Friday, June 1, 2012

Op shop treasures

Well, I had a fun and productive day today :).  Fridays are my day off and I try to make the most of every minute that I have with Tess at kindy for 4 hours and the big kids at school. Today Tess wanted to walk to kindy and it was a perfect day to do that, so I drove most of the way down the 'mountain' so that I wouldn't have to walk all the way back up again (yes, lazy I know!).

On my meander back to the car I managed to acquire a beautiful coffee from my favourite local cafe, Zuleika, then stopped in at our local St Vincent de Paul shop and picked up an Olga Berg handbag, a really cute Duraware set in a gorgeous red and three cute little Crown Lynn espresso cups. Feeling very happy with my purchases, I got back to the car and realised it was facing away from my house, which I took to be a sign that I needed to visit the 'tip shop' only a short 5 minute drive away!

I was pretty delighted to discover they had a very cute little Pfaff 1027 sewing machine that looked to be in good condition. I also found a set of Crown Lynn, with three each of saucers, bowls, bread and butter plates, lunch plates and dinner plates, two large-ish lamp shades in cream that I intend to pimp with some funky fabric, and two large pieces of fabric.

For all of these things across the two stores, I paid a grand total of $32!!

Now, back to my cute little Pfaff, it had none of it's accessories (spare sewing feet, bobbin case or foot pedal) with it, but I have an older Pfaff at home (my trusty and much loved Pfaff 1222E) so I figured I could probably use bits from my other Pfaff. Sadly, the foot pedals are incompatible, but I could use the bobbin case, so I threaded it all up and took it down to my local sewing shop to try it with one of their foot pedals. Unfortunately, some idiot had taken it apart at some stage and put one of the plug prongs in the wrong way! I took it home and my clever husband took it apart and fixed the prong, so tomorrow I will take it back to the sewing store and hope like crazy it works when plugged in! I have bonded with this cute little machine already!!


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