|Vintage costume jewellery.|
Here some lovely pictures of recent thrifting treasures.
I love the cherry brooch, and I might sew it on to a patch of contrasting vintage fabric, and wear it like that. Because the brooch flops forward: the pin is behind the cherries and is unbalanced.
I might do the same with the ( plastic) cameo; it is too prim by itself and needs some playfulness.
I totally adore the cross stitch embroidered tablecloth in the background! Only a few dollars and the stains came out completely...
|Old buttons and a bakelite buckle.|
4 Linen covered buttons which were often used on bedding fabrics.
And a handful of tiny, vintage mother-of-pearl buttons with carved decoration on them.
So small and so pretty.
|Soft pastels and fragile leaves.|
3 Old books for playing with; Shakespear, numbers and statistics, and a fairytale book with delicate drawings.
Also a packet of skeleton leaves for mixed media collage.
|Red, white and blue themed finds.|
And a funky dutch boy all embroidered, ready for use on a bag.
|Sweet old textiles.|
Two matching wool blankets in aqua colours, to upholster 2 old wooden chairs.
And a near new Waldorf doll. These are tricky to make and take a long time, and this is usually reflected in the price. I might have to sell it on.
|3 Kererus eating leaves.|
|And a tui singing.|
About 5 tuis are hanging around, and I have spotted 4 bellbirds all chasing each other.
They burst into short streams of song, very loudly. Just to impress each other.
At times they zoom right past you for a shortcut across the deck.
Then there are sparrows and wax-eyes chattering and peeping.
I have also been hearing a grey warbler in this little gulley, but I haven't seen it. I guess it's grey...
And last week my Dad spotted a kingfisher in the oak-tree. Very impressive, considering he is colourblind!
|Laying out the top layer of felt.|
|Lots of details.|
|Laying out the bottom of the hobbit hole.|