Here's what I have been up to and things that have made me happy over the last few days:
I have been stichin and bitchin, but after alot of both (sewing is a stressful business for me and my little old Janome!) I ended up with this
yep, it's my vintage sheet quilt...
it's no log cabin, but gosh I'm proud!
another pic to show-off my handy-work (ha-ha)
and one more because I am not a sewer and I can't believe how well it turned out!
I made the pillowcases too...w-e-l-l that's stretching the truth a little...I bought the doilies from the op-shop for one dollar, very wonkily embroided sweet dreams on them, (this is where the bitchin comes in...there was plenty of swearing when I realised I'd embroided the dreams doily the wrong way round...and there is no such thing as a quick unpick by the way!) and sewed them onto a pair of vintage, op-shopped pillowcases.
I've also been bakin
lemon meringue cupcakes
I know, just call me Nigella!
recipe from small things simple pleasures
same place as those yummy brownies...
And I've been shoppin too
I'm pretty sure I bought all the treasure
all this for fifteen dollars!
and there's way more than it looks like in pic...I'll be posting about this stuff for a while! Vintage tablecloths, tea towels, aprons, the most beautiful hankies (still gift boxed!) etc etc ETC
O.K. I'm going to stop dropping my "g's"
I also received a lovely surprise from Scarlett during the week, look
I l-o-v-e that gorgeous West Australian tea towel
Scarlett says in her Elvis card (what else?) "the medal has been blessed so it should bring you plenty of bargain hunting luck lol" Well if today is anything to go by, I think it's working already Scarlett!
It was a great week for mail, because I also received these
vintage inspired postcards
my prize from this lovely blog
(check out Micaela's post on the very gorgeous Charlotte Gainsbourg)
While I'm talking about receiven (sorry, couldn't help myself) my Mum gave me this little doll
another thing that made me happy...
And now I'd better say cheerio because this has turned into a marathon post. Just a tea towel...promise.
this one's for you Nick...
strange that the little apples around the edge are orange?