Last week I travelled to Ballarat to visit a friend (an hour and a half away from here). Happily we had arranged to meet outside Spotlight so I managed to give the credit card a little work out, and bought this book:
I saw it and just had to have it.
This book I saw at Ballarat but thought I would exercise some restraint but all weekend I was thinking about what i could do with such little creatures so I went out early this week and bought it (I am sure it was not really worth the effort i went to to get it LOL!!!)....
A visit to Ballarat would not be complete without a trip to Sovereign Needlework. They have the most gorgeous threads. i bought some Perle 3 that i had been needing and couldn't get anywhere and then bought some overdyed thread. Gorgeous. I also happened to see this book and couldn't resist. I haven't done redwork but it is on my very long list of things to do before i depart this earth!!
I already have plans of what I want to make from it. But I will have to restrain myself as i do have other things on my list beforehand. I have since found out that i could have bought this book half price from a website where i love to get books from but oh well, an impulse buy now and again is good for the soul, if not the wallet!!
I have ordered another book which I expect to get here tomorrow. it is a knitting book with very cute baby things in it (i hope!!). Another thing I saw and couldn't resist when I was surfing the 'net the other day. I dont live terribly close to craft stores so the internet is a wonderful thing. i am not sure if DH would agree though!
As for things i need to do; I AM FINISHED!!!!! The 1860s gowns anyway. Both are done and are ready to be worn on Saturday night. My friend's dress has turned out really well and I am told mine is pretty too but it is hard to tell when it is on. I do know mine is very heavy and hers is not, but a swap with me is not in her plans sadly LOL! And it is supposed to be 29 degrees Saturday but it should be cooler in the evening for the dinner. I promise to show some photos next week sometime. Hair is the only thing to be sorted now but as my friend is a hairdresser, I am putting myself into her hands. My job was the dresses and hers is the hair. Most of my hair will be swept back I believe and then ringlets coming down over it. We will see. I am really excited. When do we get a chance to dress up and make ourselves into ladies? Not very often. I must admit to being a bit of a girly girl so this is right up my alley.
I am really looking forward to it, it has been a rough week in our house with my son's asthma having a slight turn for the worse, but it is all settled now thankfully. Health has been an issue for me today but that is a whole other post i think. Thankfully there is always craft to soothe our minds.