This week, at Chez Poppalina:
The Royal Melbourne Show
Lots of this:
not enough of this:
and far too much of this:
ending with a gig on the Town Square Stage in sub-zero temperatures that deep-froze the tush, and looked a bit like this:
only much, much colder, avec 3 sugar-frenzied, unsupervised offspring devouring the contents of their showbags backstage and running feverishly in ever-decreasing circles until they stopped, and vomited.
And although the word 'gig' does not have a 'Shhh!' in it, I think you'll find he word 'tush', does. See also: showbags, sugar, and shpeweverywhere, not to mention the names we called them when we discovered what they'd been up to.
And of course, we forgot our cameras, so all Show photos are courtesy of the ever-handy Tim Chmielewski (which may or may not be a 'Shhh!' sound. Who can say?)
Meanwhile, at home in Craft Land, after getting into Big Trouble from Mym for using her dolls as pincushions, (a reasonable objection, I decided, upon reflection), I finally got my act together and made a pincushion of my very own:
And last, but not least, this came in the mail yesterday, after getting lost for a week, and causing the elderly Prior Owner no end of grief.
In my opinion, (and I've been spinning since I was a child), New Zealand is hard to beat for hand-built, hardwood, vintage spinning wheels. This is a pipy wheel, made of rimu wood, probably crafted sometime in the 1970s, signed and stamped by "philip poore", and I CANNOT BELIEVE NOBODY BID AGAINST ME FOR IT ON EBAY. Idiots left, right and centre bidding like demons for cheap, pine, ashwood spinning wheels, and this little baby sitting all by herself in a corner, not a bid to her name. I almost had a heart attack.
Took me all night to put it together, and I haven't quite got the tension right, she's still overspinning, but I did manage to spin some cashmere, which, handily, provides me with the requisite (and, thankfully, last) 'Shhh!' sound.
So stay tuned for a fibrefest. This is hopefully the first stage of a little project I am putting together for Shhh! at Craft Victoria