Thursday, 26 June 2014

Collection Post: Patches

 This is my latest obsession. At the moment they are all blu-tacked onto my wall but when I collect enough, I have grand plans to sew them onto an old woollen blanket like this one (isn't it perfect!) and pretend I'm a scout.

The one's above are probably my favourite.

This is basically my whole collection so far (minus a few that didn't quite fit)

I like vintage ones best, but I couldn't help but buy these new ones from the internet. I'm meant to be saving for my trip to America but I have no restraint >_>

Speaking of travel, I am off to Tasmania with the fam on Saturday - we're going to be hiking in cradle mountain in the freezing cold (wish me luck). So I will be back in the blogging world in a week or so, but until then, adios xx

Friday, 20 June 2014

Birthday Goodies

So it was my birthday a few weeks ago and I got a heap of awesome op shop goodies from the fam, including the cute birthday golden book below. 

It has all these little name cards and lolly cups etc. you can cut out for your own party. so sweet. 

My mum gave me the awesome brown crochet poodle thingo. I bought the orange one a few years ago and use him as a door stop because I have no idea what they are actually meant to be aside from brilliantly tacky ornaments. Any clues anyone? 

I also received some lovely flowers from friends. The Australian ones my friends just picked in the bush and are still going strong almost 3 weeks later.

I went antiquing on my birthday and treated myself to the board you can see in the photo- it's from a local(ish) RSL that shut down. It has the names of the club officers and life members etc. and it came with a box of letters that I can add on (although I probably won't). I am so in love with it, not really sure why, but it's just so daggy and cute!

The wooden cookie box is probably one of my favourite gifts from my birthday.  You can't see the detail in this photo but its hand painted and the cookies have embossed patterns on them. I can't wait to take it on a picnic! 

And I am now the proud owner of a plastic flamingo!

I also got an instax mini 8, from my brother and sister, which takes the cutest little polaroid pictures! I was awfully spoiled :-)

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

I'm back!

Hello all! Sorry, it's been yonks- about a month now! I finally bought a camera yesterday, hoorah! I didn't end up getting an SLR coz they were a bit out of my price range (thanks for the advice though everyone), but I bought a sort of in between camera that takes pretty good photos, so I'm back now, yay! 

To be honest not much has been happening in between uni work lately, but theres some snail mail that I need to catch up on and share with you all. Below are just a few little things I've bought lately- there's more to come :-)

I bought a set of cute little watermelon coasters and a serviette holder, which I have absolutely no use for, but I can't help but join in on the watermelon craze.

I love the bright colours and the cute typewritten book plate in this sweet little golden book

I found this Ken Done scarf which I am super stoked about. Ken Done is a rad 80s Australian designer who I am a little in love with. A lady at an op shop the other day found an amazing Ken Done doona cover, which I only noticed after she picked it up, and she bought it to use for her dogs. I already have one like this, so it's not like I need another one but it was so cringeworthy :-P

Anyway it's good to be back in the blogging world, talk to y'all again soon :-)