Friday, September 24, 2010

Fabulous Friday Finds - Vintage Retail

I do like a bit of retail therapy but I don't mean shopping for new clothes or going anywhere near those gargantuan shrines to consumerism. I mean op shopping, garage sales and auctions. Unless of course I could step back in time and at least appreciate the accoutrements of the shop...










(Actually I must confess I do harbour a longstanding passion for paper goods, stationery and haberdashery and not just the stuff you find at Vinnies!)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Happy Anniversary ... cough cough

Fifteen years ago Mr Neat and I tied the knot.... We had a few days away earlier in the year which is just as well cos I'm as sick as a dog and the kids are all sick too! c'est la vie and thank the Lord for nurofen.

Friday, September 17, 2010

first aid ... Friday Fabulous Finds

I once contemplated collecting vintage and antique first aid kits. I didn't get very far. But here are some beauties that I would include had I decided to embrace the emergency kit....









Aren't they cool! Have a great weekend :)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Brave Mr 6

Sorry for not posting anything this week - I've been a little distracted with family / housey things. I had to take Mr 6 for a blood test today. Poor man. He was very brave and only squirmed a little bit. It made me think of my friend Amy who I was at school with twenty years ago! She used to like needle pain - as she called it... Mr 6 doesn't like needle pain. He said he tried to look at the blood as it went into the vial but he didn't really like the look of it. I didn't either.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Fabulous Friday Finds

I do like stripes. I am partial to dots too. Actually it's line ball as to which I prefer. But today it's stripes. When I was about 12 I had a gorgeous pair of red and white striped trousers. They were fabulous and I reckon only my big toe would fit into them now.... if I still had them. (sob) all hail the stripe!




Have a great weekend! x Sarah

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

giveaway coming up!

At the upcoming shopping afternoon in October there will be not one but TWO giveaways. The first will be a collection of twice designs lovely things (I'll let you know as soon as I do ;) ). The second will be a collection of crafty things that I can't use, won't use or aren't capable of using. I know that's a large category but don't fret it will be quality crafty stuff like jewellery findings, beads, barrette blanks etc.

If you want to know more about the shopping afternoon and would like me to post you an invitation email me here: sbarnett{AT}bigpond{DOT}net{DOT}au

For those who can't make it I will be getting myself organised and having an online show-me-the-love giveaway too!

In the meantime Mr 3 is eagerly awaiting his birthday and I have a pirate party to plan! Aaarrgh!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

new card designs

I must admit I've had fun making these cards. I've found a new supplier of paper and I'm really pleased with the results. It's recycled paper but is quite clean and bright and has a lovely weight to it.

So the new cards. They were lots of fun to make and Miss 9 was most impressed. "Oh mum, you're so clever!" Cue glowing insides.










Friday, September 3, 2010

Fabulous Friday Finds

Words. Love 'em. Letters. Love 'em too. I would read all day and all night if I could (while eating, of course!) But I have a thang for words and letters on the wall too. Or shelf.... or floor.... Here are some goodies that I would love to call mine. (Actually I do have the first one.)













Wednesday, September 1, 2010

grab your diaries...

Make a note of Saturday October 16 - twice designs is having a shopping afternoon. There will be some items on sale, some new things and lots of lovely gifts for Christmas. And of course there will be some delicious things to eat as well.


If you would like an invitation send an email to sbarnettATbigpondDOTnetDOTau