Archive for the ‘thrifted’ Category

hoppity-hoppity

Sep
2014
30

posted by on applique, chatter, crafty, crochet, cross stitch, dolls, embroidery, family, felt, homely, knitting, patchwork, quilts, sewing, thrifted, upholstery, woollen blankets

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Well!  You’ll need to settle down with a lovely cup of something to read this one!  The lovely and creative Rebecca of Needle and Spindle asked me to participate in this little bloggity hop, where we get to ramble on about the whole creative process as it fits into our lives.  It’s taken me hours [...]

posted by on furniture, sewing, thrifted

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If you happen to follow my instagram, you may have noticed that I picked up a truly dreadful piece of hard rubbish a couple of weeks back.  I was on my way into university to have documents certified for the final grad interview the next day, when I spied an old 60s (?) desk outside [...]

posted by on chatter, cross stitch, family, homely, patchwork, quilts, thrifted, vintage sewing machines, woollen blankets

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:: lamps were lit very very early :: corners were tidied and reorganised :: the perfect vintage blanket was unearthed from the sewing shed :: mail from Japan was rescued from the leaky mail box, delighted over, and ideas were hatched :: borders were chopped and stitched and pressed – the material so very pretty [...]

posted by on embroidery, family, far south new south wales, needlepoint, thrifted

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I truly do find that my imagination runs the richest when I’m sitting quietly, hands busy with simple repetitive work.  Slipping the needle up and down, filling in large swathes of background on a needlepoint for hours on end may sound dull to some, but to me – goodness, I can build and decorate a [...]

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Monday morning … Abby returned to school, Mum and Lucy headed back across the Gippsland to their beachside home, and I had the whole day ahead of me.  It was so bleak and cold – with a heavy hand of dampness to the air – the lovely thing to do would be light the lamps, [...]

kitchen day

Jul
2014
16

posted by on chatter, cooking, family, homely, moomins, our furry children, patchwork, quilts, thrifted, woollen blankets

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My it’s so cold at the moment.  Our breath is frosted even in the kitchen (no! don’t give in! don’t give in! leave the heating off!). But oh it’s so lovely to be home, home, home!  This being day three of my return to a time of quiet and domesticity – and I’m loving it. [...]

the napping quilt

May
2014
16

posted by on patchwork, quilts, thrifted, woollen blankets

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Forgive me all the photos – the golden afternoon light, the glowing warm red of the brick wall, the lush grass, the cheery blue of the chair … it was all so pretty. This is the napping quilt.  I started this six years ago – I think it was a fat quarter bundle of a [...]

posted by on crafty, family, needle felting, thrifted, travels

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Such a grey and icy day.  The light was thin and scanty.  So, I did as Lucy does, and followed it – to a little sofa under the window, piled high with quilts and cushions.  Cosy indeed.  Supplies were gathered.  Plans were hatched for a set of little travelling cups that my Aunty Anne found [...]

a table cloth skirt

Apr
2014
23

posted by on clothes, sewing, thrifted

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Did you notice the Australian wildflowers table cloth in last night’s post?  On a lovely heavy cotton/linen blend, with colours so rich and pretty?  I found it at the oppie recently.  Now, truth be told, if you’d dressed your table in this cloth back in the 80s or 90s, I’d have given a little eye [...]

posted by on beach, chatter, crafty, family, homely, knitting, needle felting, nursing, patchwork, quilts, thrifted

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Oh my goodness … 2014, what a year you are shaping up to be!  Almost four months past and I’ve barely caught my breath.  Now tonight, here I sit in my layers of wool and sheepskin slippers.  The bed is laden with blankets and quilts.  The rain patters outside.  Summer has well and truly finished. [...]

posted by on chatter, cooking, embroidery, family, homely, our furry children, outside, patchwork, thrifted, woollen blankets

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There you go – last week I thought it was the 44th week of this fine year – alas, I was a week behind myself.  So here we are, seven days later and yet an extra week ahead. Never mind, it’s almost the end of the year.  And I have only one exam left.  Ooooh [...]

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~ soaking the Christmas fruit ~ ~ hanging out the washing when the sun is rich and warm ~  ~ oh the yumminess of spring rhubarb ~  ~ a stack of newly bought cushion inserts, waiting for their pretties ~ ~ after school smoothies with my girl ~ ~ putting these funny hard rubbish cushions [...]