Sunday, June 28, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Ok so if that's a bad day for me, I guess I shouldn't really complain! On the upside, I received a lovely package in the mail from my mum. She has been out scouting op shops for all things doily related and this is a sneak peek of the little treats she gathered for me. Stay tuned to see what cute things they get 'upcycled' into. Can't wait to get started.
I also dropped into Reverse Garbage and picked up tons of zippers and the most amazing stash of discarded upholstery fabrics, mainly from Freedom and Jimmy Possum. They are gorgeous and were destined for landfill, but now, thanks to Reverse Garbage, they will find new lives as ReJenerate handbags. Cool.
PS I do have lots of lovely new creations waiting to get uploaded into my shop, but by the time I struggled through peak hour traffic I got home too late to take any decent photos. But it won't be long!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Yesterday I decided I'd had enough of the freezing, rainy weather stopping my daily jog so I took on Mother Nature during a break in the downfalls. Never a good plan, I should know by now that I am no match for Mother Nature.
I failed to take into consideration the enormous lentil burger I had inhaled for lunch and about half way through my run I had a killer stitch and had to stop to walk. Of course, at that point it started to pour with rain so I was left pathetically half walking, half running, looking like a drowned rat!
Today I am feeling a cold coming on and I am reminded not to mess with Mother Nature.
So I am daydreaming about suddenly being transported into the lovely court yard above with a handful of girlfriends, some cruisy tunes and a few pitchers of margaritas. Mmmmm.
Photo from here.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Well there sure seem to be some mixed opinions running around the interweb about 18 year old British photographer/Flikr sensation, Rosie Hardy. But I think it's hard to deny that the girl's got talent, so I thought I'd share a couple of her pics with you.
I mentioned a while back how much I was enjoying the progression into Autumn and how I knew I would be eating my words as soon as winter really set in. And I was right, I'm really cold. Is it summer yet?
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Just as I was through cramming my latest op shop find into my over-stuffed cupboard I stumbled upon this pic on the net. What a cute and clever idea! I think I will have to steal this one and start putting my plates on the walls because my cupboards are going to downright refuse any further inventory shortly.
This pic is from the house of Etsy seller, Tif Fussell who runs dottieangel. I'm also loving her kitchen nook below.
And at $15, I'm not beating myself up too much :)
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Lots of pretty packages being sent off today. The walk to the post office was FREEZING! I am now back inside, drinking a steaming mug of tea and watching the Mr roasting pumpkin to make roast pumpkin soup. Yum.
I have listed another 'Little Splash of Vintage Clutch' that matches yesterday's listing, Slouchy Samara. After all, one must have a clutch to match one's handbag.
See more here.
Monday, June 8, 2009
I had so much fun working with a lovely American bride recently on this bridal clutch and set of coordinating bridesmaids clutches for all of her fave girls.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
'Waste Not, Want Not' isn't that what your mum always told you?
This is the inspiration behind my new range of oversized clutches which use vintage linens, doilies and other cute salvaged bits n pieces.
The people who 'wasted' this divine (and unused!!) vintage baby's pillow slip will certainly be left 'wanting' after they see how it has been combined with some salvaged denim and 'rejenerated' into a trendy oversized clutch.
Just don't tell mum she was right.
See more here.