Thursday, May 28, 2009

gotta love a good fete

i get all excited when i see a sign for a school fete, i have visions of wonderful trash and treasure stalls, book stalls, homemade treats and goodies and of course rides. one of the local state schools had their fete, but due to the unbelievable amount of rain Brisbane has had, instead of being spread out on an enormous field the stalls were all squished up near classrooms under cover. although this was the logical and appropriate place for the fete it meant that at least 1000 people were all pushing up against each other trying to get the best bargain or the SAME item. after a bit of pushing and shoving and $25 for 6 rides we headed home with these extremely cute hair clips. yes, swoon, those are tiny crocheted flowers attached to clips. even i have worn these to work this week!!
i must say that i have a wonderful husband but he really, really hates crowds and shopping. so after watching steam coming out of his ears as he negotiated the pram through the throng of young and old fete goers, we headed off to put Claudia to bed. the girls and i headed back to the fete and grabbed these little bargains at the trash and treasure stall.
this one was snatched by Mia...
and lili clutched onto this one. the lady charged them $5 for both which i thought was bit steep for a trash and treasure but it put a smile on my girls faces so it was worth it.
and i grabbed this little fella for myself! made in japan, this salt shaker was just calling me to take him home... and at 50cents i couldn't refuse.
and i bought this frame for $1.50 and couldn't wait to put this stitchery idea into it.
babalisme has posted this as a free download and has asked for people to embroider it. i had it lying around and voila look how sweet it is in this frame. at least i know it is in a safe place until i get the time to stitch it. you have to visit her blog cause it is full of great original designs of sweetness.
before i go i received an award a little while ago from rebecca over at edward and lilly. it is the lemonade award and i would like to thank rebecca for thinking of me. if you would like this award grab it and consider yourself SQUEEZED :)
head over to edward and lilly to check out rebeccas blog. i love going there as it always looks so neat just like a freshly cleaned house. she posts the best Saturday shopping list and creative spaces weekly and i just love it.
i feel like there is more to say but i will just sign off now and pop back in when i think of what it is.
%*_*% rosey


edward and lilly said...

aww, thank you for the mention! You're lovely :)

bubbachenille said...

Sounds like my hausband ! He still goes though because he knows it makes me happy ! I offer to go fishing with him but alas he mostly says "No it's Ok you dont have to" I say "are you sure, then OK" Ha, ha

babalisme said...

ooooooooooo!!!!! That frame is so lovely!! I can't wait to see your embroidery there instead of that boring black and white and lack of texture thing! Thank you thank you thank you for letting (a bit of) me into your house!!

Linda Lilly Cottage said...

OH cute hairclips..worth squishing for I think and your treasures are very sweet especially your little robin?
Congrats on your award and yes I think i shall go and have a look at those sweet little stitchery patterns.
Kiss Noises Linda

Christy said...

men really hate shopping and crowds don't they? i love the crocheted hair clip too. i've printed babalisme's embroidery pattern too and i hope to work on it soon. :)xoxo

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Oh My that is just like De ja vu?
The crowds the kids and the steaming eared hubby!
But more so the clips....I make EXACTLY THE SAME!!!
Ys crochet flowers and all....I will email you the blog link,I think I had piccies of them once:)
Wish we lived nearby to one another Think It'd be fun!

Kerryanne English said...

Congrats on the award Rosey.

Love the hair clips too. What a pity it was such miserable weather for a school fete.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne