The last few weeks have been busy and interesting with daughter around...mind you we've done plenty of lazing about, eating and sipping tea....(ok maybe a couple of wines as
well:-)) but yesterday she headed to Adelaide which will now be her home. It'll be wonderful having her so close, though when l say CLOSE it's all relative isn't it, as some would say 600 ks is a long way away, but previous to this move she was more than a thousand ks (and a capital city) away....so now it seems like an itsy cruise up the road....l hope to visit soon and help with some painting in her new digs.
l was thinking about making a liner for this old wooden box but instead decided to pop a pillow case in there....that way l can change it easily if l needs it to be another colour.
Although many of the opshops have been (and still are) closed over Christmas we managed to find a couple that were open, and l came across these lovely pointe slippers....pretty.... but really NOT very practical are they?? They must be so painful to dance in with those wooden blocks in the toes.
l'm not a big doll collector (unless you count vintage Barbies:-)) but this fairy was found in an antique shop about 20 years ago and l've never been able to part with her.
When we were kids we lived in an old Victorian house which had central steps leading up to the front door and either side of the steps were huge (mature) hydrangea bushes.....l loved their bountiful blooms every Summer and they've been on my TO PLANT wish list forever, but we never had the right spot to plant them in...Then when hubby built an arbour out the back a few years ago l was hopeful that the end wall might provide the perfect micro climate for a couple of plants and FINALLY....these (first ever) blooms are the result...l know they look a little wilted but they were probly in need of some water by this stage:-))
My Sister gave me the awesome lace bag for Christmas....l love it... thanks Sis.
The romantic country (mag) arrived the day before Christmas, which made me ALMOST do the happy dance (l prob'ly would have if l knew how that went:-))....Shown with part of my vintage plastic bangle collection.
While my daughter was visiting l didn't make or do a single crafty thing......just as well she was on the job, she found lots of fabrics she liked in the spare wardrobe and whipped up these lovely blooms....l found the vintage check tablecloth for her, l was thinking it was a little "Granny Chic" and something she might like ??
....she made a LOT of flowers.
l stuffed this 1940's tin with cottons, buttons (the tablecloth) and crochet needles as part of daughters' Christmas present....turns out it was a little bit useful:-))
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your kind and caring comments....and for those of you here in Oz, l very much hope you and your families (and homes) are able to stay safe and unharmed from the many fires that are blazing around our country. Thinking of you...
Til next time,