The Goose Is Getting Fat …

…. really fat. Christmas is rapidly catching up and I am still not ready for Judy’s vintage fair.

Are artists ever ready?

That said, I have been running some ideas past my new best friend Del at Curlsnskirls who has been the most spectacular inspiration and guide. How much did I luck out getting Del as my swap buddy. Well done Kat for that one, international relations between Bedfordshire and Viginia are going swimmingly 🙂

I digress, here for your approval/comments are a few new creations. All have an element of GENUINE vintage, not vintage like or retro style. Good honest to God vintage.

The buttons are circa 1920’s glass made in England, probably in the Midlands. The cream and gold ric rac also made in England circa 1950’s and the flowers made from cushion trim is circa 1940’s with mother of pearl button centre’s again made in England.

Bit of an England theme there but I will have items with French glass buttons form the 1920’s, Italian lace from the same era but they are yet to be made. They are made in my head but of course no matter how creative you are, that’s a whole different creative skill to see in my messy old head 😉

Hope you like and welcome your feedback

Howdy!

ebay trader the vintage pattern shop has thousands of patterns from many era's.... this is circa 1940's

ebay trader the vintage pattern shop has thousands of patterns from many era’s…. this is circa 1940’s

Failure to comply with my own rule of blog each Sunday has led to an overwhelming feeling of bloguilt today!

I am battling with a vintage creation. A wonderful little clutch bag and maybe even a hat, think I have successfully deciphered the pattern but the vintage fabric isn’t being quite so compliant. I found an odd vintage curtain in the loveliest fabric and now know after cutting that I will in future put my fusible facing onto the fabric BEFORE cutting. Dabnabit, it slid all over the place ….. I think my dog was privy to a few unsavoury words as I chased it about.(fabric not the dog)

As a seasoned seamstress I knew full well to put it away for the day lest I take my hissy mood out on the make …. which I must confess I have done before. Outcome, everything goes even further south.

May get a bit done tomorrow but my priority is a private lesson with 2 utterly delightful ladies who have little ones who have dwarfism. This brings such challenges for them as they want for the gorgeous little ones to be dressed snazzily but off the shelf just doesn’t work. Whilst they learn tomorrow, I too shall be learning not having yet had the opportunity to teach this specialist area. I am expecting it to be fascinating as I so want to be able to pass some skills along that will in turn allow these devoted Mum’s to use their creative juices for there little loved ones.

Look forward to telling you all more about that at another time.

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