We are back in cold and gloomy Melbourne now: after our quick visit to the lovely warm northern New South Wales coast.
It was good to see my father-in-law and spend some time with him. We always enjoy our time together and the warm weather is a real bonus at this time of the year.
I managed to visit 4 op shops in the area and bought some lovely vintage doileys and a bag full of buckles and buttons. I left most of the buckles at Maurice's (father-in-law) home as they were heavy and I can bring some more home next time. I bought a pretty little cane case which I fitted out with scissors, tape measure, needles, beads etc and that also stayed for my next visit. I think it is wise to leave some necessary items there in case of a quick and unexpected visit sometime. Toothbrush and moisturiser etc are already there as are some bathers and beach towel.
The doileys will need a good wash and iron and maybe some starch; the buckles are a mixture of metal and plastic and will be ideal for future projects.
I am looking forward to putting some of my recent purchases to good, creative use.