Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sale madness in Melbourne

Picked an excellent time to visit Melbourne. Sales on everywhere, 50-70% off in most cases. However, mindful of my baggage limit on the flight home, I didn’t go completely crazy.
Except for Buttonmania. The sale was by weight; below cost Aussie $4.
Completely forgot to take swatches of all WIP fabrics before leaving NZ, but luckily did have some swatches with me in a notebook I always carry.
In no particular order:
  • green buttons match one of those swatches, couldn’t decide which style I liked best so hey! bought both
  • grey for coat fabric given to me by Auntie Muriel
  • black buttons are always useful
  • brown buttons either end because I liked them
  • buckles are for future projects
  • and how cute are the little two-toned cream and brown buttons in the centre.
There was just so much stock; I had to giggle when I opened a box and found a note inside “Didn’t get to this box - ran out of time!” I know the feeling.
Next time, just wait until next time!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

These boots are made for walkin’

SunnyJim found some cheap flights and we’re off to Melbourne for the weekend! 
What a treat. Melbourne is my second most favourite city in the world (after Wellington, of course!) but I haven’t visited in about 7 years, thanks to the mortgage. Looking forward to checking out the old haunts and discovering some new ones.
AND will still be there on Monday for the start of the Buttonmania sale!
So packing the sensible shoes for all the walking I’m planning on doing - sorry beautiful red suede Minx boots, you’ll be staying in the closet.