Thursday, 21 May 2009

Where have I been?

Busy as a beaver in my studio, creating all sorts of things and working on the secret project!

I have discovered a new love for felting, and have been scouring the op shops for woollen jumpers to felt down so that I have a delicious supply of felt for new brooch designs. I'll take some pics tomorrow and show you the new ideas. Let's just say alpaca and merino shrink a lot when you launder them the way you're not supposed to!

A lovely arrival also landed on my doorstep. All the way from my fabric coop in the USA. Have a looksie at this box of absolute delight...



Michael Miller overload!! I have gallons of the Rocket Rascals now. I'm seriously in love with that spacey print. More bags and smocks to come in that soon.

I've overcome my hurdle on the secret project (thanks Jodie) and am coming along in leaps and bounds. Perhaps I will let you in on a little bit of what it is... you can put things in it and little kiddies might like it! The goal is to knock it over by the end of next week. Wish me luck!

I have an op shop which is quite close to where I live. I thought it opened every Thursday morning but it was always closed when I visited. But when I visited on the correct day it was open... Wednesday... I discovered the mother lode of button collections. I purchased one big bag which happened to be a blue collection and found some beauties within.



I just love the black button with the flower transfer, the mid blue button with the tiny flowers embossed and the greeny-jade flower buttons too. Next week I'm aiming to find some red buttons to add to the collection.

And of course, I just happened to cast my eyes across to the cookbook section and wouldn't you know it??! There were a couple of 50's cookbooks there that I don't already own. I thought I would share a few recipes from the latest find. Perhaps you'll serve the third recipe on the children's milk drinks list for the kiddies this weekend? And perhaps the lamb salad for yourself. Bear in mind this is a recipe book for a blender....






10 comments:

Jodie said...

OMG those drinks are child abuse!!!

angelique said...

Peanut butter is good but who would put it in milk. Those women of the fifties they were so ahead of their time!!!!

CurlyPops said...

Eeeewwww! I love my blender, but there are some things that really really shouldn't go in.
I'm anxiously waiting for another sneak peek at the secret project.

thornberry said...

I am still waiting for the day when I happen upon one of those button stashes - need to spend more time in the oppy! As for the blender meals - the less said the better. And my curiousity has been piqued about your secret project - will Jodie tell if I twist her arm enough?

Julianne said...

Liver? LIVER? IN MILK THAT YOU DRINK?

Gagg, Ewwww, Gross, Foul, Freaking DISGUSTING!

Seriously, that is nasty.

Also, Lamb Salad should never, ever be a liquid meal.

Wrong, wrong, just wrong.

Gillian said...

Great buttons. I look forward to hearing more about your secret project.

Selina said...

mmmm, liver milkshake, sounds fabulous!! hehe!

Cass said...

Lovely fabrics and buttons

Amy (badskirt) said...

You can't go wrong with gallons of space kids. Mine are on order. Again!

mmmm... buttons!

Jan said...

Re the recipes - yum yum (not!) Love the buttons; what a great find.