Thrifty Thursday

June 25th, 2009 by Susannah

Hey! First post for the…err…ummm *cough* year??

I thought I might sneak back into the blogosphere while noone was looking. I’m not 100% sure what’s going to happen here yet….but let’s just go with it and see!

Thought I’d ease myself back in with a little op shopping loot!


I have been hoarding a lot of clothes for the girls. These are a few of my favourites….Oilily winter dress, ‘See Saw’ Marino woollen jacket, Fred Bare dress.

And as usual I couldn’t resist a few lovely little vessels…


…or for some reason this wool. I’ve also collected a few vintage knitting and crochet books and patterns lately…now if only I knew a) how to knit or crochet and b) had the time to learn! Knitting/crochet lessons for Photoshop/digital collage tutorials anyone?


Life’s much more hectic with two than I ever imagined. Trying to balance work and family and have some ‘me’ time in between sometimes feels impossible. So many things I want to do. Not enough time. Isn’t that always the way?

The girls are just lovely! Eloise is such a delight and so funny… a 24/7 stage show. Pantomime and song and dance non stop here lately. She’s big on audience participation! She’s also all abuzz with the idea of starting school next year. School!?? How can that be possible? And little Caitlin…the words are starting to flow and she’s growing into such a sparkly treasure who loves to snuggle. Although she’s only 18months, she’s trying really hard to be four and Eloise is gladly teaching her the ropes. Trouble! But oh so delicious!


Phew that wasn’t so hard! I can’t believe I have procrastinated and put off posting for 8 months!!

I need to dust off the cobwebs, have a Spring mid Winter clean up and start those posts flowing more frequently. I have a truckload of rescued treasures and stuff that I need to photograph and scan. Lots of books, photos and websites and fun things to share. And a few exciting projects in the works which I will divulge details of soon! Maybe even a little bit of creating!!

I’ll try not to leave it so long….honest!!

5 Responses to “Thrifty Thursday”

  1. Becci
    June 26th, 2009 08:28

    So glad you’ve cranked up your blob again!!! Love the ‘treasures’ you scored at the op shop. I love op shopping too.

    Looking forward to reading more 🙂

  2. Melanie
    June 26th, 2009 17:48

    Lovely to see you in blogland again Susannah. That Little Jack Horner mug is adorable 🙂

  3. Belinda (chat)
    July 3rd, 2009 22:38

    Your girls are gorgeous! Eloise still looks like my girl Maisie.

  4. norma
    July 5th, 2009 15:29

    glad you are back. ohh!! you do find some lovely stuff !

  5. Katie
    August 4th, 2009 11:54

    What a lovely blog – glad I just found you, sounds like good timing!

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