Well not much sewing has been done lately, but at least I was able to get out thrifting yesterday afternoon to give me a little inspiration. And I have decided there truly is no better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than having a peaceful rummage through my local St Vincent de Paul. They seem to get a lot of things in on Saturday and Sunday so there is often piles of things being brought out while I am there. Any one who thrifts and op-shops will know that being the first through the pile is the best way to get the bargains. Ahhh it was thrifting Heaven!!!
Here is a little selection of my goodies. This pile of linen is going to be my inspiration for the new items for the lottielulu shop. The bottom one is a huge kingsize bedsheet in fabulous condition with a devine green rose print. I love, love, love it! It will be sundresses and smock tops I think. And the top one is the softest thickest flanalette, perfect for some snuggly warm pants.
A few weeks ago I had afternoon tea at a friends place and underneath the glasses of lemonade and plates of cookies was the most fabulous tray. I was beside myself when I found this one which is almost indentical, and it was only $4!!!!! It is a lovely patterned stainless steel and glass. It is so pretty it makes me want to whip up some tiny chicken sandwhices and teacakes and invite someone over now.
When I walked in the door with my bundle of treasures these books were perched on top and my husbands first words when he saw me were, "Not MORE books". I am afraid the answer is a big fat YES. You can never have too many books. The top one is my favourite, the illustrations are just so vibrant and lovely and the story is pretty sweet too.
So after my little shopping expedition we took the kids for a bike ride around Narrabeen Lakes and an ice cream at the boatshed. Then later on they swam in the pool until they were exhausted. We bundled them in towels and ate barbequed salmon for dinner before putting them down for an early nights sleep. All was quiet by 7pm so I was able to watch Project Runway and ShakespeaRe-told in peace. Now that is a happy Sunday.