Today is Melbourne Cup Day. For you guys in the UK, the Melbourne Cup is a horse race a bit like the Grand National, except that here in Australia we take sport so seriously that it is a public holiday! Yay!
We had a small 'tea' for some visiting friends and we watched the race on TV (my oldest son's horse came first as usual, I should put some money on him one of these years!). Do you like my corsage brooch? It was made by this lovely crafter from a vintage tie. A tie! From an op shop. I love that! Although the reaction from man friends has been 'wow , that's a really nice tie, you should unravel it' . Tsk. The brooch is so beautifully made, too. I like that it's a bit fancy, but not TOO fancy, do you know what I mean? Hurrah for clever crafters!