Thursday, June 11, 2009

I AM GOING A BIT PSYCHO RE SEWING..BASKETS..COTTON THREADS.& MORE..












































































Hi ladies.. well it has been quite cold here in melbourne...soo cold in fact that I cancelled my tennis lesson yesterday...MMM still dont want to do my next one tomorrow...BUT is not as cold...

sooo i better get with the programme!!
HONESTLY...for me to pike out on tennis is very RARe!! but tooo cold...BRRR~~

although..if i had have gone..believe me..i would have been stripped down to the bare tennis gear sooner rather than later..as i just get SOO hot SOOO fast..it is quite ridiculous..
anyway.....I dont know about you ladies...BUT I literally go through PHASES!!
whether it be country...shabby...french chic..whatever.
I AM NOW in my TOTALLY SEWING VINTAGE BASKET/ TYPE PHASE...WITH LOTS OF SEWING GOODIES..

as you all know ... I just sell on ebay...and it is kind of full time...took me all day to list a couple of things..as i like to take my own photos...type my original listing detail etc & in between grocery shopping...posting off items sold...cooking..etc.
HONESTLY!!...& I KNOW you dont believe me...IT was 2.00 pm BEFORE i even began..!!!

BUT just showing you a glimpse of SOME sewing baskets i have to list......AND I HAVE become quite enamoured with OLD VINTAGE WOODEN COTTON SPOOLS...!! I love these..!

this gorgeous PINK shabby chic one..I purchased on ebay...the lid doesnt fit..so have bought some screws for my gorgeous DAD to fit for me...

(he was an engineer...so he knows what he is doing...sorry HUBBY....BUT he literally goes AWOL when he has to do something mechanical/manual/labour intensive...he gets there in the end...BUT........and i mean BUT!!! I DONT NEED THE STRESS WITH THE PROCESS!! ...and the process is a BIG ONE!!....swearing etc etc..shall not go any further)....
soo my gorgeous 85 yo dad...ex pilot...ex engineer..(crook knees)...FIXES EVERYTHING FOR ME..!! MY DAD IS MY HERO......XXXXXXX DAD.....
plus a NICE pair of shabby pink roses...block mounted prints................
I ALSO HAVE A HEAP OF OLD VINTAGE KNITTING NEEDLES TO LIST...as well as SOO much more & that can literally mean MOR bathroom goodies..!!
but also have some lovely vintage embroidery i found in my local op shop today...are dated 1986 on the back...perfect order...how lovely are they??

plus the lovely white..thick heavy lacey type BIG cotton border...(with the deer/antelope image)...very very nice piece...

plus still going through my material...etc..etc.

AND AS the weather has been soo cold...SOOTYS leopard skin type coat has come out....HOW cute is my gorgeous little 10 yr old baby!!???

so just another glimpse into the life of ME!!!!!
AND AS USUAL...ALL OUT OF ORDER RE PHOTOS...I TRY...!! CLIP & DRAG..BUT NEVER QUITE WORKS OUT....ho hum...grrrrr!!!
xx andrea
























8 comments:

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

You are always listing ...I do not know where you store it all!!! lol!
As for the photo thing it must be catching ,Mine to are all over the shop!

I just picked up a Gorgeous and original singer sewing basket in A1 condition!!
Red and navy though..But had to have it!

Cold ,Yep,I have really felt it since we had such a blooming hot summer.
I love the cold but ahhh this has been challenging!

Sarah said...

Hi Andrea,
You are one brave lady going out in the freezing cold to play tennis!
Love the new sewing baskets, will pop over & have a look at your auctions later tonight.
~S~

Feedsack Fantasy said...

How cold is it down under? Love your items. Will take a peek. TTFN ~Marydon

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Andrea,
Yes, yes, and yes, its freezing here in Melbourne. What happened to our four seasons in one day? I only see one. Icy cold.

Oh, you're so lucky to have your Dad as a hero.

Interesting bits, your always coming up with.
Have a warm, cozy weekend.
Hugs,
Anna

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Andrea

I just had a thought re your photos - in the section where you load them - click the little button next to "Centre" - in the same section you can also click the size you want the pics to show up as - sorry if I've just stated the obvious

Don't blame you for skipping your tennis lesson
Loved your new ebay goodies - yes I bet - a fulltime job listing everything

Have a good day

Lucinda Obrien said...

Love the sewing baskets, they are gorgeous...keep warm
Lucinda

Shabby Raggy Roses said...

I've just sent you an email regarding the slippers, let me know if you don't get it. Love your goodies too!
Best wishes,
Jenelle

Kerryanne English said...

Aawww... that Sooty is so cute - especially in his leopard print coat. I bet he snuggles on your lap on these cold days Andrea. They are kind of like furry hot water bottles. LOL
Hugs ~ Kerryanne