Saturday, December 31, 2011

Fun and festivities galore .....

Well Christmas has been and gone for another year and I am rather relieved.  We had a funtastic day with a crowd of "orphans" who gathered at the fabulous
in Bright and did  a "pot luck" lunch!
Easy for everyone and lots of helping hands to clean up afterwards!
We came home after a great afternoon and
 chilled with the kids watching our current favourite movie


I was very spoilt for Christmas and received some gorgeous pre-loved gifts!

These fabulous kitchen canisters! Perfect for a girl born in the year of the rooster!


These lovely jubbly old rose tins in a deep apricoty sort of orangey colour!

and this yummo scrumptious 1970's hand-tooled leather bag!
Oh my God, I am in lurve!

Another favourite pressie is this spectacular book from my sister

"Famous Frocks" complete with traceable pattern pieces instructions and style variations!
It couldn't be a more perfect present for this give-it-a-go-sewing-kinda-chick!
Lots of delightful photos and sketches with patterns for frocks inspired by
Jackie O, Twiggy, Audrey Hepburn, Rita Hayworth, Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis,
 Diana Ross, Stevie Nicks and Madonna!
I feel like I have died and gone to heaven!!!

To top off a fabulous week with the family, catching up with friends, movies, sleep-ins, drinky poos, BBQ's and not a sewing machine in sight ......  well, actually
(more on that in a minute)

I  also managed to snaffle a few bargains at the local oppie
(but I had to fight my way through the tourists)

a la vintage sheet o mondo's
genuine black leather pants
(but fart ...... I wish I could fit them!)

They are a bit eighties but hell - they are leather!

Granny cardigans for re-vamping

old tins

and the piste de resistance
 (said with my fabulous french accent)

in return for giving away

this funky smurf dress to my gorgeous friend Trina
she secretly sourced this BRASH pedal sewing machine and 
dropped it at my doorstep two days later!
How freakin awesome is it!

My oh my ............. I have been a rather spoilt bratt this xmas!

But now petals it's time to rattle me dags and head off to another wee BBQ for more wee drinky poos to celebrate the New Year in!
(I wonder if I'll still be awake at midnight????)

Happy Freakin New Year everybody!
I hope you have a great night and all the very best for
x Dee x


  1. Oh my you got spoilt with second hand goodness! That sewing machine is wow and those fabrics are stunning. I'm so adding that book to my ever growing book wishlist.

    Happy New Year!!

  2. Dee what fabulous and amazing treasure!!!!
    Just love the rooster caddies!!!
    Wishing you a blissful and delightful new year!!!
    Love V

  3. Wow you sure did score this Christmas! Fantastic treasures! Happy New Year to you. Xx

  4. How spoilt are you but you deserve it being such a giver yourself.The canisters are like ones my mum used to own (we painted them in the 80s um ah) I belive they were old side show prizes back when there was no plastic garbage like today.
    The leather pants would be great made into shorts (see that alot) and that machine !! wow.
    have a great new year Mrs ODB I sure am aiming on a good one to for a change lol xxx

  5. Ooh those rose canisters are EX-FRICKIN-QUISITE!!!

    And that book is seriously amazing - what a wonderful, PERFECT gift for you, Dee.

    The fabric second from the left might have my name on it... it's GORGEOUS!

    And the sewing machine is splendiferous - what a marvellous surprise.

    Happy new Year, gorgeous, it has been such a pleasure to be on the receiving end of your generosity - I am looking forward to reciprocating in the near future.

    Sarah xxx

  6. Yep I'm going to second the, love, love. But I am utterly head over heals for the tooled bag, one of those have been on my wish list for a while now and this year I'm going to make it happen....I don't blame you for being in love with it.

    You have done so well with all those finds, I'm a wee bit jealous to tell the tuth.

  7. Happy New Year, Dee!
    I knew Sarah would go wild for those cannisters. The book is awesome and so is that divine tooled leather bag.
    I love the Brash pedal and I'd love to see Trina rocking the Smurf dress.
    Hope the BBQ was a drunken success! x

  8. In love with your rose tins - lucky girl!

  9. O,fark,baby,what a bundle of delectable goodies!!I'm waaaay jealous of the cannisters,in particular!!! Hurrah for being spoilt rotten!It's just how it should be!

  10. Oh MY!! I love all your treasures-LOVE LOVE LOVE! The wooden canisters are gorgeous. Lucky you


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