Subversive Femme

Camperdown Cruise 2015

Another Cruise over, and once again we had a ball (thanks Arthur!).

This year we were lucky enough to share a house in Camperdown with some friends – which means shenanigans of course!

Bruce and Mel are dance teachers (SwingOut Sydney) which also meant I got to inflict my beginner dance moves (as a lead) on them and not worry too much.

We didn’t do much site-seeing this year (only a quick shopping trip to Warrnambool) but no visit to Camperdown is complete without a drive to the top of Mount Leura to see the view across the shire.

We got there just as the weather turned and it was freezing and blowing a gale!

But of course, everyone comes for the bands and music…

And my treasures that I found this year?
How about this little piece of Australiana – a crocheted koala bottle holder, complete with little claws!

I didn’t find as much as last year – my favourite dealers weren’t here for some reason – but I did get some amazing finds from the two op-shops (thrift stores) in town.

Remix shoes, an atomic bamboo fruit basket, straw tiki lamp (for my bedroom), vintage fabric and zips, and heaps of sewing patterns.

My favourite finds do have to be the fabric – a 1940s burgundy rayon crepe, and a 1950s atomic polished cotton (5m and 6m lengths, crazy!). On the way home we stopped into Colac and I found the Sunbeam bias binding too, still in their packets.

I hope you crazy cats had a great weekend too!

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    Jessica Cangiano
    October 28, 2015 at 7:01 am

    How awesomely fun! I adore all of your outfits, very much including that great patio dress and your fiery hued bangles.

    Have a great last week of October!
    ♥ Jessica2

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    Claire Gittins
    October 29, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    You look to have had a great time. Fab vintage finds too!

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