Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Just squeezing in my' March Monthly Make'consisting of two cushions.  I don't know how old this fabric is but I think it is a  pretty vintage style and the doillies are definitely vintage.  I'm glad of the lighter evenings now,  it makes sewing that much easier, I struggled sewing the buttons on and that was with my glasses on!

Car boot season is upon us- Hooray!! We did a car boot at the weekend , and had a really good clear out, still managed to bring some new bits home though....

Pretty plates and two pie funnels...

These glasses, I would think are from the 1950's are in fabulous condition.

An EMBEE dispenser for loose tea, it fixes on to the wall and away you go!

This Bluebird toffee tin depicts a picture of Mermaid st. Rye

I'll be keeping this Nestle chocolate box. I used  to love looking at all the 'picture ' boxes of chocolates displayed in the sweet shop when I was little.

I won a great giveaway from Amy of Blighty Boutique, its a book called...

Its full of great photos and tips showing just how resourceful people were ,with 'Make do and mend being the order of the day.
So thanks again Amy.

 Lets hope the sun keeps shining Linda xx

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

I am quite late in blogging about the fabulous Northampton Vintage Fair, which took place on Saturday, but I have had 18th Birthday celebrations and a school production to work on, where I've been helping to costume 105 small children as various insects, so feel I have had a good excuse!  I can see that fellow bloggers have done a great job in reporting on the day, which was organised so well by Ann and Trevor.

I bought this great 1950s magazine rack for my eldest daughter, from a fellow stallholder,  Mr.TabbyRoo pulled a bit of a strange face when he saw it, but as I thought, she loved it.

I made some 'keepsakes' for my daughters birthday....

                                                               A 'captured' Georgian style fairy.

  I bought a digital collage sheet from the very talented 'Itkupilli' and used the different figures throughout, presents, tags, and cake.

Ruby loved this present. I bought the cage months ago at auction , not knowing what I was going to do with it.  Then gradually ideas came together.

The 'captured' fairy is holding a tiny key,  and suspended from a pearl rope inside the cage.

The figures all 'appeared ' later on the cake...

One of the tags I made for her had a picture of the actress Sophie Tucker,.with one of her quotes written on the back:-
 From birth to age eighteen, a girl needs good parents. From eighteen to thirty five, she needs good looks. Fronm thirty five to fifty five she needs a good personality. From fifty five on she needs good cash!

Linda xx