Sunday, 21 November 2010

Sorting and Stitching

This weekend I stayed at my mums, mainly because I haven't stayed at hers for ages, but also because I needed to retrieve the bags and bags of clothing and coats from her loft that I've been storing up there. I'm back home now and have started to sort and price all of the clothing and coats ready for Saturday’s Bicycle Basket Bazaar. I'll also be taking a few pairs of 80s boots and some leather and faux leather gloves; it’s definitely the weather for them.



I found this gorgeous (and very creased) 1970s Jeff Banks for Rembrandt dandelion print blouse in one of the bags. I picked it up in a charity shop while at uni and living in Newcastle Under Lyme. The pattern’s so lovely and the material a nice sheer type that I’m going to keep it, even though I’m nowhere near its size 12 size tag, which in today’s sizing probably equates to a 10.


I also made these while watching Strictly and I’m a Celebrity. I’ve made more than there are in the picture but didn’t make as many as I might have if I hadn’t have had all of the dogs competing for space on the sofa next to me.

I had a lovely surprise in the post last week from Helen at the Undomesticated Scientist. Helen sent me this beautiful Royal Jubilee tablecloth and the images on it are beautiful. I’ll be finding somewhere very special to put it. Thank you Helen!
P.S. My new favourite song is Ellie Goulding's version of 'Your Song' from the John Lewis advert. I keep walking around singing my head off to it. Fortunatley having a dog usually means that the said dog thinks your fantastic at everything, including singing. Every time I sing it Lily wags at me and makes this noise that she makes when she's content. She'd be a terrible X Factor judge if she likes my voice

15 comments:

  1. So much good stuff! I'm envios of your clothes and bag collections! Good luck at the Bazaar, hope it's a success! :)
    xBeth

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  2. I was thinking of you last night as my friend's dog, Tara is the twin of your Lily.
    You've done a great job on those felt doggies adn definately keep the blouse. I've got a Jeff Banks W1 label blouse from the 1960's and it's one of the best things I own. xxx

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  3. Love the doggies and the gorgeous Lily of course! Good luck at the bazaar.

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  4. Ah the Jeff Banks blouse is wonderful, what a great find!

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  5. Love the felt doggies. Hope all goes well next week.

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  6. I love the little felt doggies - very cute. Hope your selling goes well :)

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  7. Look forward to seeing you at the Bicycle Bazaar, you have stacks of clothes there!!!!
    Love the felt doggies & a lovely tablecloth you've acquired there!
    Have a great week : )

    Sharon xx

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  8. Good luck at the BB...I really must try and come one day...sadly I cannot make next week though :( x

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  9. Ah the loft. Probably the most useful room in the whole house!
    And dogs - unconditional love. I'm not saying your wrong that she likes your singing, but remember they do have a sense of humour, too!
    Love the doggie ornaments. xx

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  10. I don't blame you for keeping the blouse, I'd want to keep it all ha! And those felt dogs are adorable!! Also thought I'd let you know that I nominated your blog for a "One Lovely Blog" award :-) xx

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  11. Congratulations, I've just given you a little blogging award:

    http://eclecticephemera.blogspot.com/2010/11/awards-time.html

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  12. Love the little dogs you have made, they are so sweet. If I were to sing Lily would be howling!!
    Jo xx

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  13. Just come across your lovely blog. The little dogs you made are great - isn't it funny how not everyone appreciates our singing!!!
    have a lovely week.
    Jill

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  14. Unfortunately I wont be able to get to the BB due to spending all my cash on the car for it's MOT !!! ; ( So I wont see you tomorrow. Could you let me know when the next one is, as I should be able to get to that?
    Hope you have a great day : )

    Sharon xx

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