Tuesday, 6 September 2016

this and that

Spring is well and truly here.  We've had a bit of mix bag when it comes to the weather but it has been mostly glorious. I've been planting away in my tiny container garden and it is coming along nicely. The tomatoes are turning red and it looks like there is more on the way. Not bad for a freebie plant I picked up off the swap table at the Simple Living group, the plant I picked up in the winter workshops and dad said it would die. I also brought these 'mums mostly because of the cute little water can pot but mostly because they were half price at Woolies.

At home we've been trying to use up what we have with the food as we don't seem to go through it quick enough. So we made up some fritters to use up excess ham and such. The burnt ones are also yummy. 

I've also been pottering away at the work desk. I agreed to do a table at a craft stall in October. It'll be my first craft stall and I hope to have enough. You'd think I'd have more but as I do things they end up going so I'm not left with much. Besides I like to do things fresh and make more new things, keeps me interested that way. I'm hoping to have a quilt on the table too, but I don't think there'll be enough time for that.
I found the pattern for the brooch lady and bird on line, a vintage pattern which says to make them up in applique and add beads and bows. I used crayon tinting and added beads and bows as suggested. I backed them with felt and added a safety pin for the brooch pin. I think they turned out nice for something that uses up my material scraps. There be a few on the stall table for pennies...well, cents.

I hope everyone is having a good day or evening where ever you are.


  1. Very nice. I hope you have a good turnout for your craft stall. I love crafts and being frugal both - a win, win!

  2. Good luck with your craft stall, please let me know where and if I'm around I would love to turn up. Love the little brooches, take care. Guida

  3. Hi Shiralee,
    (It's Racheal, not Rick here!) Great to see your site and the work you've already done towards the homeschool markets!
    Bilko- the markets are at 13-15 Blake St, Wilsonton on Saturday October 15th from 8am-1pm :-)