Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Bag swap

Bag swap (Sent by date to be decided after Op shop swap)
1. Cass
2.
3. Sahra (MandM'sMummy)
4. Belinda
5. Natalie
6. Helen
7. Corrie
8. Bec
9. Joy
10. Kylie (knitted if SM not fixed yet )
11. Olivia
12. michelle (toffle)
13. Leah (poppymae)
14. IngridK
15. DuckDuckGoose

Rules!!$20 limit.
Post by end august / middle sept?
Names drawn next sunday?
1. How big do you like your bags to be - small/medium/large? Rough measurement you like?
2. What sorts of things do you want to carry in your bag? eg. essentials only (purse, phone, keys etc), craft stuff, nappies, toys to keep kids amused?
3. Do you prefer shoulder bags, backpacks or clutch bags?
4. Dressy or casual?
5. Colour preferences (also state whether you like pastels, brights or muted tones)
6. How do you like to carry your bag? I for example like over the shoulder or across the body but I know some people who are happy to carry it in their hand (by the handle)

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Op Shop Swap from Suz!!

Here are some of the goodies Suz sent me. I was totally spoilt. With fabric, patterns, books and a cute little Holly Hobbie plaque. The fabric was wrapped in the most devine blue grosgrain ribbon and the card was Chalie and Lola! Suz you know me too well! Everything was so perfectly 'me' I was blown away. Thank you again. I am one lucky swapee.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Op shop swap from Yakkers

I have been a bit slack in taking this photo. I recieved these goodies a few days ago, but have only just managed to get everything happening "in line" (ie me remembering, having some good light, Jalisa out of the way).
The fabric is navy cord and a red pique-like knit (lacoste?), there is a pattern, a book as well as a heap of black buttons. Thanks again.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

My op shop swap from Corrie


My op shop swap arrived from Corrie before she went to Japan! Hopefully others will be recieving there swaps soon to. From Corie I recieved the most delightful bundle wrapped up in a gift bag with a hession tie, full to the brim of ~

Womans Day Handcrafts Magazines from the 1970's
Top Kids Magazines, funny how the fabric styles change but the pattern's don't!
Retro Simplicity smock style top pattern
New Look dress pattern
Style dress and overalls pattern
Stretch fabric undrewear and bathers pattern
Stretch Knit dress pattern
Universal Family T-shirt patterns
Popular Crafts Magazines (one with themost gorgeous Penguin pattern)
Toddler and Teddy Magazine (has a perfect sailor dress for Cate in it!)
Baby giraffe flanelette
Vintage red and white floral fabric
Black cotton with white pots fabric
And a vintage top sheet with the most divine lace trim.

Thanks again Corrie, I love it all and have BIG plans for all of it!

Adds xx

Monday, July 23, 2007

retro mummy

ok well retro mummy is unofficially open!

well it looks like you can order and pay by paypal doing it the slow way through paypal and my email corrie_swinnerton@hotmail.com. You just need to register on retro mummy and save your order and I can see it

www.retromummy.com is my site!

pm me if you want to do direct deposit! Sorry ladies I've been speaking to my mum here and didn't realise the commotion on EB! Now there is plenty of fabric so don't worry you haven't missed out!

oh and please excuse my dodgy photos, lack of finishing touches like about us (still trying to figure that one out)

Corrie:)

Sunday, July 22, 2007

New Blog Ring Logo

Hello blogging buddies. :)

I have finally worked out how to update the EB logo into the blog ring logo. I'll try and explain it here.

1. Log into your blog as normal, go to your dashboard, click on manage LAYOUT.
2. Find the HTML/Java Script button that is the EB blog ring code, click on EDIT.
3. Towards the bottom there should be two lines that say ring=mini_grey;id=1;action=next">Next Take note of what yout id number is, everyones is different.
4. Select all then delete it.

Now here is the tricky bit. If I paste here what the code is, it comes up as the image rather than all the letters, KWIM? So I think I'll PM everyone the code cause I have just done a test via the EB PM system and that works. So PM me and I'll foward the code. Once you have that...

5. Paste it in exactly. But where it was id=1, you want to replace that number with your id number.

I hope all that makes sense. Of course if you are happy with how your blog ring thingy button looks now, you don't have to change it and things will stay the same, you'll still be in the ring.

Good luck!

Monday, July 9, 2007

Thankyou Suzanne

Just a few pictures of the dress up swap that we recieved in the mail from Suzanne.

Thankyou - they are lovely. Sorry about the pictures - Amelia was not really in the mood for photos and being changed from one outfit to another this morning!

The Clown
The Princess

Sunday, July 1, 2007

my answers at long last

What other crafts do you enjoy doing?
What don't I enjoy doing.....knitting, scrapbooking, card making, cake decorating
Is there anything that you collect?
sewing patterns from the 60's, buttons and trims
What do you always look at first when you go into an Opshop?
patterns and books
What is your best opshop find?
Readers Digest sewing and knitting book for $2! its my bible
What are the ages of your children?
Keira is 1 and a size 1
Is there anything that you would really LOVE to find and are yet to come across it?
ohhh Enid Gilchrist, knitting or sewing patterns from the 60's