Wednesday, May 19, 2010

My Creative Space...

In my creative space today is this little birdie I stitched up for Charlies doll, Daisy. It's made from the most beautiful vintage wool I cut from a coat I got at the oppie the other day. It is the most glorious shade of blue. I put on some wool felt wings and stuffed it with the scrappy offcuts of alpaca wool I've been saving. I have grand plans for other wonderful goodies from this coat....hopefully my plans are within my ability, I'm not so sure!

Also in my creative space is my beautiful street... this is what I can see from my front verandah at the moment...

It is absolutely divine :) It's really Autumn here and I am loving it. Sitting out on the couch stitching my birdie and eating Tim Tams whilst sipping rooibos while Charlie naps.... heaven!

see more here!

Alpaca Hottie Cover- Mushrooms

My little alpaca wool hot water bottle cover made it on to the Made It mail out! Isn't that lovely. I only have two left now... so I'd better make some more hey?
Everyone needs on of these for winter, so get in quick people!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Flea Market Finds

I've a had such fantastic week of fabulous finds this week. 
The suitcase pictured above was give to me on Mothers Day upon Adam's return from the Sunday Market. It also came with friends, a beautiful red one and a very old brown number.  The beautiful wool coat I got this morning from the Daylesford Market. I've been searching for so long for a plaid wool coat such as this, but they are always too big and heavy. This one is perfecto so I was very happy!

But not as happy as Adam was when he purchased this awesome 1930's light box for an absolute steal! It was difficult to photograph, but it's for eye testing and is set in the most beautiful dark wood box. It has an amazing adjustable aperture on the bottom right, with a light behind it. We are going to build it into our house plans somehow! 

During the week we went on a driving adventure and hit some great country oppies. We bought way too much to photograph, but I got this sweet shelf and all it's lovely contents. A selection of tins for the wedding, two lovely jugs and some french jars.

I am obsessed with this duck egg blue colour , especially when it's combined with red and I adore the circus vibe of this tin.

Duck egg blue again! I love the shape of the Bessemer jug and the pattern on the little Japanese jug is so lovely. At $1 and $1.50, who could say no?

Some great vintage kids books, which will be used for cards and tags and bunting.


My personal favourite is 'Honey without money' which has the most adorable illustrations. So sweet.

And this set of vintage memory cards, which I almost passed up, but I'm SO glad I didn't! I have all sorts of ideas of these little guys.

I also got an unused Polaroid camera, with a flash and film for just $15-! I'm so thrilled with this because I really want to be able to take some Polaroids at the wedding. All in all it's been a fantastic week of thrifting!! I hope yours was too ;)

You can check out more Flea Market Finds here....

Pic's from the Glenlyon Market

The sun came out and we had such a lovely day at the gorgeous Glenlyon market today.


Magnificent fresh produce, amazing pasties that sold out too quickly, sweet scented candles, yummy preserves, fabulous clothes, second hand books, divine goats cheese....

and great company! ah... heaven! I do love a good community market! I finished up a perfect morning by getting my hand dirty in then garden then we drank a beautiful bottle of Veuve Clicquot we got for our engagement... thanks Biddy, Djad and GT! 

I do hope your Saturday was just as fabulous! :)

the Glenlyon Market now has a blog too.... you can see it here

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Custom Doll Orders

I've just put a custom doll listing up on Made It to make it easier for you to order your very own Ruby Doll.
Just click on the shop link over on the right :)
Ive also added a Flikr set (over on the right too) so you can check out other dolls with ease.

 There is also a few other goodies on there, including the alpaca hot water bottle covers.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Grossgrain Fabulous

Is this not the most divine frock you have ever seen? I'm totally in love! Sigh...
You too can be in to win it here.... The State Fair Frock Grosgrain Giveaway

Or this one...