Friday, April 17, 2009

Lucky, clucky Friday...



I just had the best time at our local op shop and junk shop. First bit of excitement was these $3 Camper shoes. Oh my goodness. I thought at first that one shoe was missing a button until I put them together...love them! Maybe they will be my lucky, sewing shoes. (Kind of like the way footy players wear their lucky jocks on game day...hmmm...maybe not.)


Then I came across this dear little Holly Hobbie tea set. I thought I'd keep it in the sewing room for Rosie or Sunday to play with when I'm sewing. So cute. I am a sucker for anything like this...little ironing boards, tea sets, cradles, dolls houses... yes, I am a real Home Corner girl.

Next bit of excitement... I was just walking past Mumma Chooks little red cubby house & pondering what to do with her as her two eggs had not hatched. Should I try and remove them? Or just leave her...anyway what did I hear but some teeny, tiny cheeping sounds?!!! Yes, there nestled on top of her mumma was the cutest little yellow chick!!



Of course I raced inside to tell Mark (kids are all out today) and grab the camera. Back at Chook Central I spied another little fluffball - this one is black and yellow. Can you see it peeking out from under mumma?



Can you imagine the thrill when the kids get home? We haven't had our own little chickies before - I feel so...well...clucky!



As the holidays draw to an end I'm half glad and half sad. It's been a really good break this time and we have all had lots of fun, family time. (Yesterday was a bit hairy though as there was a fair bit of grumpiness but that's the only day we've had like that.) I am, however, a girl who likes a bit of routine so next week will be good too.

Oh, did I mention that during the holiday's I became an addict? Did that get your attention?! Yes, I am well and truly hooked by crochet. I blame Attic 24 for getting me addicted, her lovely, colourful pages of hooking really turned me on. Now I have a needle (hook) in my hand at any/every opportunity. Haven't tried hooking in the bath yet but give me time.
A few posts back I showed you my first project, Sunday's bright blanket of pinks, cream & green. Whilst waiting for Spotlight to restock I have started the next blanket, Lucy's, in blues, white, greys etc. It is so lovely working in these colours as they are very soothing. Oh it is FUN!! Check out Attic 24's tutorials if you feel like an easy, on the couch type craft activity. But be warned...once you start...

I'm off to Geelong tonight with friends for a fund raising dinner & then onto Mum's house to see the newly returned Charlotte!! Yay!! Can't wait to give her a big cuddle. Boy am I glad she is back. Sadly she won't be coming home this weekend as she has to settle back at school but at least I get to see her. What are you up to this weekend? Have a lovely one, x

19 comments:

CurlyPops said...

They're the coolest shoes I've ever seen!

PaisleyJade said...

THose shoes are amazing!!

Princess kirstie jane said...

What great shoes and that tea set is so cute and baby chicks and a daughter you have had a day of presents! I have just been posting about crafting in unusual places, I can't say that I have tried the bath yet... might have to.

bekimarie said...

How exciting......to find baby chicks. I think I would of been jumping up and down.
Adorable tea set, I love anything like that.
Have a good weekend
((hugs))
Beki xxx

Floss said...

The shoes are great! I'm currently sharing your feelings about the holidays - we've had a lovely time with just enough to do not to get bored, without too much to get stressed about. All the same, the end of hols grumpiness has attacked us, too, and it will be good to get back to the structure of school. We're English, living in France, and one thing you can say about French schools is that they go for Structure in a big way!

Jemm said...

I love your shoes. I've never seen any like that. What a surprise you kids will have after school. So fun! Guess what? I got 3 little chicks yesterday! An Araucana, Buff Orphington and a Rhode Island Red. I am so excited I can hardly contain myself.

Mc Cranky! said...

this sounds like the most wonderful day, new shoes, chickens, crocheting. i'm very jealous. thanks so much for the award too, you are very very kind xo

Meg said...

New red shoes and new chooks! Lucky and clucky indeed!

Floss said...

Hi again, and thanks for visiting my blog! The church is in Edinburgh - my parents moved to Scotland after I'd left home, and they love their new city. Yes, Raja is a cocker spaniel too - she belongs to our eldest son, who adopted her last year when her previous owner moved into a small flat. She is his faithful companion and has been really good for him. How old is your dog? Raja is 8 but she behaves like a much younger dog. Looking forward to reading more of your blog!

Lyssy May said...

Wow - I have those shoes!!! Unfortunately they weren't $3 (very jealous of that price tag!) but I bought them in England in 2002 and still wear them all the time. They are my most favourite pair I've ever owned and definitely for days when you want to flaunt your inner crafter for the world to see. Enjoy!

Floss said...

Hi again! Thanks for your kind comments - I'm looking forward to getting to know you better through your blog! The Vide Greniers finds are now posted - I DID enjoy myself!

Leanne said...

Well those would have to be the most fabulous shoes I've ever seen...and only $3!?
Holly Hobby tea sets, baby chicks and crochet....so much goodness at your place! I totally relate to the crochet addiction!

Tania said...

Oh. My. Goodness. I'm afraid I can't read past the $3 Campers...as she looks down at her versions - only these are kazillion dollar ankle-type boots that she hasn't taken off in approximately 323 days. (I was actually getting extremely resentful over summer when I had to admit 46 degrees was where I had to draw the line and submit to thongs). Enjoy!

Lynda said...

Beck, how did you find those gorgeous shoes for three bucks !!!!! *glowing green with envy*

I must show you my holly hobbie collection one day LOL, it is embarrassingly huge! I'm a home corner gal too, we must have a tea party one day!

I am missing the kids too! The hols flew past... hugs to you! bye xx

Michelle said...

What perfect Camper Twins! Great score!

Aww, but those chicks are super cute!

clare's craftroom said...

Love , love , love those shoes . Have just posted on my blog my granny square quilt , if you're interested .

clare's craftroom said...

Hi thankyou for visiting and following my blog , it's nice to meet you .

Stephanie said...

The shoes are beautiful.
And they're even red. (!!!)

I'm crazy about that second-t0-last picture.
So beautiful.

Bek said...

Love the shoes! And I am so with you on the granny squares. I love the colours you are using. Very nice!