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Having more genuine vintage fabric than anyone individual should have I have a creative juices overload so seek the expert guidance of you all dear readers of WeSewRetro!

A new purchase to my collection, this delicious 1950′s crepe is even better in the ‘flesh’. (Purchased here)

Now I do a storm in cushion families BUT I fear I am hemming myself in (see…. everything is sewing based)!

For my up and coming vintage fair

CHOICE 1 : Full Apron …. from a vintage pattern of course

CHOICE 2: A little girls ‘party’ dress, again from a vintage pattern

What do you think? Other ideas are welcome, if I recall without digging it out I have 2m of this oh sew pretty fabric.

As always thank you for your time x

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From 1 old, unloved curtain to a family of FANTASTIC cushionsThank you so very much to you lovelies who commented on my part one of Accidental Field of Poppies in early September post.

You I hope will be pleased to hear, the business woman in me prevailed and not the Mother ….DANGIT that really is a first, I feel liberated ;)

The poppies have been made into a family of cushions and much to my amazement they sold IMMEDIATELY! Didn’t get them to the vintage fair, just a little promo on my blog and facebook and KAZAM….. gone! More than slightly delighted and even more inspired than I was before so a big thank you for your support, encouragement and advice. xxx

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A fantabulous friend made the find of the century as far as I am concerned. In Malta a moth balled warehouse, delapidated but full of vintage haberdashery. She braved 30 degree heat, no light bar a head torch, no help just her, collapsing wooden shelves and many bugs and creepy crawlies (we Brits are not at all hardy when it comes to bugs). Untouched for over 50 years, she delved in and rescued what she could, all with the blessing of the owner I hasten to add.

I so lucked out to have such a buddy as she has so kindly shared some vintage goodies with me. Trim, lace and buttons ranging from 1920's through to the 1950's.

So in for a penny, in for a pound I'm sewing up an upcycling storm. Buying vintage fabric online to fully compliament the goodies. The grand plan to have a wonderful selection of items for Christmas. I've made some samples today…. Baubles made from trim with vintage button on either side and a heart with glass 1920's red and white buttons. Thinking the heart can work as a bauble for a tree, a mirror hanging or a proper fancy pants pin cushion even!

Tomorrow I am sampling some hair accessories, my thinking is at the vintage fair in November people likely will be looking for either stocking fillers or beautifully unique handmade vintage items with the bonus of saving the planet as its all up-cycled. Everything is of my own design, many sleepless nights with creative juices going CURAZEE with ideas for my goodies which finally are now becoming real things rather than a head full of ideas :)

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Having decided to be a bit more organised than I was over the weekend and truly dear reader that’s not too hard given that I achieved diddly squat due to an overly active creative brain that resulted in total inertia!!

After a good rummage in my drawers I found the vintage pattern I was looking for. After a few modifications to suit I got stuck in and must confess to being more than slightly pleased with the finished article. It will be joining me at Judys Vintage Fair at Spitalfields in November along with my growing stash that I shall be attempting to sell for good old English Pounds :)

Simple yet gorgeous I think! Hope you agree ?

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