This post is 100% boastful, showing some lovely things I bought at the Cottage Industry "rumbleinthejumble" studio sale. As I noted on Instagram, I did lose my mind and spend all my money, and was left scrabbling for 50 cent pieces in order to pay for everything!
Here's the thing: I actually don't buy anything much except food right now so I let myself go crazy. I'm totally bored by shopping and can't do it much - even op-shops are done in small doses - so this was a novelty. I can't show all the stuff I bought as some of it was bought with future gift-giving in mind.
Exhibit A above is detail from a new skirt: the print is Pyrex bowls and casseroles and what looks like Kathie Winkle cups. Daughter actually nabbed this for me: at the time I was totally distracted scrabbling in two big boxes of doilies. I bought a handful and now will finish my tablecloth off with them.
S did very well too, as well as a t-shirt, a skirt and a dress she fell in love with the colour of these Afghans:
|just a little piece of that circle pattern but I loved it. My op-shop tablecloth in background, not a sale purchase|
After the sale we went to a birthday party. I thought you might like to see the birthday cheesecake decorated with fruit, in N's inimitable artistic style:
|Kitty Tintookie not eating a cherry that fell off|
I am taking a few days off work. It is really nice to be doing things like making ANZAC biscuits at 11 in the morning and reading in the afternoon. S went back to University today after deferring for a semester. After being so sick in December there were "complications" and the doctor deemed it unwise to go back in March. J is off to school ski camp next week and B is changing jobs! This is going to be a long and drawn out process and won't happen til next year but it will certainly be a change of pace for him after 30 years in a very tough industry that takes no prisoners. Beginning are good times, as Dodie Smith once wrote.