Well Willen, Wondering What I Do?

Began life as a discarded bedspread

Began life as a discarded bedspread

Waste nothing ...

Waste nothing …

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Ends up remodelled for many more years use..... No landfill insight for this sweetie!

Ends up remodelled for many more years use….. No landfill insight for this sweetie!

Especially for the manager at Willen Hospice charity shop, think her name is Carrie Anne? Sorry if I got that wrong. 

As an example of what happens to the bits I buy from you I thought I should whip something up and post it here for you to have a looksie. 

You can see where ever possible I will upcycle as much of the original article as possible. Hence, the unpicking of the lovely trim on this huge bedspread that after washing went gloriously fluffy!

Item 1 for your perusal was quickly made up in my head as I wanted to use some of that trim as well as the fabric, then after kicking my Hubby out of the kitchen so I could get cutting the made up idea becomes something real. Hope you like it!?

Over the coming week you will see lots more items that you will recognise as having come from your donated stock so keep an eye out here. 

Look forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks, but not 28th…… Daughter has her graduation. Yeeha! Proud Mum, had to have a little boast. 

 

 

 

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Willen Will Break The Bank!

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Took a run over to Willen Hospice charity shop today to return the curtains. As suspected, not only did I spend the refund but a further £9.00 on top!

As complete confirmation of my obsession, a knitting pattern I DON’T KNIT! Well it was so lovely.

A little black and gold ensemble from I’m guessing the 1960’s for was it £15 or £20. Either way a steal for such a wonderful thing, sadly not in my size, so that has been left at the shop for another lucky person to buy. My black, silver and gold will keep me happy.

Spot a book there Del? Yep a book …. Nice pictures 🙂

For some reason I have been a bit embarrassed to ever mention that I am hindered by Agoraphobia but today I really saw the funny side of this mainly annoying condition. I think mine needs renaming ….. Selective agoraphobia. Funny how I can get out for fabric and vintage aye? Gosh when my man comes home I think he will be wishing my condition weren’t so selective as any jaunt out may be quite short but boy can I spend even in the most restrictive of time frames!!!

Saved by the DELL !!

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Following a spectacular morning with my lovely Rachel yesterday morning I was feeling a little worn around the edges so saved my blog for today.

I had a tip off that a local charity shop for Willen Hospice have some lovely vintage pieces so along we went.The tip was good…. YEEEEHA!

I think Rachel may have near lost the will to live but was a darn good sport about it, so I felt it only right and proper to take her back to mine, fill her full of Latte and talk sewing! How good of me, she doesn’t sew! In my mind I was doing a public service. By listening to me droan on she was able to zone out and enjoy some well earned alpha brain wave time, maybe it was that state of relaxation that made her fall asleep 😉

Why saved by the DELL ?

Amongst my purchases were some really funky 50’s designs. Only when I had a good look last night did I see the label Fibreglass!!! REALLY! Of course, like every other needlecraft move I make, I reported this detail to Del. I woke this morning to a mail concerned about what may happen if I cut this fabric…. small fibres and potential to get into airways. Immediately jumped on the internet whilst giving myself a very firm kick up the rear for not engaging my brain sooner (thankfully hadn’t cut into it).

Newly gained knowledge is that this product was considered a wonder product in the late 50’s. Non Crease, retains whiteness, fire retardant to name a few BUT we now know that it can cause dermatitis if handled too much.

A quick phone call to Willen and they were horrified to hear this could present a hazzard to health. A full refund has been approved …. I shall still spend it in the shop. Willen is such a valued resource in our community I couldn’t take the money and run. They have been totally honourable and they, like I have learnt something new. So really we were both saved by the DELL! x

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