It seems that this blog has yet
to really get off the ground -
for the past three years
(two at previous house and
one at "now" house) there
has been lots of renovating.
For most of the time, my
collections and wood work
have been packed or just plain
underneath so many other
things.....you know it is a
juggling act, moving one thing and
another to get to another area.
At present it is the kitchen's turn
and going for a completely new
look. From the floor tiles, new
cupboards, new major appliances
to painted walls and adding new
wall tiles and as well as a new
kitchen sink. A lot of areas are
closed off due to a lot of dust from
ripping up tiles - a temporary kitchen
is in our laundry (which will probably be
the next room to do). As to when it all
will be complete is anybody's guess.
The original intention of this blog
was to showcase my sewing accessories
for sale, having started with a crinoline
lady sewing stand. I sold all of them and
would like to do more eventually, and
there will be other sewing items made
I actually have five blogs, "Spool Knitter"
has been getting more attention than
the others, followed by "Crazyhaberdasher",
"Knittingbee" and the last two - the very
"havenotion" and a newbie (don't ask me
why I started another one! ... I guess I thought
I would have time to do some sewing!)
I also have a Spool Knitter group on
Flickr which currently has 84 members
worldwide (who would have thought it?)
and gets quite some action!
Now after all of this, to the subject
for this posting.
Beautiful shiny, satiny, colourful
An essential in any Haberdashery store.
From babies and tots, to young misses
and not-so-young misses!
From hats and bonnets, to hair accessories and
1978, in the land of Oz there
was a TV mini-series -
called "Against the Wind"
(about the lives of convicts in
early years of Australian settlement)
from which came a beautiful song
called Six Ribbons (written
by Jon English and Mario Millo
and sung by Jon English).
You can listen to it here -