Now that the kids are settled back in to school, I’m feeling that ‘Happy New Year’ vibe again with renewed excitement about my creative working year ahead! I have set a schedule for activities during the week, and allowed myself a wee bit of time for one of my fave pastimes, op-shopping.
My son’s High School is just minutes from some of my favourite haunts, so once every couple of weeks I plan to take full advantage! Here’s what I picked up last week:
- A small country-style tray complete with a wooden love heart attached,
- One glass pear
- Two china teacups,
- A small glass dish
How gorgeous are these? I need to find somewhere special to display them.
I got a bit carried away with photographing the glass pear. It’s incredibly photogenic though… the reflections, the crisp edges… it’s almost good enough to eat!
I also picked up this grey cardigan several weeks back with a view to prettying it up…
… using ideas from this book:
I just love the cardigan on the front cover and want to recreate it. This is a really stunning book written by one of my favourite fabric designers, Sandi Henderson. I also found it really interesting to learn recently that Sandi is daughter-in-law to one of THE doll-making gurus, Elinor Peace Bailey… and that Elinor’s daughter is the very talented textile designer, Laura Gunn. What a talented family! And I love all three of them!
Anyways, if you are interested in making the most of your stash, with a love of recycling and repurposing -head on over to Jenny’s blog. Jenny is focussing on repurposing during 2012 and is encouraging readers to join in by giving away one copy of Sandi Henderson’s stunning book! Head on over to this post to find out details to be in the draw! As always, Jenny will be offering up plenty of inspiration to get your creative cogs a 'turning!!!
It’s Sunday morning here, I’ve had a nice cup of coffee, have read some books with my sweet Rosie, and am now going to take our cheeky little pooch for a walk – maybe stopping at the park on the way so that Rose can have a swing. Life is GOOD!
Catch you round like a Fruit Loop!
Hugs! Vikki xo