Saturday, October 17, 2009

op-shopping : vintage glamour on a budget

I had my best fashion find ever at the local oppy this week.
This fabulous 3 piece 60's tailored suit .
Fully lined. Gorgeous cranberry wool twilly fabric ( okay I idea watcha call it but I love it ! )
All in all...totally divine. Do you think?? or am I totally biased ??? I wish the cool weather would come back so I can wear it winter is such a long way away...sigh ! much as I would like this to be's not ! This is my friend modelling ...she is gorgeous !
Call me camera shy !

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

little tweetheart blogtoberfest giveaway

My parents travelled to Japan 10 years ago. Mum brought back some lovely pieces of vintage kimono fabric for me, which until recently have lay carefully wrapped in the original packaging.
3 months ago I unveiled them again and starting planning and scheming a quilt top design that I could best display these pieces in. I found the design needed a little more fabric than I had so popped it to the side until I had sourced more fabric.
Well...imagine my delight when I came across the giveway being hosted by little tweetheart as part of Blogtoberfest !! Fingers , toes and any other body part..crossed !!!
Pop over and have a look...and make sure you also visit her post about the Rainbow Present.
I am keeping that idea up my sleeve !
x PJ x

Saturday, October 3, 2009

hoot - hoot

owl book ends, originally uploaded by unpicking is the pits!.

Aren't these guys just gorgeous ?
Kitschy , vintage and cute! They tick all the boxes.I inherited these owl book ends from my maternal grandmother.They are in perfect nick. I can remember them sitting on her they are taking pride of place on mine .
I snapped this photo some time ago and came across it I thought I would share a little owl love with you !
( reading Nova's post ..thought she might like a looksy too ! )

x PJ x

Thursday, October 1, 2009

tulips and bees ....quilting bees !

Well, we survived the freezing cold conditions in Canberra for Floriade. It is a wonder there were any tulips left with the gale force winds !

Beautiful tulips, but must admit,I was frozen to the bone so I couldn't wait to get back in the car and drive to the mall. What luck ! A fabulous new Hobbysew had opened there with a great array of fabrics so I spent an hour or so warming myself up while browsing ( and buying ....sshh.. don't tell DH ).

These are my blocks for Amy for the ANZAC quilting bee. They proved to be a challenge in that I had to think outside the square..but I am pleased with the final result .I hope Amy is also.

Have you seen the latest blocks in the Quilt Project ? The quilt will be on display in Melbourne for one evening only, here are the details .

School holidays start at 3.10 pm tomorrow. I have been busy gathering ideas for crafty ventures to keep the children occupied over the next 2 weeks. First on the list is some goop ! definitely an outside activity.
Any links to some great sites with kids craft activities greatly appreciated !

x PJ x