops don' t open til 10 on Saturday!
Savers was open though- yay!  I hardly ever go there as  I prefer the little independant op shops, but I had  20 mins to fill in, and I found some wonderful treasures!  The best one was this sprouting set- it was meant to be, because in the last few days I have been looking at a packet of sprout seeds and thinking about trying to grow sprouts again, and then I spotted this! Looking forward to some home grown salad sprouts in a few days!

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Sewing yet more dresses!

I just realised that I haven't blogged about my most recent sewing - more dresses based on my 6602/ sew different mash up.

The first black- grey combo was made for one of my best friends, a funky new outfit to wear to work this year ( along with the necklaces I made her for Christmas!)

This one ( for me)  in shades of grey is cut slightly smaller for a closer fit
Plus I made a top- based on my favourite peppermint tee pattern- but sewn in non stretch cotton. $3 per metre when super cheap fabrics were closing the Roxy store last year. I bought a couple of metres so have a boxy top cut out of it too.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Vintage op shop pattern shopping

If I spy a box of sewing patterns at an op shop I can't resist looking through, you just never know what treasures you might find! 
Like these recently found treasures- unopened 70's patterns, an 80's dress ( hey it has pockets!) and a dressing gown pattern which will come in handy one day if I need to make some Jedi robes!