Thursday, August 30, 2007

flashback friday

This was the day the dream began, I wanted to be a ballerina just like in the paintings. Nothing could stop me not even half a dress.


The theme for Flashback Friday tomorrow is music. And for next week I would like to ask daydream lily to suggest a theme. I hope she is up for it!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

thrifted tuesday

Not necessarily thrifted today but very recently. View more thrifty madness here.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

saving it for sunday

Here are some unopened goodies that I have been saving up to look at today. The latest delicious Frankie magazine, Craft Culture magazine issue twelve from Craft Victoria, I'm yet to open my paper & fabric pack I bought from the talented Aunty Cookie and I'm itching to look over a pack of vintage greeting cards I picked up at Meet me at Mikes. I love Sundays!

Friday, August 24, 2007

genki springtime caravan

I would like to introduce you to Miss Allsorts photographed above. Not only is Miss Allsorts appearing as cover girl on the next issue of Mixtape zine but she is also going to be auctioned as part of the Genki Happy Springtime Caravan exhibition. All proceeds of the caravan auction will be donated to The Melbourne City Mission (bids close 7pm Wednesday 5th September). The Genki Caravan will exhibit unique and wonderful works that will be auctioned. The caravan will be located in the City Square, Swanston Street on Tuesday 4th & Wednesday 5th September from 11am - 2pm and 5-8pm. I predict it will be the event of the year!

flashback friday

Have a go Australia, You can do it!

Next weeks theme is Music. This could be instruments, dancing, concerts or vinyl records.

Come on Australia, Join Flashback Friday!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

craft as a career

Next week Craft Victoria will be presenting a seminar 'Craft and Design as a Career'. I've pre booked a seat and can't wait! There will be so many great guest speakers who will be discussing various aspects of their own crafty career. I'm sure there are still seats available, so you may be able snap up a spot today!

Today I'm listening to The Greatest by Cat Power, I love this CD! Great music to listen to whilst rotary cutting and waiting for a fabric delivery. One last thing before I go I would like to introduce you to Arthur's Circus, she is new to our land of blog so why not pop over and say hello! Arthur's Circus is a new little store soon to open in North Melbourne and by the looks of there business card it is going to be impressive!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

thrifted tuesday

paper.string.cloth is the brain child behind thrifted tuesday and since I'm always popping my head into a charity shop every week I thought I would like to post on thrifted tuesday too!

I found these goodies at the op shop between Caulfield station and the Magnolia Square market. Vintage fabric 3m only $3, Happy Birthday card .50c, cotton cards $1. The smile on my face, priceless.

Monday, August 20, 2007

market treats

The Magnolia Square Market turned into a mini blog meet! I had a great time and enjoyed putting faces to blog names. Here are some links to the crafty ladies I met and who popped by to say hello Ric Rac, Miss Marzie, Lovely Button, Thornberry, Artful and of course it was great seeing Aunty Cookie again! And it's always a pleasure working alongside Allison from Lark Designs.

I received an email today from Flightless Boyds who shared a link to a story which I think I want to share too! If your tempted by the delicious cupcakes above you can buy them here. Now I'm all linked out but there is just one more I want to share.

Friday, August 17, 2007

flashback friday

This photo was taken in Nana and Pop's backyard. We had a summer garden party for no particular reason and all our neighbours were invited! I'm in the front wearing a yellow sun hat and looking mischievous as usual.

This weeks theme is Group Photo, I have already spotted some great photos posted. Next weeks theme will be Tshirt, you know the ones! Phone home ET, I shot JR, ABBA, Australian made, Star Wars. I may be setting a challenging one but I'm confident we must all have a great Tshirt photo lurking in our dusty albums.

To view more Flashers scroll through our web ring located on the side of my blog or pop over to our Flicker group.

Happy Flashback Friday!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

theme for this friday

The theme for this Friday is Group Photo!

This could be from a Birthday party, Christmas dinner, family portrait or school photo! All pre 1985 of course!

If you don't have any photos to suit this weeks theme, not to worry we still love to peek at your pics.

magnolia square markets

Tomorrow I will be working along side Allison from Lark Designs once again. We will be selling our wares at the Magnolia Square markets. A crafty market with crafty talented designers. I know Aunty Cookie will be there! Pop in and say hello if you can.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

i heart fabric

Gorgeous Chanie from a gorgeous shop called Genki brought back a little fabric gift from her recent trip to Japan. She found this fabric gem in the basement of a fabric store. It's my own piece of Japanese Retro! Thank you Chanie.

Friday, August 10, 2007

flashback friday

It's a fancy dress flashback friday!

To this day I am still an angel, ask anybody who knows me.

I'm really excited to share what happened this week regarding our Flashback Friday posts. I received an email and goes something like this:

I am an avid follower of some crafty ladies, one being Aunty Cookie. That is were I found a link to your '3 Buttons' blog.

I found your flashback photo fascinating, reminding me exactly what my childhood was like and guess what I'm in that photo. (refer to party flashback post)

My name is Nikki I'm on the far right in the blue floral dress. I recognise many faces.

I scrolled down to laugh at the Allsort costume. I did ballet and was a candy cane, but desperately wanted to be in a coloured box too as I remember my neighbour Katie got the Allsort costume.

I am still blown away by this email, wow the internet is an amazing place! Because of this email I would like to suggest that next Flashback Friday our theme could be group photo pre 1985.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

fancy dress this flashback friday

I would like to propose a theme for this Friday!

Fancy Dress

If you can't find a photo to fit the theme, not to worry we would still love to see your pre 1985 pics!

mmm doughnuts

I had a great time helping Miss Allison from Lark Designs during the recent Life in Style trade show. Lark's products were very popular and so they should as Allison has designed the most cutest selection of goodies!

Being involved with the trade show also gave me the opportunity to meet many other local designers, such as Nicola Cerini and Nancy Bird.

It was great hanging out with Pip on Friday during our first day jitters. Overall it was great experience!

Friday, August 03, 2007

flashback friday

This photo was taken on my 9th birthday, Mum could always arrange a great children's party. To this day I believe she was born to be a party planner. I'm the one in the front row, second from the right.

Happy Flashback Friday!