fair

In a bid to get my hands on GENUINE vintage fabric, not looky likey pretend vintage-esque I have been trawling the internet and charity shops like a secret stash stalker! Uh Ha! Yep …. You know what I mean, saw you in there as well while I was a snooping!

Anyways, I digress (not much new there then) internet has yeilded two curtains from different places on different days but both arrived yesterday, apart from being utterly lush I must be attracted to poppies right now, purely accidental and I had forgotton about the bright red 70′s door curtain so when I saw it I really did squeal with delight.

My business head in prep for the Vintage Fair in November is saying beautiful cushion covers, very saleable as Christmas gift BUT the eldest daughter (because everything I buy must be for her or her sister even though hey are 23 and 19!)….. Oh Mumma, can you make me a 50′s skirt in that fabric it’s wicked!

Dilemma, it is wicked, it would look great as a 50′s skirt BUT it wont’t earn me any money!!!!! What is a mother to do?

CUSHIONS …. Make some money ~ let her sink herself up to her neck in charity shop offerings and find her own fabric! Do hope I have your support in my bullish position dear reader?

The other poppies has a maker name so am set to research as I can’t quite place the era but they have he feel and look of 40′s or even earlier.

I plan to share my makes with you once
1. Decisions made
2. Grappled fabric away from daughter
3. Husband fed and watered to avoid unwanted interludes
4. Found an extra hour in the day

Welcome any ideas, comments, suggestions for makes etc. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read. Have a great day.

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Button Booty

Thanks to Del at Curlsnskirls I have found you and YOU have helped me feel not so weird! Thank you. The view of another’s collection of booty in their boot (trunk) is heart warming. Did think I may be the only one with such desires!

My latest is vintage haberdashery which in the coming weeks is being made into creations for a London Vintage Fair and hope you will be kindly critical friends to help me stay true to the vintage voyage.

BUTTONS, how many can one woman need? In my opinion no figure can be put on this quite frankly, I share with you a recent bender, the delicious little orbs sat on my bed beyond photographing for my pleasure but in order to protect my much valued marriage I did put them away by bedtime!

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