Monday, 2 April 2012

Crown Lynn Love...

It's madness around here! Absolute madness! My daughter (Megan, 25), will be home for a holiday in a few days and I want to have baking done, room ready and events planned before she gets here. She went to Perth a year ago to start her nursing career and have an adventure. I have missed her so much and I am so excited! Megan had her birthday last week and her younger sister Sam is turning 23 on Saturday. There will be combined celebrations and there is much to do. I feel like the white rabbit!

Sam and Megan

I haven't had a lot of luck when out rummaging this past week so it's back to the archives again...

I fell in love with Crown Lynn about five years ago. I have been collecting it ever since. I really love the colours and the basic shapes but I would say it's more to do with nostalgia and well... I am terribly patriotic too. (Or maybe I am just obsessed with collecting?) At first I collected anything I could find related to Crown Lynn, but have since culled my collection and kept only my absolute favourites. Sadly I have not photographed it all but I thought I would share some that I have recorded. These didn't make it into my collection because they are either double-ups or I swapped them for what I wanted.

Double-ups of the 'Colour Glaze' Crown Lynn

Crown Lynn Tulip Duo
(sugar bowl and creamer in background)

Pink Gingham Crown Lynn
(egg cup and pin dish in foreground)

Sesame Street Breakfast Bowl


Fiesta Duo

Hmmm can't remember the name of this one.

Colour Glaze
(what I call the 'man' tea cup)

Beehive Mixing Bowl


Colour Glaze
(more double-ups of the 'man' tea cups. Great coffee cups!)

New York

Colour Glaze Breakfast Bowls

Blue Band

Small off-white Vase

Moonglow in Orange

Chicken Egg Cup

Colour Glaze Tulip Duos
A repeat photo but apt for this post :-)
(these were double-ups of my collection)

When I get around to it I will photograph my collection. There are some awesome colours in the Colour Glaze range and I discover new ones all the time.

Have a fantastic week :-)

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Sunday, 25 March 2012

Am I Living in the Matrix?...

Don't you think it's weird how you find what you are looking for or what you need? I wonder sometimes if I live in the Matrix? When I think about an item that I'm interested in or need and then bam... There it is. I'm talking about the next day or the next oppy or garage sale I go to. Is it coincidence? Is it spirit guides? Am I psychic?

Here are a few items where that happened...

Bowls - New Zealand Native Wood
Soooo many uses for these.

Bowls - New Zealand Native Wood
I love the feel too.

Mixture of Sewing Thread
Because I'm always running out.

Mixture of Sewing Thread
It's just so expensive.

Sewing Pattern
Have not attempted this yet.

Sewing Pattern
Or this one.

Sewing Pattern
Ahem or this one!

Alphabet Blocks
So the visiting kiddies have something to play with...
while we bitch over a cuppa.

Monopoly Game
Got to have one!

Scrabble Game
For epic family arguments.

Vintage Suitcases
For storing my fabric stash.

Vintage Suitcase
For more fabric stashing.

Check out some fabulous treasure at Flea Market Finds and Thrift Share Monday

Monday, 19 March 2012

Sunday, 18 March 2012

From the Gods of Opportunity...

Bahahahaha she bellows on her thrifty throne... Gazing upon her gleaming treasures with pride... Look! Look at what the gods of opportunity have granted moi!

Catherineholm Casserole (this was actually a gift)

Lipstick red Duraware cup and saucer $1

Crispy cotton single sheets $2

Hand mirror 20c

Liqueur glasses $4

Midwinter coffee set $10

Petrol coloured glasses $3... A full set of six...unheard of!

Bob Steiner tea pot $5... Perfect for a Mad Hatters tea party!

Sylvac vase $1

Mary Lou doll $2... Who doesn't need one of these in their toy box!

I look forward to seeing what you have all found for your kingdoms here at Flea Market Finds

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Bunting for Babes...

We are expecting a great niece to be born any minute now. Her name will be Charlotte, (Charlie for short). I made her bunting flags a while ago but the bias binding I wanted was out of stock until now. So I am sewing it on tonight if I get a chance. The fabric is matched to the nursery curtains.

When I bought the fabric, I bought more than needed as there was a really good sale on. I arrived home, washed and dried the fabric then got stuck in...

I was a machine I tell you! I ironed, I measured, I cut, I sewed, I turned, I ironed... Until every flag was done...

Why I thought... Why does it look like I have too many flags? Shrug...

After laying the flags out to the measurements my niece gave me, I still had too many flags. I had used up all of the fabric, forgetting I had bought extra. I had made 16 METERS! ... Yes you read that right... 16 meters of bunting, (that's without gaps between the flags)... DOOFUS!

But hey! That's ok because another great niece will be born in May and her bunting will already be made. The mummies are sisters so they will just think that I will be trying to keep it all matchy matchy fair. I have two more babes to make bunting for so I will get to put some different combos together then.

I made myself a patchwork scarf too. I used left over cotton fabric scraps and soft charcoal wool for the backing (thrifted). It's extra long so I can double it around my neck and thread it through the looped end. It looks way better on. Especially with a black dress (which i wear often)...

I am making similar scarves from recycled woollen jumpers and I am so excited about them... If they turn out any good I will look at selling them in my shop.

Speaking of my shop... I am new to selling on 'Felt' and I never anticipated how excited I would be when I made a sale... What an ego boost it is! I love the whole process of packing a brooch up into a little parcel and walking to the post box...

I made a few new brooches this week. Same designs, different colour combos... But that is another post I think :-)

Linking to 'Our Creative Spaces' 

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Domestic Diva...

I have been blissfully consumed with my sewing this week and I have not left the home unless it was to get more supplies. I am hankering for a good day of oppy shopping for sure!

But... Fear not! I have yet more of my vintage finds from the archives to contribute...

Crown Lynn tea cups

Catherineholm casserole pot

Linking up at Sophies for more fantastic Flea Market Finds