I'm loving Vinnies at the moment- so many bargains recently! And I always seem to find exactly what I need at just the right time....
I recently picked up some great bargain clothes, a beautiful Australian Heritage Cookbook for $2 (combines food and Colonial art- 2 of my favourite things!) and a cute salt and pepper set for $1 - for shaking cinnamon and chocolate on my coffees....mmmm....)
The day my husbands watch strap finally shredded itself to a fine string I walked in and found brand new Rip Curl leather straps for $5- complete with watch tools!
And then I found these .........
Now I'm not usually an embroidery-fan, but you know when something just jumps out at you? I do really like native flowers, and here were 3 kits - flannel flower, Sturts desert pea, and banksia, AND 3 frames specifically for them. At $2 each, how could I leave them there?
Obviously someone was having a crafty clear-out, as I also found an embroidery frame (although until that day I didn't know there was such a thing!) with instructions for $5.
So home they are, and I have started on the Sturts Desert Pea. The kits have all instructions and threads so even I can have a go!
Once I started I had some vague memories of doing embroidery at primary school, and I remember enjoying it!
Well, it was some 20-odd years ago so I'm a bit rusty. Anyway, at the moment its looking like this ----
If they turn out ok I will post pics here, if not -I'll put them on a distant wall !