Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Tulip Etimo Rose Crochet Hooks

I saw these crochet hooks online and couldn't resist - I love pink and I love to crochet, so these are just perfect for me. They were a little expensive, but it was my birthday, so I ended up getting them as a gift (from Midwest Scrapbook on Ebay).

They were sent out quickly, but after about 5 weeks they still hadn't arrived, so I was getting really worried. After lots of phone calls to the delivery company and Australia Post, they finally arrived yesterday, nearly 2 months after being sent. I am so happy to have them - they are just as cute as I thought they would be!

Monday, 30 December 2013

Free Vintage Graphics

The Graphics Fairy is a great website for free vintage graphics, fonts and tutorials!

Retro Valentine Image Little Girl

Friday, 20 December 2013

Vintage Japan

Vintage Japanese postcards --
Vintage Japanese postcard from Pink Tentacle
Vintage Japanese BestMaid Sewing Needle Book
from Pinterest
Vintage Japanese apron patterns from Remnant Gleaning's blog


Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Vintage Prettiness

Uses for vintage hankies, from marthastewart.com via Lisa Roy's blog
Pretty Vintage from Dottie Angel


Thursday, 12 December 2013

Things I Miss about Japan

Weird and wonderful Kit Kat flavours - this one is Wasabi!
Hello Kitty Japan
Hello Kitty!

“oieouio:  YUZAWAYA   ”
Yuzawaya - massive craft store
Picture from Pinterest

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Vintage Caravan Magazine

I recently discovered this magazine - love it!

Vintage Caravan Magazine

Vintage Caravan Magazine
I would love to refurbish a vintage caravan and use it as a craft room and also for accommodation. One day.... 

Monday, 9 December 2013

French Markets

 These books look gorgeous - they make me want to jump on a plane right now!

By Sandy Price

By Edith Pauly
By Dixon Long

By Pia Jane Bijkerk

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Vintage Crochet Dresses

1930s Crochet Dress Pattern from eStitches on Etsy
DRESS - Crochet Squareneck  Dress Pattern
Crochet Dress Pattern from Sue Rock on Etsy
Vintage 70s Cream Crochet Dress/ Scalloped Hem/ Cap Sleeves/ Tea Length  SMALL
Naked Cowgirl Vintage on Etsy - unfortunately sold


Monday, 2 December 2013

Gluten Free - Sunshine Coast

We spent the weekend on the Sunshine Coast and on the way home stopped off for breakfast at GFFM - Gluten Free For Me. We had waffles and a roast pork baguette and both were delicious. Prices were good - regular prices rather than 'gluten free' prices - there was lots of choice, and best of all, everything was gluten free!
❀ Shop 11, 20 Aerodome Road, Maroochydore (next to the Sebel and Pizza Capers)
❀ The website is listed as coming soon: www.gffm.com.au


Thursday, 21 November 2013

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Crochet Fairy Lights

I love fairy lights. I had dragonfly fairy lights strung up on the back patio, and I have a stash ready for 'one day'. Recently I was making some tiny crochet hearts, with no real idea of what I was going to use them for, and thought they would look gorgeous as fairy lights. The ideas just grew from there!

Pink butterflies - I have about 15 more to make before I have enough!

Christmas Stars

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Reloved Magazine

I was in a newsagency the other day, checking out the craft magazines, when I came across a new magazine from the UK - Reloved.

Check it out here

All about upcycling, it had some gorgeous projects I would love to try!

At $14.95 it was a little pricey for me, so I'm not sure that I will be buying it every month, but it is a pretty magazine with inspiring projects and articles.