Well Willen, Wondering What I Do?

Began life as a discarded bedspread

Began life as a discarded bedspread

Waste nothing ...

Waste nothing …


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. 




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

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