Saturday, 10 November 2012

Got me some STUFF....

I completely agree that IT IS BETTER TO GIVE THAN TO RECEIVE, love to give, BUT this week was a week of GETTING - and I enjoyed it!!!!  So I decided to share my little finds, treasures and gifts with you:

 I filled up my button box with "waste" buttons that I bought for R5 a cupful at a little fabric shop in town. I seem to use an aweful LOT of buttons - I am always running out of buttons!

And these exquisite wooden buttons were sent to me by a wonderful, generous , lady!  Thanx again, Maryanne!
 My friend, Tasneem, emailed me and said I simply MUST go and look at the new fabrics at Moolas Store . Well, it was so hard to choose just a few- they had so many new and wonderful fabrics. My dear Mother wants to know: "what are you going to do with them - you have so many bits of  fabric lying around??"   The answer will come to me ..... soon..... :o)

I have been looking for sheet music to use in my collages- but cant find any.  This week I visited the Book Exchange and found this church hymnary (which will now be used as collage pages and become beautiful artwork - to Glorify Him!) I also couldnt resist the book on the right- it was so beautifully embellished- they dont make books like that anymore.  So it had to come home with me to be added to my collection of old books:   (The two of these together cost me R12- Bargain!)

This is part of  the collection.  I think they are so beautiful - so they get displayed all over the place!

Just as a matter of interest I wanted to show you this little book. It  is over 100 years old.  The inscription inside :

That is 14 July 1909 !!!! (before the invention of the ballpoint pen!)

Aren't these too adorable - like mini Aloes?  My friend, Linell, gave me these - and TODAY they are going to be planted Linell!!! (I Promise!)

I ordered some more wool from Woolhogs and because of their November special I received two free balls of wool.  I requested the Bambi wool as my freebee.  It is 70% organic cotton and 30% bamboo.  It is very textured and absolutely gorgeous - Dont you just love the Aubergine colour?

And the final little gift I want to share with you today is this lovely quote, sent to me by Linell. I have added it to my "collection".  LOVE IT :

"Friendship is born at the moment when one person says to another: "what? you too? I thought I was the only one."  "
-C. Lewis-


Helen Stevens said...

Note to self: Must go to Moola's tomorrow. Where did you get your buttons for R5 a cup, Angella? I need more! I have also ordered from Woolhogs, apart from the frames I am making, I am trying to think up some other ideas. Did you get the "Ideas" craft issue? Quite expensive, but so full of good ideas. Also they have an 'antiqued' music sheet, I photocopied it to use for covering a box.

Marina Schreiber said...

Love the fabric from Moolas.

Marina Schreiber said...

The wooden buttons are a treat.