Sunday, January 2, 2011

This is 2011!

I have started 2011 with some of the latest thrifty finds and crafty delights for your viewing pleasure....


Welcome to a lovely set of pink mid-century drawers and a divinely weathered folding garden chair from the local church fete in December!

This baby was a grand $2 (yes, I wrote it right!), and the drawers were $10!

And holidays have seen me sewing cushions,


more cushions,

and more cushions!

Oh, and still amassing those doilies for bunting
(got my toes too - lol)

This little barkcloth beauty was amongst one lot!


Just picked this one up today - exquisite cotton sateen curtains from Jenny at the Camberwell Market - I'm in love (...with the curtains, not Jenny!)

and some more barkcloth for the stash :)


And last of all may I introduce Fishy and Goldie, the newest members of our little family. I won't be sewing these guys into anything soon. I like them just the way they are, as does Big Boy Too, who chose this for his sixth birthday present :)
So...I want this year to be the biggest crafty year ever for me!
I hope with all my heart that it is the year you want it to be too.

Happy New Year

Irene x

14 comments:

Paint Me White said...

Happy New Year Irene, I would have to say my favourite is the cute weathered chair. Sandy xx

Tara said...

What a great start to the year..Loving the chair and we also have a new addition to our family also,his name is Winston..Pop over and visit soon.xx

Lyndel said...

Happy New Year, what a great lot of cushions!

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Be still my beating heart - I sooo love barkcloth!! Lovely fabrics and a great start to the year love Annie x

Monique said...

Oooer! Loving the new stash-ey bits... especially that barkcloth. :) Give Fishie & Goldie a pat for me. lol

Alison Gibbs said...

Perfect start for the New Year for you too with those fabulous buys.
Thanks for the lovely comment on Evie's arrival.
I was going to email you but couldn't find an email adress.
Take care
Alison

Naturally Carol said...

Loving those beautiful doilies and fabrics and shabby little chairs! No 'bad santa' at your place!

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

A Barkcloth flick group would be fab! We are freezing here in Britain minus 17 last week!! love Annie xx

The Catnap Cottage said...

Wow! What fab finds! You made out like a bandit! Lovely pillows, as usual! Happy New Year!! :-)

So Shabby Pink said...

Love, love, love your new finds and those cushions! That first one is my favorite.

Happy New Year. Just found your blog!

Peggy

Lee said...

Hi Irene, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog - you're obviously a lot braver at nailing things into the wall than I am!

Love your blog - the vintage doilie bunting is especially gorgeous!

helle said...

Thanks!! That was such a nice thing to say to me Irene. Really appreciate it and you´re a lovely friend too!

You find so many cute things in your area of Australia and to very reasonable prices it seems! Love the drawer and the shabby chair, cant believe the prices!!

A very happy new year to my favorite australian blogfriend!

Hugs Helle

abby jenkins said...

Doily Lovers Unite! Love that post... and the cushions, and the chair, and the pink drawers (that sounds dirty) and, being a pisces and all.. LOVE the fishies!

Happy New Year!

elinAnita (eddaskreativiteter ) said...

So many lovely things that you show us:)Have a beautifuel day/evening
hugs from elinAnita