Monday, March 31, 2008
My dollshouse collection will be on display from Saturday October 4th 2008 (Labour Weekend) until Monday January 26th 2009 (Australia Day Weekend)
EEEEEEEEEEK! (*insert much jumping up and down and screaming with glee*)
Sunday, March 30, 2008
* 6 knitting pattern books for my mother: $4.50. Partly as an appeasement for shopping her stash when I visited but also as I know she (shock horror!) buys them new at much greater cost.
*2 brand new, stickers still attached, cream plastic knitting needle holders: 40 cents for both. Happy happy!
* Two china shell dishes: $1.00 total. Salvos Phillip was having a 50 cent bric a brac sale. At the original price of $3.50 each they would have stayed right where I found them. But for 50 cents they came home with me.
* Hummel style figurines: $2 the pair. Very cute (see below) and heading for a swap.
* Letter A dish, also 50 cents from the Salvos sale. The E was missing and I re-donated the T immediately.
* Set of pewter dishes and things: $2.50. Princess B collects Pewter. She might not like these but at this price I'm happy for her to re donate if that's the case.
* Two books: $3.
* Johnson Bros milk jug and sugar bowl set: $5. A gift for a friend.
* 3 brand new vintage tea towels to add to Princess B's collection: $6 total.
See what I mean about cute? I think I'll trot off and do some ironing now!
There's only so much you can do without light. I made the bed. I let the cat out. I folded and put away some laundry (quite a challenge when the laundry is black and there's not much light) I let the cat in. Then I decided the only thing left to do was play with my camera...
Saturday, March 29, 2008
My fave was a very cool greenhouse display. Sorry, forgot to write down who made it...Taph and I got to fondle some of m1k1's silk knitting in person. We were in awe:Speaking of knitting, I thought this family rather sweet. All were looking for new homes at Del Murphy's stallas was this old dear with her shopping trolley:Alas I also forgot to write down who made this amazing smaller scale (1/24th?) set of brick row houses which were on display:but did make sure to take note of the new talent I found at the Brindabella Miniatures stall (alas, their web presence seems to have disappeared since last year):Lucy makes a range of brilliant birds and animals. This magpie was around 1 inch tall and very realistic!
Speaking of realistic, look what I found at the Victorian Dollhouse stall:Also spotted there (and this is the big news) was almost the full range of the REAC 1/12th scale design classic chairs. At extremely good prices (*insert waggling eyebrows here*). My Voice of Frugal Reason allowed me just one choice but I ignored it and replaced my broken Eames stool plus bought a second Aluminium Group chair which I know exactly where to use.
James at Victorian Dollhouse hasn't loaded the range to his website yet but if you'd like to hassle him to hurry him up then feel free to email him and tell him I sent you.(I don't think he's realised quite what he's in for...)
Yesterday morning a colleague and I played patty cake. As you do.
And in the afternoon I had this conversation with Finance Boy who sits next to me:
FB: (Out of the blue) "Would you like to see my bank account?"
TSS: (Looking perplexed) Is that some kind of Accountant mating call I don't know about?"
(titters from behind us where everyone else sits)
So we all huddled round to look at FB's bank account. Which has a whopping 9 cents in it.
TSS: "It's very small, isn't it?"
Other Officemate: "Yeah, but it's not important how big it is it's what he does with it..."
At which stage we all fell round in fits of laughter.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Life is weird sometimes. I won't try to understand, but instead just enjoy whatever forces were at work who made this happen...
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
I returned from New Zealand convinced that the one thing missing from my life was an overlocker and, although I'm happy to buy new (even though the only Bernina dealer I know of in town is a most unwelcoming place which I'd really rather not visit) I figured there might be a pre-loved one out there somewhere willing to relocate to Chateau TSS.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Not only is it full of interesting reads and cool projects but it's obviously been thoughtfully designed: small enough to slip in your bag, with a lovely strokeable matt cover and (am I the only person that notices such things?) it smells great!
I'm very excited and look forward to seeing the next issue (and some sort of subscription offer for those of us not able to pick a copy up locally).
Monday, March 24, 2008
Here's how it works:
Check the board for what's available then line up til it's your turn.Chose your fish (freshly caught)then wait while it's filleted for you:(It would seem Tracy chose Flying Fish for dinner)It was all pretty exciting for someone who lives in a land-locked city!
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
I managed up to cuffs before being told to go home. Next up is inserting the zip and apparently I don't want to do that for the first time when I'm tired and sniffly...
Oh and "our" webpage was launched today which was almost as exciting. Miggs would be very happy if you went and visted it so she can check if her stat counter works!