Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Op Shop Haul


A video of my recent op shop haul. 

Close-ups:


Lovely three tiered cake tower made of mismatched plates


2000s era beaded necklace


BBC Emma DVD


BBC The Pickwick Papers DVD


BBC Sense and Sensibility DVD


Once Upon A Forest DVD


Sheet set for sewing a dress (hopefully there is enough fabric)


Jacquard jacket


Pretty top with pintuck, lace and ruffle details


Pretty blouse with a lace yoke

I hope you enjoyed my haul. What was your favourite item?

Friday, 5 August 2022

11 years blogging!

Today marks my 11th bloggiversary! I missed the big 10 last year!

Feel free to skip all the booooring details below!

Back in 2011 I started blogging for the first time. For a while I had two blogs: Roses and Vellum, (first post 5 August 2011) which was about books and movies and Frustrated Writer Style (first post 16 September 2011) which was my outfit blog. Around 5th September 2012 I started posting all of it on Roses and Vellum which became my main blog. I think it was in 2020 that I changed the blog name to Crow Faery Laura to match my other social media accounts. 

In 2020 I decided to reboot with a new blog and first posted to this blog in October, although I included some older posts from my original blog and did not fully switch over until 2021.

I have made some great friends through blogging. Many no longer blog but we still keep in touch through other social media. I really enjoy blogging and hope to still be doing it another ten years from now!

Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Wonderland at the Grounds of Alexandria

Last week my friend Momo and I went to the Grounds of Alexandria to see their Wonderland themed installation. 

It was actually quite busy there but everyone was being very respectful and taking turns to take photos!



White rabbit brooch by NatureGirlJewellery
Choker and mushroom pin from Dangerfield


















My outfit: 
White rabbit brooch: NatureGirlJewellery
Choker and mushroom pin: Dangerfield
Blouse: eBay
Coat: Collectif from Love Daphne
Skirt: eBay
Boots: Spendless Shoes

Thursday, 28 July 2022

Wednesday, 20 July 2022

Thrift/ Op Shop Haul


Close-ups:




Cute plates


Sanctuary season 1 box set


Heavenly Creatures DVD


The Artist DVD


Plain Bad Heroines novel


Fabric for a waistcoat for Our Flag Means Death cosplay


Metal fox ornament


Artificial egg ornament


Vest/ corset top


Wrap skirt


Poppy print skirt


I accidentally left this little guy out of the haul. It is papier mache (I think) and is a little box. I have seen ones like this that are birds and other animals.

What was your favourite item from my haul?

Wednesday, 13 July 2022

Tea Cosy Expo

The annual Tea Cosy Expo on the Central Coast is run by the Lions Club. This year it was on the 11th-13th of June. It was the first time I managed to go as I kept missing it in the past.


A furry dog tea cosy


Teapot shaped like a dog on a sofa


A scotty dog on a tea cosy


Another scotty dog tea cosy


Dragon and highland cow tea cosies


Spider tea cosy with button eyes


Flower tea cosies


Tea cosy with variegated wool and leaf sequins


Cupcake tea cosy


Rainbow and bee hive tea cosies


Another cow tea cosy


A cosy cottage tea cosy


Owl tea cosy that won first place


Another prize winner: a dragon tea cosy


Koala tea cosy


Hello Kitty tea cosy


Coral and Nemo tea cosy


Grumpy cat tea cosy


Butterfly life cycle tea cosy


Large tea cosy with hen and chicks


Beehive tea cosy with knitted bees. If this wasn't already sold I would have bought it!


Plum pudding tea cosy


Another Nemo tea cosy, this one has an octopus


Chickens nesting in a tea cosy. Another one I might have bought if it wasn't already sold!


I was glad we went early on the first day, a lot of the tea cosies had already been sold but I was able to purchase this cute orange house! It probably would have been sold if I arrived much later!

Obviously I wanted to wear an  Alice in Wonderland themed outfit:


Teacup pendant: at a market ages ago
Pocketwatch pendant: present ages ago
Brooches: Jubbly Umph and unsure
Jacket: secondhand no label
Blouse: Tokito secondhand
Dress: Sakkas
Socks: eBay probably


Shoes: Hot Chocolate design
Bag: eBay