Tuesday, April 19, 2011

vintage sheet swap - exhale

oh my goodness. I do not relish the task of poor lady green tea and nails for the vintage sheet swap.

My FQ's are washed, ironed (!!!), snipped and ripped, folded (thanks kirsty), stacked, wrapped, packed and soon en route to queensland...

Would love to be on the end of all of those parcels... Until I had to organise and send them all on their merry way again... Thanks Kellie.

And this one i cannot help but share. Oh that bottom...

Monday, April 18, 2011

the incredibles

right here
the incredibles
super bern

flea market finds

Spent a glorious few hours shopping and chatting and looking and asking, and wishing, at the perth antique and collectors fair on Saturday...

Blew cash on these two items:

a piece of barkcloth, now all matchyd up with some colour inspirations, trying to work out how to become a bedspread....(dare i say quilt??)
quilt colour  3

and these fabbo roadside safety lights direct from the uk - they seem to have at least 3 coasts of paint (red, yellow and the now green) have gorgeous inlaid red glass, and they are waiting for a party...
rail lights

Lucky in love with these at the local oppy for 99c each last week:

More finds here:

Saturday, April 16, 2011

bark bark bark

was all excited about the coming of winter, with snuggy warms onto beds:
then it topped 30 again...

but got all excited today when i found this:

Thursday, April 7, 2011

our creative CHAIRS - before, during & after

So, these chairs came from Coota, and just LOOK AT THEM NOW!


dURING: the puzzlement


Without my Dad, these would have weathered another 50 years, now they are just my kind of matchy-matchy... Upholstered with echino oilcloth from purl soho, stained in Black Japan then glossed, and wrangled back together with pursed lips, sweat and tears (surprisingly no blood!).
(repeat after me, i will never try to refurb chairs to a deadline again...)

creative juices here

Tuesday, April 5, 2011