Monday, 26 March 2012

Home again...

The bags were packed and away we went

 Mr. Tom Tom was on the most part helpful, but there was an unexpected trip across the harbour and back again. Arr well.

Ferry journeys were had

and new sweet treats were consumed

(now to bake my own)

a bit of pocket money was spent, on new

and thrifted.

Welcoming accommodation was very much appreciated

with beautiful art adorning the walls

the new dress (with thanks to Christina and Shabby Apple) had a couple of outings

and quality time with loved ones was had

So all in all a wonderful long weekend, but I must admit it's good to be home. 
A spot of op-shopping is on the cards for tomorrow then it's back to earning rather than spending.

How was your weekend ?

Sunday, 18 March 2012


I never really played marbles as a kid, but the fiance did so home these did come ($2)

Teaspoons, 20c a pop

A lovely and sturdy mug (50c) that will be gifted to my Siamese cat loving Grandma on our nearing trip to Sydney.

Heart trim and the sweetest coat pattern (50c).

More thrifted goodness here.

Friday, 16 March 2012


A spot of baking, with a new-to-me recipe. It's been doing the rounds around here, and it's just so simple. You may have seen it, if not here it is.

120 cookies

500g butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 tin condensed milk
5-6 cups SR flour

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
Cream butter and sugar. Mix in condensed milk and flour.
Roll into teaspoon sized balls, and place on a lined baking tray. Flatten slightly with a fork.
Bake for 10-15 minutes.

These can be flavoured in any way you please. This batch is choc mint, using cocoa and peppermint essence. But the possibilities are endless- chopped dried fruits and nuts, choc chips, coconut, lemon zest, rolled oats, jam for jam drops, the list goes on.

This recipe like the name suggests makes a lot of cookies. I used maybe a quarter of the mix, and froze the rest, Simply rolled into a sausage shape and wrapped in baking paper; all ready to be sliced and baked at short notice.

Any baking been happening in your kitchen lately?

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Milk glass, Johnson & Linens

 My luck with expanding the milk glass collection continues with two more additions to the mantel ($3 and $1). Plus the Australiana tablecloth (thrown in for free)

Johnson ware, all up $6

And a wonderful little bundle of linens...

Tablecloths ($1.50 each)

Sheet ($1.50)

And a couple more tea towels, destined to become cushion covers.

What were your thrifted finds this week? I'd love to hear.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

This week...

1. The view on my way to work, which I have been past for the last seven days in a row. The sleep-in this morning was very much appreciated
2. Snuggling under woollen blankets on the lounge, the weather has turned a bit cool now that Autumn is here
3. Labels for my creations. I finally got around to ordering some from Etsy. These are created by Michelle of Inked Papers. Highly recommended if you're looking at purchasing some for your handmade lovelies
4. Sewing room inspiration
5. Letters from my Grandma
6. Birthday card making
7. & 8. Surprise clumps of parsley and lemon balm in the driveway
9. DIY by the fiance, with inspiration from Pinterest

Wishing you all a wonderful rest of the week.x

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Op-shopped collections

After a couple of weeks of Johnson free thrifting, my luck changed and I came home with a new-to-me design...

featuring on this lovely little set, for just $4. My first (and hopefully not last) Johnson jug and S&P shakers.

Plates ($1) and floral tray love ($2.50).

 And another piece to add to the mantel, $4.50.

Thrifted finds galore, right here.