Tonight!

Brrr…..it’s absolutely freezing here today, but there is hot food and live music at the Brown Foxes Night Market, so hopefully that will entice people away from their heaters…. & Black Doris will be there, not in her swimsuit… Palmerston North City Library, 5-9pm, TONIGHT! ­čÖé Continue reading Tonight!

top pops to the shop of the op

Op-shopping. I have the habit deep! It’s a hobby that clothes my family, furnishes and decorates my home, fills up my gift-suitcase (I stow┬áinteresting┬áitems in a suitcase so I always have something on hand when gifts are needed…) and combines simple/thrifty living with re- and upcycling plus the joy of a treasure hunt. I often … Continue reading top pops to the shop of the op

gifts from the thrift

How is the first official week of winter treating you? (Game of Thrones fans will get the reference here….) Here is some vegetable bunting I made for the kitchen because….well, just because: Here’s some stuff from the op-shop lately. (I buy most of my clothes from the op-shop also, but they aren’t all that exciting … Continue reading gifts from the thrift

new jewels for autumn

(I say ‘jewels’ ironically because I’m not a precious gems person. I’d rather have a new fabric brooch than a BLOOD DIAMOND.┬á) March means autumn, and autumn means….cardigans! And cardigans means brooches! Brooches are my favourite kind of adornment – they are like tiny artworks which you pin to yourself. I have an extensive brooch … Continue reading new jewels for autumn

poetry-nerd-gasm

The Red Cross hold an annual book sale here. It is amazing – two giant halls filled with books, magazines, music. It is so big and so busy it can be more than a little overwhelming! I go every year and always find incredible things. This year I decided to focus just on vintage children’s … Continue reading poetry-nerd-gasm

little blue shoes

  I op-shopped this pair of little blue 1970s leather shoes recently, for a friend who had a just had a girl baby. I had a pair just like it when I was wee. I remember wearing them with white knee-socks and one of those woollen kilts with the white cotton top attached. (Does anyone … Continue reading little blue shoes