Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Op Shop Haul

A video of my recent op shop haul. 


Lovely three tiered cake tower made of mismatched plates

2000s era beaded necklace


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


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