THRIFT TUESDAY AND MAKING THINGS
We went over to Kyneton this morning to visit the lovely people at Windarring. This is an organisation set up to support adults with disabilities. They do screen-printing, photocopying and various other jobs for local businesses, and they are soon going to be helping us with all of the packaging for Lark, as well as pressing some of our badges and mirrors. I am REALLY excited about this - after four years of spending six evenings a week making and stapling and cutting and packing, Paul and I think we deserve a bit of a break! Plus it's a great organisation to be working with. I don't know what I will do with the free time, but I have a few crafty ideas up my sleeve!
Anyway, whilst in lovely Kyneton I of course had to visit some of the local oppies. I picked up a few nice things, including this huge vintage souvenir of Queensland tablecloth, a cute cake tin with 'orange cake' embossed inside, and a vintage Actil candy stripe sheet, some children's con-tact paper, oh and a new 3D Puppet Book (fancy that - see my post from yesterday!!).
My favourite op shop in Kyneton is the Salvo's shop. Aside from always having a nice selection, the assistant manager Lee-ann is a fellow vintage-lover and blogger. Sometimes Lee-ann lets me see a few things from 'out the back' and today she brought out a huge pile of old children's books that I gleefully purchased!
Lee-ann is holding a charity event in June - it is going to be a 'Vintage High Tea'. For months now she has been collecting vintage teacups and tea cosies, and cupcake toppers and all sorts of things, I can't wait! Watch this space - I'll post details when the date is confirmed.
When the boys came home from kinder and school today they decided to make Easter gifts for their friends. We had some easter cupcake cases so in each one we put a foil-wrapped egg, two mini speckled eggs and a fluffy chick (don't you love those chicks?). All tied up with a hand-drawn card and fancy ribbon.
Jules also got creative in the garden and made some 'blasters' from rubber tubing. Last night he had a dream about being in space with Liam (his best pal), so a pair of blasters is essential equipment!