Tuesday, 29 June 2010
A gorgeous wrap bangle, a necklace that fascinates everyone who sees it, a pair of earrings that make the prettiest noise in your ears and an amazing card made from a hand painted leaf. Some coats
Monday, 28 June 2010
In truth I haven't got all that much to write about, most of my time and pretty much all my brain space is being taken up with sewing. A big apology to the MSE girls, I've all but dropped off that particular planet although I have a quick snoop now and again. I have decided that I shall blog when time permits but it will probably be mostly photos of what I've made. Incidentally I do welcome constructive criticism and if something I've made tickles your fancy I also welcome sales!
Sadly however my hard disk is full to bursting so I can't get any pics up for the time being, I'm sure I'll remember how to do that thing where you make room for new stuff eventually!
Bye for now! xx
Sunday, 13 June 2010
I've learnt 3 things
1) Sometimes I look EXACTLY like my Mum
2) I should never, NEVER go sleeveless
and 3) My hair needs to HURRY UP AND GROW! Short hair never has been and never will be my thing.
You can't see the colour of my hair very well, I mixed Special Effects blue velvet and atomic pink, I am given to understand that will give me the longest lasting purple possible but unfortunately it has gone very dark. I like it though and hopefully it will fade to lighter purple quite quickly.
dress - thrifted, originally Wallis £6.99
gladiators - Peacocks £12
necklace - courtesy of Vix
vintage bag - from Helga
bracelet - Primark £1.50
earrings - thrifted 95p
Saturday, 12 June 2010
Thursday, 10 June 2010
Here's the bag I picked up at the vintage fair on Saturday (BTW huge apologies Alex, I am sometimes very dense and assumed because it was in Liverpool you'd know about it. Yes, my thought processes often have no logic!)
I was sitting on some steps while the Offspring had a cupcake (I have just been told off and been instructed to call her Lydia as she doesn't like offspring) and I spotted it on a nearby stall, it was positively calling to me. It was £8.50 and when I opened it it was completely pristine and the lining proclaimed it to be Jaques Vert, the yellowing leather care leaflet tucked into the inside pocket was the only clue to its vintage. I'm not usually an 80s girl but I'm making an exception in this case!
I'm going to a thing in Wrexham on Saturday, it seems to be a craft / vintage fair with live music as well. I'm not sure if it's going to be any good but it's free entry so nothing to lose. If anyone local is reading this it is at Central Station in the afternoon.
You might like to nip over to YouTube now to listen to some Offspring because despite what Lydia thinks they are really very good!
Wednesday, 9 June 2010
This is a large piece of fabric destined to become a mini dress, possibly a shift dress. Some kind of braid may well be involved. The shades of green are much richer and brighter in real life.
A fantastic stretchy printed nylony top (Mum did tell me the proper name for the fabric but I have memory issues!), again much better greens than the picture suggests. Some lengthening or shortening of the sleeves will be necessary but I'm not sure which yet.
I don't think this is vintage but it looks it. It's a fabulous shape but at least 2 sizes bigger than I am. It shouldn't be too hard to take in. Also the straps need to be lengthened a bit, not sure how I'm going to do that yet. I will wear this with a wide black belt to echo the black peek-a-boo lining.
I got Mum to model my latest coat, the colours are completely random on this one (better in real life as per usual), I just wanted to clear some of the mess out of my sewing room so this was essentially made from scraps.