Friday, 30 January 2015

Hemswell Shenanigans!

We had a jolly to Hemswell Antiques Centres on Monday.
I love it there and we laughed all day long.
Fancy having a nosey round?
I think this is one of the nicest pin cushions I have ever seen.
German chocolate boxes.
Now, before we got there I was telling me mate Sam about the Whitby jet brooches I had seen there a while ago.
There were brooches carved with old fashioned names like Edith and Maud, and I had seen one with 'Fanny' on.
I nearly bought it but talked myself out of it, and had regretted it ever since.
Sam was scouring the cabinets and then shouted across to me:
'There's a fanny!
There's a fanny!'
Unfortunately, it wasn't made of Whitby jet so I didn't buy it but we chuckled the whole day long.
I've talked about my strange fascination/ repulsion with taxidermy before...but I do love a fox in a box!
This one looked like it came from a museum.
But stuffed animals in costume?!
There's even a fab reclamation yard.
This little chap came home with me!
Look at those carved heels!
Oo I fancy a cup of tea now!
Bourbon or custard cream?

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

The Patchwork Garden...

I've been working for quite a few days on this machine embroidered picture.
I've used some new ( well, to me!) techniques on this piece, acrylic paint and mono printed scraps of fabric.

I think I'm looking forward to Spring!

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Vintage Goodness!

One of my favourite little market towns is Brigg.
Full of quirky independents, charity shops, tea rooms and the fabulous Steel Rooms Gallery.
And to top it all I spied a new vintage shop!
Relix is funky, friendly and full of vintage goodness.
There was even a juke box for customers to play, including hits by 'Marry Banilow'!
I so nearly bought this cape...
I also just have to show off my bargainous and beautiful Welsh tapestry coat that I purchased from my fashionista Bloggy friend Curtise from The Second Hand Years.
'Tis the coat of my dreams and fits like a glove!
(Well, more like a well fitting coat really!)
Thanks Curtise!