These are some of the boxes that I picked up from the side of the road during the last hard rubbish collection. Mr CurlyPops gave them a clear coat of sealer, lined them with plastic, added some drainage holes and 'voila'. The succulents are all cuttings from my mums garden.
I took a little trip to Spotlight yesterday. My mum has requested that I make her a handbag, so of course I said yes because I love making handbags.......but then she said that she wanted it to be plain black! Yes, plain black! I don't do plain.....In the piles and piles of fabric that I have, there is no plain black fabric.
So I went from aisle to aisle in Spotlight searching for something in plain black with a suitable weight for a handbag......to no avail.....until searching through the remnant bins. I found a metre of fabric (not exactly sure what it is) but it has something similar to curtain blockout lining on the back (see bottom right of photo above). Then of course, there were other remnants that I just had to buy as well.....
I also bought a couple of metres of the pink spotty fabric which will be perfect for bias tape (on special for $3.99 a metre) and I found the floral fabric on the clearance table. I think it's linen and it has embroidered flowers. It was only $5.00 for 2 metres.
I'm drawing the winner of the vintage knitting book tonight so don't forget to enter if you haven't already!