Monday 27 April 2009

Goulburn Revealed

The Old Flame and I spent the day investigating the op-shops of Goulburn and Yass.

The spreadsheet has been updated and I'll post our impressions later in the week.

Thursday 9 April 2009

Salvos Phillip Sale on now

Kids' clothes are all on sale at Phillip at the moment, all items $2.50 each. Rather fabulous bargains to be had, including school uniform items, and Summer stock. Excellent. Poor Jo had me go through the register this morning with um..... LOTS.




Blogging live from the first day at The Folk Festival where Community Arts have asked me to send the call out for the following items:

* Red, black and/ or white sewing thread
* Nails (of any size)
* Paint (house and/ or craft)
* Old brushes of any size
* Cane and/ or basket making supplies

If you can donate any of the above please Shane on 0406 375 691


Wednesday 8 April 2009

Late night shopping

From Friday 1 May, Salvos Family Store at Phillip (the new big one) will be open 9am-7.30pm each Friday.

Wheeeeeeee! Apologies to the Old Flame, I'll be a bit later than usual Friday nights from now on.

Thursday 2 April 2009

Folk Festival public service announcement


Community Arts needs donated materials for our creations this year. Do you have any of these you could fit into your backpack, boot of the car, suitcase, trolley or private jet to the festival*?

We have no money to pay for them but can guarantee them a good, useful life.

* lengths of timber, any width
* pieces of dowel, any length
* small cuphooks
* wooden toy wheels
* fabric pieces or lengths
* card-weight board - eg cardboard
* clean old cotton towels, sheets, pillowcases, nappies, rags clean socks and hats
* beads and old necklaces, broken or whole
* natural fibres - fleece, bamboo, raffia knitting yarns, knitting needles and crochet hooks
* decorative buttons, ribbons, feathers, thread, sequins
* egg cartons, small cardboard boxes
* coloured magazines and paper for collage
* old pure wool cardigans or jumpers for felt-making, eg shrunk in the wash
* wooden boxes any other interesting recyclable materials suitable for sculpture

A basic electric sewing machine that can sew forwards, backwards and zig-zag and an electric drill. We will use these for making banners and bunting and return them to their owners after the festival.

Please call Shane Marsh on 0406 375 691

(*Or I can arrange delivery)