Saturday, September 17, 2011

Just a few things that made me smile this week

Its been over a week since I last posted on my blog. I must confess I've been feeling a little blue lately. Nothing serious! I'm just a bit disappointed that I had to postpone a holiday that I'd been planning (and really needing) for some hoo :-) It hasn't helped that the weather has been miserable here in Ballarat. What better way to cheer myself up than to do a bit of thrift shopping. It's getting so hard these days to find any vintage in op shops but I managed to find these.... heaps of vintage 70's brown cotton fabric with sweet children's print......a little Pyrex dish ( a freebie..yippee!)....vintage 70/80's bed sheet with the cutest storybook print....and a tiny ceramic cat.
I really felt like doing some sewing this week. These vintage fabric flower brooches turned out really well I think. I showed them to my husband and 19yr old daughter and they weren't that impressed, but I really like them.
I love these two books - Modern Vintage Style by Emily Chalmers and Vintage Craft Workshop by Cathy Callahan. I had ordered them some time ago and completely forgotten about it, so I was pleasantly surprised when they showed up at my front door this week. New books...Yay!
Here are a few images taken from Vintage Modern Style.....

....and Vintage Craft Workshop.

**Another thing that made me smile this week was finding out my little craft shop SweetnKitsch is currently the 2nd top seller on Craftumi...YAY! A big THANK YOU to all my lovely customers.

Have a great weekend everyone :-)


  1. Your brooches are gorgeous! I love the photo with all the different wallpapers, that would be a dream room for me. I love chaos.

    E :)

  2. love that fabric, love those brooches, love that emily chalmers book! have been in love with her style since buying 'spaces'. happy sunday! xx

  3. Well looks like you found plenty of things to cheer you up! the weather is sure to be getting nicer soon too!Well done with your craftumi shop - your stuff is so gorgeous :)