Monday, November 3, 2008

Melbourne Cup

Beautiful Head Bands


Well tomorrow is Melbourne Cup here in Australia. It's a horse race and its called "The race that stops a Nation"... and it's true people stop to watch from all over the nation. Business's shut down just to watch or even have the day or afternoon off. Its an excuse for the ladies to dress up in their finery and the milliners are busy making hats.... People place a bit even if the rest of the year they never do and all over the place people have sweeps where you are randomly picked a horse and everyone contributes so much...It's I guess a bit of fun although coming from a family where your father spent most of his money on the horses and then some I don't think it is a sport to get caught up in the world of gambling...

My daughter Laura made these great head bands last night. I think they are fabulous and worthy of Melbourne cup...I love the bird design... My daughters are both very artistic and I love their creative flair..

A few years ago my daughter Amy and a friend dressed up in old style for the Melbourne Cup and she drives a little 1963 mini so it fitted right in with the theme.. The little mini is bright pink and she is thinking of selling it soon as she is hoping to head over to the UK. It's been a faithful car for her and it runs on the smell of an oily rag so it's a shame she can't ship it over to the Uk so it can go back home to the mother land where it came from.
Boy it's almost as old as me and that's pretty old!
Some more of the girls handy work...
Love Sharon XX <><

5 comments:

Lora said...

Those are beautiful headbands! And the event sounds like a lot of fun. I've never been to a horse race, although we have some big ones here, too.

completely-coastal.com said...

It's always great to stumble upon another beach dweller! Interesting to learn about the traditional horse race..., and that Mini cooper was a flashback... Traveled through Spain and France in one of those more than twenty years ago.

Judy said...

I attended my first horse race in September. Some friends of ours own a horse (Krazy Koffee)who happened to be the big winner that day.

I think you are all artistic over there!

dot said...

Sharon, I love the pic of Amy beside her car - so cool! Wish I could look at your blog more often - my home computer is not cooperating so it is impossible there - I'm at work - this is a no!no! Love all the creativity! Dot

Kath said...

ooh, the headbands turned out really good!