Wednesday, April 16, 2008

On my desk and a macro shot.

Morning y'all!

It would seem I am now firmly in the habit of waking up to watch the sun rise. I actually kinda like it. The world is so lovely and quiet this time of day - I feel alot of hope about the day to come.

My desk has not changed much since last week. Save for one thing.

Inspired by the contributors at I Op therefore I am I have been getting to know my local op shops.

Its a fun activity which I have been enjoying immensely. I find myself regularly thinking "Tell em their dreaming" especially at the Salvos who seem to be a bit more pricey than most other Op shop outfits. (The reference, for those not in the know is a quote from one of my favorite movies "the Castle").

It's funny how life turns full circle really. In my childhood and teens opshopping was fun and cheap entertainment, a time to find treasures. It was an activity I enjoyed a lot with my nanna when visiting my aunt who worked at her local St Vinnie's. In my 20's I turned my back on the humble op shop instead preferring to acquire stuff new a sign of my new found income and what I then felt was prestige and positioning in the world.

And now with more time, less resources and hopefully a wiser head on my shoulders I am again enjoying the challenge of opshopping. I still love the thrill of finding a treasure. I also now really like the idea of recycling and not contributing to the world's need to make more new stuff.

I managed to pick up what I think was a bargain at my local op shop late last week, some fabric.

It is, I think, some taffeta. I can't be sure really I am still learning the ways means and types of fabric. It is red on one side and black with the red sort of shining through on the other. I picked up 7 metres of the stuff ( 1 metre wide) for $7.

I have a wedding to go to in a few weeks time and am hoping it is the right kinda stuff to make a little cocktail dress. Since having little B my dimensions have changed and I don't fit clothes like I used to so I am thinking it might come in handy. I am off to the dressmaker to find out!

1 comment:

CurlyPops said...

What lovely material you found! I love op-shopping, it's so much fun to find a bargain!