The container is a bit kitch (I think that's the term for a bit trashy!) but I adore it because it has birds on it...and not just any bird but NZ native birds. For $1 I am very happy! It actually has a blue plastic lid but I didn't put it on for the photo. Opps! The enamel bowl has nothing to do with the bird bucket, I just liked it and when we go on a real camp it will be well used! The fabric will be used to make cushion covers as soon as I have time! Winter will probably result in lots of sewing now that I have finally acquired a sewing machine! Last but not least is a gardening diary book which was in bad condition but at 50c I am sure I can make use of the imagery and the intact signatures. So those are the 'scores' I made and that in itself would be enough to make me happy...but my good day didn't stop there...I got my flower press out of the cupboard to retrieve some leaves I pressed about 3 weeks ago (remember my hat full of leaves?) and they're looking lovely!Almost to lovely to use...
The green leaves are marigold leaves, I was just playing to see what they came out like:) I have a paper making set/sieve/tray so I am thinking that some home-made paper might also be on the cards...look at the wonderful embossed print I discovered when I lifted the leaves! What a great surprise! I am not sure what I will be able to do with the paper (it's soft tissue/serviette paper) but I have kept it of course!
Last but not least...anyone for a bit of Bacon? These are my recipe cards for this months recipe fat-book tip in swap. I gave fun painting the paper for my bacon strips!
It's no longer Monday, I ended up saving this in draft. It's Tuesday now and I have been out collecting leaves before the council mows them or the forcasted storm destroys them...they're all so pretty and there are so many red leaves at the moment! As always...watch this space! Hoping to tour the globe later tonight...I've missed my blogging friends!