Thursday, 14 April 2011

Brotherhood in Eltham.

With my husband being home from hospital after heart surgery for the past month, I haven't been able to leave the house to go opshopping for extended periods of time. But today I took the chance to pop into our local treasure trove, and found some nice bits and pieces to cheer me up!

There was a whole box of craft magazines that I quickly browsed through, but I was good, and only allowed myself this one for 50c. It had a bonus freebie, which helped me decide to buy it - the scissors case kit in the next picture. I have been meaning to make myself one of these for ages - good timing!

A length of lace $2.50, to add to my stash of laces. $2.50 might sound a lot, but there appears to be a quite a few metres there.

Cute drawstring dilly bag for $1 - I can't resist anything that looks remotely Japanese! Don't know what I'll put in it; I might even put a little gift inside it for one of my friends who also love Japanese and Chinese crafty items.

Can't resist gingham either! Sweet little cloth for $2.50 embellished with ric rac - simple but effective.


Nelly said...

Hi gina I would love a closer look at that clock on th efront of the mag is it embroidered or what?I love clocks.
Hope hubby gets better soon and you find something wonderful at the oppys

Lyndel said...

nice finds Gina, cant wait to see the completed scissor case.

Jac said...

Oh Gina I'd wondered where you'd gone! So glad to hear your hubby's surgery went well, and that you managed to cheer yourself up with some op shopping! Take care :)

secondhandrose said...

Love the gingham cloth!

Gina E. said...

Hi girls - lovely to read your comments! Nelly, The clock is cross stitched. I won't be doing it, so if you want the instructions, email me direct and I'll post them to you.