Thursday, October 9, 2008

BLOGTOBERFEST - Day 9 - BigCat and Curlypops Excellent Adventure

Yesterday I set off on an adventure to visit Curlypops. I packed up all my goodies and loaded the bike, put sensible shoes on and headed off to catch the train.




I had to take a train in to the city and swap on to another train. I was nervous about how I would handle the bike on the train especially in the busier city areas but I managed it just fine and got more confident as the day went on.

Look at what happened when I took photos of the bike in the subway. It turned all magical and sparkly. I love it.



I arrived out in Curlypops land in time for a late morning tea. Banana Bread and coffee hit the spot.


We thought some op/thrift shopping was the order of the day so off we went. OMG. We hit the mother load. I don't have photos to show the full extent of my purchasing. I had to leave it all at Curlypops house cause there was no way 4 boxes full of goods and an antique cupboard were going to fit in Betsy's little basket.

Here's a tiny preview of some of the fabric we managed to find. I'll post the rest of the photos when I manage to get it all back to my place. I do have one little treat for the giveaway tomorrow so pop back then to check it out.


It was such a lovely day filled with good talking about real things, lots of laughter, plenty of refreshements and shopping to die for. Isn't it lovely when blog friends become good blog friends who then become real life friends and then great real life friends.

35 comments:

nomes said...

it's really lovely, are you both going on the Kaotic Kuties Redhill craft trip? (i'm green with envy our op shops have been looted out the only one left that no one touches is Yarra Glenn thank god)

Hoppo Bumpo said...

An antique cupboard as well?? I hope we see pictures soon. It sounds like a lovely day out.

PS. I'm very impressed with the pic at Parliament Stn. You must have been beyond the yellow line to take that one!

Jenny said...

What an amazing day you had-I LOVE your sparkly bike picture-it turned out amazingly well. It is always so lovely to make a new friend-especially a life long keeper!

Stacy said...

Sounds like a fun and well used day. The fabric is divine! I can't wait to see all of the other purchases.

CurlyPops said...

I love how you have photos of everything along the way...very cool! Thanks for such a fabulous day out...I'm still grinning today.

Taccolina said...

Hurrah1 We love adventures, and it's great that you had your camera ready all the way. Can't WAIT to see all of the loot!

Karin said...

Well, maybe you could have shlepped the cupboard on your bike, right? Maybe not onto the train though. LOL!!!

Wow, what an excellent adventure indeed! I'm really am chuckling thinking of it.

So so so great when online buddies become real life buddies. :-)

Iron Needles said...

Is your bike named Betsy? My spinning wheel is so named!

Great haul, by the way!

BigCat said...

My fabulous bike is named Betsy. Oh I love her so very much.

THE ESSESS said...

Looks like you and Curly Pops had a Great time!! I was wondering why you hadnt taken your share of the stash... You rode Betsy all the way to Werribee!!! Maybe you should see if you can get a little trailer to tow behind betsy?? That would be pretty cool! But maybe abit hard when you had to pedal up hill??

BelleEnchanted said...

What a lovely day you had! And I LOVED the magical picture of your bike!

flossy-p said...

Wow, I'm so envious. I'd love some blog friends to become real life friends. Sounds like you two had the best day ever!

Erin said...

that sounds like so much fun. how could it not be fun though when you have a friend to see and a subway-sparkly bike named Betsy.

btw, I have to thank you for blogtoberfest. I am having soooo much fun visiting so many blogs.

edward and lilly said...

Sounds like the perfect day :)

little red hen said...

Sounds like fun. I really must get my lovely bike out of my studio and onto the road!

AnastasiaC said...

sounds like a perfect day out!! cant wait to see your loot!

handmaiden said...

What a great day out and with Miss Curlypops and what a stash!!

Michelle said...

Good work on the op shop haul! And I'm very impressed with you and Betsy travelling all that way.

Georgie said...

How much do we love blogland when it makes things like this happen? Wht a fabulous day, and a fabulous haul! Well done!

Michelle said...

A lovely post about a lovely day.

Linda said...

your bike looks so magical, all enchanted!!!!

Nikki said...

What a lovely way to spend a day.... and a grand adventure on Betsy, to boot!

Looking forward to our bloggy purse frame class. I'm sure it'll be a hoot!

Donna Lee said...

An excellent adventure indeed. I am currently shopping for a bike (birthday present) and am looking for one that has a wide seat for my wide seat and one that will take a good sized basket. One never knows what one will want to carry home after all.

Katrins said...

Love that blood chilled adrenalin excitement when you see a good find when oppe shopping!

Elizabeth said...

oh - the sparkly bike!

Sasparilla Sue said...

I'm very jealous. I'd love to take a day and just go shopping and get a cuppa with a friend. Hasn't happened in a while, we all seem too busy, I think I gotta do something about that.

Your bike does look magical! The tires are all glowy - makes you think the thing could fly if it wanted to.

CC said...

I can't wait to see all you've bought..the fabris is just wonderful.

Net said...

Wow! I'm so jealous! What a great day, great company, fantastic finds. The fabric looks amazing! Can't wait to see more of your finds, I'm very curious about the cupboard!

Drewzel said...

Lots of YAY!

SewHum said...

Wow - you did hit the jackpot with all that fabric - well done!

mellimoomoo said...

Big Cat... could you please just transplant Melbourne onto the North Coast for me? Just the good parts...like your op-shops and galleries and crafty folk etc. That would be appreciated, thanks in advance, Megan :)

Stacey said...

Isn't that lovely that you have made the leap from blog friends to real life friends?
That is the motherload of fabrics you found.
What an excellent way to round out an already good day.

Bec said...

I just read about this post on Flossy-P's blog, and I totally agree. I feel a little envious too...ok, a lot envious! But also very happy to. Stories like this reaffirm my faith in humanity. Thank-you :)

Maureen said...

So it was a BigCurlyCatPops kind of adventure. Sounds delightful.

I too would have liked to see the cupboard strapped to your back as you happily pedaled away. But I suppose that would have resulted in a hospital detour!

(I'm going to have do google a Melbourne map to see how far you went for your visit.)

Juddie said...

Looks like a fabulous day out. Well done on your haul too ....

I think I like your magical sparkly bike most of all.