Saturday, June 30, 2007

For Kylie :)

I absolutely love the booties and the strawberry (tomato lol) beanie in your blog and as I was going through the books my MIL gave me, I saw this and thought of you. Not exactly a beanie, but still cute.

Friday, June 29, 2007

fallen~from~grace's swap Q&A

What other crafts do you enjoy doing?Apart from sewing the only other thing I do is baking, But I would love to try my hand at knitting (and felting) and also crocheting.
Is there anything that you collect? Fabric, Patterns, trims and notions.
What do you always look at first when you go into an Opshop?I have only been opshopping a handful of times . I would look at patterns first then fabrics then trims and notions. What is your best opshop find? a bundle of vintage patterns for just 50 cents
What are the ages of your children?August 6 (sz5-6) Imogen 4 (sz 5) Spencer 2 (sz 2) Fletcher 3.5mths (sz 00)
Is there anything that you would really LOVE to find and are yet to come across it?Other kwik sew books. I have the sewing for baby and also the lingerie one.

Ali

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Suzanne's Swap Details

What other crafts do you enjoy doing? Just sewing mainly. I like home decoration/interior design too and crafts or ideas associated with that.

Is there anything that you collect? Mainly books - sewing/craft magazines and books, or cute kids books. And kids clothes patterns.

What do you always look at first when you go into an Opshop? Patterns first (they're the hardest to find), then fabric, then books, then toys I don't look in any other sections usually.

What is your best opshop find? I like the dolls' cradle I got which I'm going to repaint and give to Lizzie as part of her 2nd birthday present.

What are the ages of your children? Louisa just turned 4, and Lizzie will be 2 in a month.

Is there anything that you would really LOVE to find and are yet to come across it? Really lovely vintage children's toys - most I find are plastic and not that special.
Ingrid's Op shop answers (lottielulu Ingrid)

What other crafts do you enjoy doing? Hmm, there are lot's I would like to try that I haven't got around to yet.

Is there anything that you collect? Well, where to start??? Lets see, vintage patterns, fabrics, tea towels and pillow slips. I LOVE old aprons and any textile with a pretty pattern. I also collect old childrens books, especially Eloise Wilkin Little Golden Books or any illustrated by Marcel Marlier. I also love old kitchenalia, esp stuff from the 1950's and 60's.

What do you always look at first when you go into an Opshop? First I do linens, then I do craft and patterns, then I do the children's book section and lastly the kitchen/knick-knack shelves. If I have any more time I will then head around to the clothing and furniture sections. And lastly I would check the toys.

What is your best opshop find? Oh I have soooo many. I have a few fabulous old table cloths which are very much treasured. I also adore the blanket I found for Lotties bed. I even used it for my blog header I love it so much.

What are the ages of your children? Jack 16, Charlotte 3, William 2

Is there anything that you would really LOVE to find and are yet to come across it? I have always dreamt about finding a beautiful old quilt, but no luck yet.

Happy shopping everyone
Ingrid

Heids answers for the Op Shop Swap

What other crafts do you enjoy doing?
Baking, Sewing, oh and Bobbin lace - although I haven't had much opportunity in recent times to do any lace
Is there anything that you collect?
Kitchenware (particularly vintage), cook books children's dress patterns
What do you always look at first when you go into an Opshop?
Fabric, patterns, kitchenware, children's books and cook books
What is your best opshop find?
Most of our funiture - including my gorgeous retro dresser, our couch and our bed! Oh and DH's Prada suit...(sigh, I miss Melb. op shops - lucky for my swap pattern I will be in Melbourne again before swap date so I hope to find some good stuff then)
What are the ages of your children?
Miss Grace is 19 mths (size 1)
Is there anything that you would really LOVE to find and are yet to come across it?
A wrought iron bed...could be a bit hard to post and likely to be over the $10 limit...really, I am just happy with whatever I find.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Sahra's Op shop answers

What other crafts do you enjoy doing?
Just sewing, I love baking too

Is there anything that you collect?
Elephants (The ornaments not real ones Lol)

What do you always look at first when you go into an Opshop?
Kids Clothes, Patterns, Fabric

What is your best opshop find?
A brand new Pumpkin patch denim jacket sz 0 for my niece

What are the ages of your children?
1 & 2 (Almost)

Is there anything that you would really LOVE to find and are yet to come across it? Not really just love looking

Add THC Op Shop / Vintage answers

What crafts do you enjoy doing?
I like dressmaking, mostly girls dresses and tops and pants type sets, size 2 to 8. I also quilt, the occasional scrapbooking and I like to cross stitch reproduction alphabet samplers. I also make cushions, country dolls and prim cats.

Is there anything you collect?
hmmm, I collect Willow Tree Ornaments, never seen one at an op shop though! I have a few vintage kitchen scales on display in my kitchen, picked up a lovley red one for 50c, to heavy to post though!

What do you always look at first when you go into an op shop?
A Fred Bare girls dress made from this fabric! I am after more for a yo-yo cushion I am making Cate for her bed, it is my fave ever Fred fabric and I need more.
I also look for vintage patterns, mostly girls dresses and outfits. Then I meander over to fabric (never find any), look at notions and trims, magazines, books, toys...

What is your best op shop find?
Oh, I have had lots! I op shop and swap meet alot, haven't been in ages so really looking forward to having an excuse to get out and do some browsing! Things like NWT designer clothes in one of my kids sizes for $5; to an old trike for the garden bed for $5; to a NIP fairy print Doona cover, just missing the pillowcase for $3; to sewing patterns 50c; to ...you get the drift!

What are the ages of your children?
Oliver is 7, Stuart 6 and Cate is 4.

Is there anything that you would really LOVE to find and yet to come across it?
I am always on the hunt for an Enid Gilchrist pattern book, any kind but I am regulary looking for this one.

Cass's Op Shop Swap answers


What other crafts do you enjoy doing? Mainly into sewing but I love cooking.

Is there anything that you collect? Vintage children's books especially Dr Suess hardbacks
What do you always look at first when you go into an Opshop? Books, sheets, fabric
What is your best opshop find? Not too many my op shops aren't that great although I did get a rgeat quilt one day which has made heaps of things
What are the ages of your children? Charlotte 4 1/2 (size 5) Lucy 7 months (size 000)
Is there anything that you would really LOVE to find and are yet to come across it? Can't think of anything

Monday, June 25, 2007

Kristine - Duck Duck Goose - OpShop/Vintage Swap

What other crafts do you enjoy doing? I really want to learn how to knit/crochet but haven't yet found instructions that have clicked with me.
Is there anything that you collect? I am trying to improve my stash of ribbons, buttons and just decorative "stuff"
What do you always look at first when you go into an Opshop? Pretty sheets, materials, patterns then books.
What is your best opshop find? Just a few instruction books on sewing and some printed sheets
What are the ages of your children? Alexander is 5 (size 6) Elisabeth is 4.5 (size 4/5) Jessica is 20mths (size 1/2)
Is there anything that you would really LOVE to find and are yet to come across it? Nope not yet :-)

Hope that is ok that I did this for you Kristine!

Op - Shop/ Vintage Swap - Kims answers

What other crafts do you enjoy doing? Sewing mainly, followed by knitting, quilting and a bit of hand embroidery
Is there anything that you collect? I love collecting beautiful Trims and buttons and vintage 1950-1970s patterns
What do you always look at first when you go into an Opshop? Fabrics, notions and patterns, kids clothes, bed linen
What is your best opshop find? 6m of 150wide cream Jaquard for only five dollars!
What are the ages of your children? 2 Girls aged seven and five and a son aged 8 months
Is there anything that you would really LOVE to find and are yet to come across it? I'm always on the lookout for a bargain LOL. Spare balls of nice coloured wool never go astray either!

Kerry's op shop answers

What other crafts do you enjoy doing?
I am attempting knitting (LOL) Painting and beading

Is there anything that you collect ?
Dragons and fairies

What do you always look at first when you go into a opshop?
Material and patterns then clothes with different material that i can re-make into something.

What is your best op shop find?
2 kids sized full length wool coats 10 years ago still have them now all the kids have worn them great find at $5 each

What are the ages of your children?
Paige is 13, Logan is 11, Kye is 8, Charlize is 4, T'keyah is 3 and Sirohna is 1


Is there anything that you would really LOVE to find and are yet to come across it ?
Some really different material and wool

Ingrid's OP shop answers

What other crafts do you enjoy doing?
Scrapbooking, Stamping, Card Making, Dabbling in a bit of knitting.
Is there anything that you collect?
Not really, would like to get a bit of a button collection going though.
What do you always look at first when you go into an Opshop?
Kids clothes, followed by patterns and material, books and magazines, odds and ends
What is your best opshop find?
Snow suit for Connor for $5
What are the ages of your children?
Connor 21 months, Elizabeth 18 days
Is there anything that you would really LOVE to find and are yet to come across it?
Some decent vintage material, haven't had any luck finding any in my local stores (sorry to my swap partner if thats what they are after)

Leah's Op Shop Answers

What other crafts do you enjoy doing?
I have dabbled in scrapbooking & quite love cross stitch and stitcheries.

Is there anything that you collect?
I'm with Marie - I love Kwik Sew patterns. And ribbons. I think notions are great if you can get them from the oppie as they are so dear.

What do you always look at first when you go into an Opshop?
Kids' clothes because sometimes you can buy beautiful things cheaper than making them. Then I browse the patterns, material, sheets and books.

What is your best opshop find?
Kwik-Sew's sewing for children complete with master pattern sheet. I have learnt so many things from that book.

What are the ages of your children?
Anna-Jayne is 5 (size 5 waist, 6 top), Cameron is 2 (Size 2-3) and Poppy is 1 (Size 1).

Is there anything that you would really LOVE to find and are yet to come across it?
Not really. Well, there are heaps of things, but I can't think at the moment! LOL....

Marie's op shop questionaire

What other crafts do you enjoy doing?
I love to dye wool, crochet and I am going to take up fabric dyeing when bubba comes (as you can’t dye when you are pregnant).

Is there anything that you collect?
I suppose the closest thing I have to a collection is all things Kwik Sew. I have nearly the whole collection of Kwik Sew books (vintage baby, vintage toddler, newer toddler, appliqué, lingerie) and I adore Kwik Sew patterns.

What do you always look at first when you go into an Opshop?
Patterns, fabric, buttons, other sewing bits and bobs, books. I also have a look over at the clothes – looking for denim skirts, jeans, 100% wool jumpers and things that could be recycled at a good price.

What is your best opshop find?
I picked up two Kwik Sew books for $2 each before I had kids and they have been fantastic. My best ever find was a beautiful butter soft leather skirt in fantastic condition that fit perfectly for $5 – I loved that skirt.

What are the ages of your children?
Jalisa is two and a bit, child no 2 will be a newborn in 12 weeks.

Is there anything that you would really LOVE to find and are yet to come across it?
I would love to find a non plastic tea set (but this will be way to heavy to send anyway).

Natalie's Op Shop Answers

What other crafts do you enjoy doing?
Making jewellery, knitting, crafts with the kids, painting, and interested in starting scrapbooking, card making, pretty much everything lol!

Is there anything that you collect?
Ummm, I have two jars of buttons given to my by MIL, started a bit of a ribbon collection recently too.

What do you always look at first when you go into an Opshop?
Go to the fabrics, then the patterns, then to the jewellery (always looking for authentic vintage crystal pieces!) then off to the books where I'll usually get one each for my boys.

What is your best opshop find?
Umm, I haven't had many good finds, I need to find some better op shops I think. Probably the best find would've been a black velvet jacket I bought about 6 years ago, I still wear it out today!

What are the ages of your children?
Jordan is 7 (size 8) and Jai is 2 1/2 (size 3)

Is there anything that you would really LOVE to find and are yet to come across it?
Back issues of Ottobre! or any of the lovely vintage cottons that Ingrid and Clair have the luck to find :)

Kylie's Opshop Answers

What other crafts do you enjoy doing?
Knitting, crochet(would like to learn more!), stamping - you name it I will give it a go!
Is there anything that you collect?
Buttons - I love old vintage buttons and have them seperated into colour lots (sad I know)
What do you always look at first when you go into an Opshop?
The kids clothes - cause it is the first thing at the door. Then sheets, patterns and books. I like to look to see if they have any old china as well - you just never know. Amelia is also into flip up books - so I keep an eye out for those at the moment too.
What is your best opshop find?
The sheradon sheet that got turned into PJ's for Amelia and I, and some Enid Gilchrist pattern books.
What are the ages of your children?
21 months - size ones - going into two's
Is there anything that you would really LOVE to find and are yet to come across it?
A crystal cake stand - not that I am expecting anyone to find one - it is just a dream! And Enid Gilchrist Pattern books (looking for the play one!)

Op Shop/Vintage Swap

To the value of $10 or what you can fit in a large post pack - as it is opshop stuff and I think that it would be pointless paying more to post it than what it cost you to buy! What do you think.
Pop it int he post box on or around the 31st of July.

Some Questions to get you all thinking.

What other crafts do you enjoy doing?
Is there anything that you collect?
What do you always look at first when you go into an Opshop?
What is your best opshop find?
What are the ages of your children?
Is there anything that you would really LOVE to find and are yet to come across it?



Have fun and go find someone a bargin! Will pm everyone there partners in the next day or so - Off to find a hat!