A fresh new store in Mildura featuring Australian handmade design

Monday, July 11, 2011

Handy Dandy Crafts

Look at what $2 at Vinnies can buy you these days, total inspiration and hours of crafty fun!
Do you think they needed to put that dog on the cover?

Womans Day Complete Book of Handicrafts circa 1973 has heaps of cool projects that are just so hip right now and as you will see in the snaps below, a few daggy moments we might leave in the 70's!
Lapel flowers - YES
Pin cushion mice - YES
Toilet roll men - including Mr Snodgrass - YES
Fringed leather vest - YES
Floral tapestry cushion cover - YES
Bridal veil with crochet detail - NO

Granny square vest - sadly NO
Primary colours kids knits - YES

Family in cream cable knits -  NO
Gardening apron featuring manure filled wheelbarrow - NO

Quilted cushion cover and cosies - YES

Matching Sherlock Holmes jacket and cap - YES

Saturday, July 2, 2011


Did you know?

  • Most disposable coffee cups are not recyclable
  • Australians use 1 BILLION paper cups every year, which is the equivalent to cutting down 6 MILLION trees!
  • 1 BILLION cups make 5,500 tonnes of landfill every year
Introducing...(trumpet sounding) hookTURN BYO coffee cups to the rescue!

These little babies are made from food grade silicone (BPA free)which means they are dishwasher friendly, microwave friendly, user friendly and eco friendly.

They are designed to look like a take-away coffee cup, will keep your bevy warm and your fingers cool. Some cafe's are also offering a small discount off the price of your cuppa when you BYO cup!

There are lots of colours to choose from and two sizes 8oz $12.00 and 12oz $17.50. Prices are going up soon, be quick to get them at this price!

Facts from www.carboncompass.com.au/switch-to-save#8