Monday, June 1, 2015

weekend road trip...

beautiful cards at Playing in The Attic

Hello there!  I hope you all had lovely weekends and got to do something fun.  
I had a little weekend away with Gary, well it was really only 24 hours away from home, but sometimes that's all you need to feel like you've had break.  My husband is partial to the road trip and enjoys driving, which is fine by me, I enjoy watching the scenery change and doing a bit of car crochet, so we are a perfect match really! :)  
We went down the South Gippsland coast and stopped in the town of Meeniyan for lunch. I also got to visit Playing in the Attic, the lovely shop owned by Trudy.  I have been following Trudy's blog and Instagram accounts for a while now, so it was lovely to meet her in person and indulge in a bit of retail therapy in her gorgeous shop!  So many beautiful things, stationery, magazines, washi tapes, art supplies and so many other cute things, it is a really lovely space!  I ended up bringing quite a few things home with me!  
Actually, there were several beautiful shops in Meeniyan that I couldn't resist, I added to my cute crockery collection with some very special floral cups from another shop ( I can't remember what it was called now :(  ) 
Here's a  few photos of Trudy's shop. 

.......I got a fair bit of this blanket made as well, so bonus there! 

.......we stayed the night in Inverloch on the South Gippsland coast, this was the view from our room's verandah, it was a chilly day and sea was quite wild, I love how the wind has made the gums grow twisted and spindly, a typically coastal landscape.....

.....I went for a nice dusk walk, it was getting very cold by then, so I didn't venture too far, but the sky was quite beautiful.  It was great to get away from the routines of our normal life and we had a lovely dinner and some good chatting over a few relaxing drinks. Noice.

......I tend to go a bit of a magazine binge when we do road trips, don't really know why!  Here are a few of the mags I bought over the weekend! ( Also found a newish copy of Simply Crochet in a newsagency, we don't get that locally so I had to buy it! :) )  Lots of good reading here, and I guess the colouring book isn't really a magazine, so that doesn't count. :) 

Now it's time to get on with this new week, I have quite a busy one planned, although my car is playing up so I might be more house bound than I intended.  I have a newsletter to get out, a yarn club to plan (exciting!!), a blanket to finish, crochet classes to run, and new stock to source and order!  
Lots of fun work to be done. :) 

What's on your plate this week? 



  1. Whatever I feel like doing, that is the beauty of retirement. That shop looks delightful, full of gorgeousness. Have a great week.

  2. I love your blanket, great choice of colours.

  3. Sounds like a great trip. There is so much beautiful colour in that shop :-)

  4. Lovely! Fun to have some time away from the off-springs from time to time. I too seem to buy many magazines when traveling, and love to crochet on a road trip. The normal summer time pattern here, working in the garden, canning (peaches at the moment), hanging out the laundry (my favorite summertime chore). Found a color mistake in one row on the heart blanket (while seaming rows together) grrrrrr so, more than half a row to frog, before the assemble can start ...again. Have a great day!

  5. That sounds like a lovely little break - sometimes a day is all you need, and then you can have a TON of mini holidays and feel refreshed :) your blanket looks gorgeous by the way! really spectacular, hope we get to see it when it's done! jenny xx

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  7. Beautiful photos and creations! :)


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