Well, today is Australia Day, which means I am cooking Lamb Chops for tea and we have rushed outside at the sound of the F1-11 flying over (Is there ever an event in Brisbane where we don’t have at least one F1-11 do either a fly-over or a dump and burn? The benefits I guess of having a RAAF base just down the road).
Also for the fact that it is Australia Day, I have given my site a new change of clothes and adopted a Green and Gold theme, the cool tag template for the header image comes from Tracy Ann’s Cool Bits Kit at Scrapbook-Bytes.
I have spent the morning filing away bookmarks and updating my RSS feed subscriptions and clearing off my desk, so I can hopefully get some scrapbooking done this evening inbetween watching my favourite Australian TV show at the moment – RAN (Remote Area Nurse).
Earlier this week on Monday, Pabbi and I, like many other Brisbanites went to the LifeLine Bookfest (a 6 day pre-loved book sale held twice yearly, which is the largest in the world, yep’s that right Brisbane can claim to fame the world’s largest pre-loved book sale and we have had it for the last 16 years). I spent $6.50 and came away with a fistful of crochet, sewing and knitting leaflets/books. Here are a sample of them, click on the thumbnails to see them full size.
This is a leaflet from an iron-on embroidery pattern from Anchor, the iron-on transfer is long gone but cool are the flowers?
One of four little crochet booklets I picked up, just love the front photo on this one, reminds me of a polaroid portrait.
Loving the elephants
Who could go past some Rayon-Raffia accessories, which are still chic today and were used to make a hat in the recent Interweave Knits Crochet edition.
These three are from a Australian Women’s Weekly embroidery leaflet for the contemporary needlewoman. Which it promises are all quick to work in simple stem and chain stitch. The balloon oven mitts are billed as perfect for children to do for presents as they are easy and inexpensive to make.