I am obsessed by collecting vintage teacups. My house has shelves and a lovely old welsh dresser stacked full of them. I simply can’t resist! Any opportunity to visit a vintage/antiques shop/fair and I’m there, searching for teacups. Its a popular hobby as I’m told to believe. It also helps that it’s a generally cheapContinue reading “Vintage Teacups – a short history”
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Crinoline Lady China
I think that I am obsessed by crinoline lady crockery. My weekends seem to consist of visiting vintage or antique shops or even better, if a vintage fair is on that weekend. I think it all started with my mum collecting Crinoline Lady china, generally produced by Sadlerware. Everytime anyone wentContinue reading “Crinoline Lady China”
Pink, retro and typewriters!
I saw this in a shop in Derbyshire and fell in love with the baby blue colour. It’s an old Imperial 200 typewriter, all in full working order as far as I can see, although I haven’t tried it out yet. This lovely thing currently takes pride of place upon my mum’s old welsh dresser,Continue reading “Pink, retro and typewriters!”
My bible of books
My bible of ideas! These are just a few of my favourite books that give me pleasure just to look through them. They are great for coming up with new ideas of things to make or just for changing a room scene. I always watch any Kirsty Allsop craft and vintage programmes and last yearContinue reading “My bible of books”
Boys Fabric! I love these fabric designs, courtesy of fabric rehab. The London buses is my particular favourite. I’m currently making yet another kit bag for my transport obsessed son with it. The London underground fabric will probably be used as the background for a wall tidy and the car fabric can always be turnedContinue reading “Fabric!”
A cute telephone fabric pinboard, with a red ribbon crossover for effect. Just add pins and off you go.
Finally got round to making a square pincushion for a change! Using red and pink spotty fabric, I made a patchwork effect and added ric-rac for a nice finish. The red heart button finishes it off. If you like this, you can buy it on Folksy.
We went to Moseley in Bloom gardens this weekend and as well as looking round and admiring other people’s gardens, I always come away with inspiration and ideas that I intend to carry out. This garden had lovely handmade bunting by the owner and transformed a plain fence. I might well do this in myContinue reading “Bunting!”
Saw this beautiful tablecloth at a café in Matlock. Love the design and the colours!
Pretty sewing tidy in Cath Kidston original bird fabric. It has pink bias binding on the edges and can be hung up on the loop provided or folded away as in the pictures. Lovely and useful for the crafter yet nice to look at too! If you like this, you can buy it on Folksy.