Sunday, 15 May 2011

Back to blogging and booting...

  I was so looking forward to my two week holiday from school, it started off ok and I thought I was just a bit tired, then I got a sore throat and started to feel very unwell. Anyway I ended up developing a chest infection, attempted to go back to work after the holidays only to be sent straight home and ended up having three more weeks off work and three lots of antibiotics! I'm back to work tomorrow and I am really looking forward to it, though ask me again about 2o'clock in the afternoon!
So all my plans for making and sorting were pretty much scuppered, though I've been trying to make up for it...

Unfortunately I didn't get anything made for the April Monthly Make, but have managed some cushions for this month, they might look a bit wrinkly, I haven't put the pads in yet.

I've used vintage fabric and a mixture of new and old trims.

Inbetween showers we have got to a couple of boot sales....

After selling off most of my huge tin collection last year it is slowly amassing again!

 Mr TabbyRoo found this pretty Meakin plate....

Yesterday Mr.TabbyRoo and I went along to the local cricket ground where they were filming for Dickinsons Real Deal. It was interesting to see how it's done and what a lengthy process it is. We queued up for a couple of hours , we didn't get chosen to be filmed, just as well really we had gone straight from a boot sale and looked as though we been dragged through several bushes! David Dickenson looked his usual dapper self and I have to say he didn't appear to be so orange. We had taken along our small Tiffiny studios tray to be valued, and was very pleased with the estimate of £80 to £120, considering Mr.TabbyRoo bought it some years ago for 50p, this doesn't happen to us very often, we work on the premise of buying things like we  and don't purposely look for valuables- no we will never be rich!

                                       Our next event is a Spring Fair organised by Handmade and Vintage-Saturday 21st May, 10-3 at York House, Stony Stratford. There will be three floors of Vintage and handmade goodies, an old fashioned tea room and Betty the vintage ice cream van.    
Have a good week 
Linda xx      


  1. sorry to hear you've been ill, hope you now all better. Thats very cool about seeing real deal being filmed - even better the valuation you were given :o) Scarlett x

  2. So sorry to hear you have been so poorly but glad you are feeling much better. Good luck with work tomorrow. How exciting to meet Mr Dickson and well done on your tray ;-) Love your little tins, have a lovely week, dee x

  3. Sorry to hear that you have been unwell and don't overdo it on your return to work tomorrow. Good luck at Stony Stratford and sorry we won't see you at Northampton on Saturday x

  4. Hope your first day back went well; sorry to hear you have been so unwell. Hope all goes well at Stony Stratford on Saturday. Vicki x

  5. Hi Linda, great to hear you will be at Stony on Saturday, see you there! xx

  6. Poor old you, hope you are on the mend now. Good luck on Saturday at Stoney, we willmiss seeing you and Jake Saturday it will seem strange not having you there, but here's to next time.


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