Wednesday, January 19, 2011

How embarrassing....heading towards two years since I wrote anything on here! Needless to say that I been op shopping heaps and it would take many pages to list all the stuff I have purchased.

Anyway, I promise to try and blog a little more in 2011.

At the moment I am loving vintage dresses, especially the pre-1970 ones. I have been lucky in my travels and have found a few recently in small country op shops on the route between where I live now and where I grew up. The only downside is that many of them are synthetic and while they look great, I live in a rather warm tropical climate; which means I may end up a smelly melted mess if I wear them during the day! But its OK, I get plenty of opportunity to wear them in winter, mostly our winter is fairly mild.

I was in search of some material yesterday to make a library bag for my son, as it came to my notice he starts school next week! With all the floods around and cutting off the roads to the major coastal towns I realised I needed to get some right now! I went to the normal fabric shops and was aghast at the prices they wanted for a printed fabric, boy appropriate! Thankfully I found some blue corduroy in one of my usual op shop haunts, so for $3 I got enough material to make one for my son and one for my nephew.

Even though that was my reason for going to the op shops, I also picked up three very cute couldn't help myself! Will post pics once I 1. Wash them; and 2. I find my camera.

OK, must be off, got to make the library bags and cover school books! (First child at school, lol!)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Op Shops Ahoy!

I can't wait until next Thursday.....

A girlfriend and I are going opshoping together sans all but one little kidlet - thank goodness for daycare and grandparents!

We are going to hit the shops of Rocky with a passion rarely seen in cow town before......

Look out Rock Vegas we are on a mission!

(and it will be a great day to just spend together, something we haven't done for years)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

So these were my material finds yesterday. All of the real retro ones (that are only small pieces) are going into a quilt that I will make.... one day!
That last one, I was thinking about making a simple shift dress for little Buddha - maybe with a cute little pair of tights or leggings?
As for the rest...I have no ideas - yet!

Monday, June 22, 2009

If anyone out there finds this pattern, can they please let me know? I think its one that I want to collect....

It is Alfred Meakin "Hillingdon"

Thanks :)
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As little Buddha getting her groove on to Buddy Holly out in the carport!
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And now for my most exciting find for the day......

For the princely sum of $20 and gen -u -iron radiogram!

And it works!

Well, I get sound from the radio part....but its no surprise that I get no radio stations...they are shocking out here even with a U-beaut brand new radio....hopefully they will be better out at the farm.

And the record player works....and the sound is amazing!

Will post a picture of Buddha grooving away to Buddy Holly in a moment.
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Another great find...hopefully they will fit my friend.....Never been worn, not a mark on the soles!

At the same place I picked up a few more sewing patterns and a handful of zips and a couple of pieces of material. (will post pictures of the material after I finish washing it)
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