Thursday, 29 December 2011

Thank you Santa!

Been on an internet ban for Christmas - but wow what a time and how lucky was i...thanks to Santa!? i have a brand new sewing machine! Very excited to crack on now with the project...even have the fabric , a beautiful purple taffeta and lining to match.

Tomorrow i will start with cutting out the pattern pieces and post up pics ...ooh at last im starting to create!

Saturday, 10 December 2011


Inspired by listening to Bing Crosby singing "White Christmas" i decided to make a muff to keep my hands warm now the snow has landed in Scotland. I also came across a beautiful photo of Marilyn with a white muff ( real mink though :o)

I wore a beautiful velvet cape with a fake fur lining for my wedding 10 years ago and had cut it down for my daughters christening. It started to look sad sat in my wardrobe and was now how could i reserect it? well making it into a hand muff seemed a perfect plan.

I started by sewing the fur trim into a muff shape then lining it with the velvet from my hood so every time i used it i remember the feeling of wearing it on my wedding day x I then added the detailing from my cape which looked beautiful i hope you agree. My hands were also lovely and warm and i did get some admiring glances when out and about this afternoon....especially from my daughter who has now requested i make one for her! this i will do and we can wear them with pride when we go ice skating next week in Edinburgh gardens.

Vintage inspired bunting

Spent an afternoon in a fab fabric shop in Glasgow today  ( next week ill hit the vintage shops in Glasgow - can't wait) i came back with fake fur and vintage style  Christmas fabric.

The fake fur is for muffs which i've started on for both myself and my little girl and i'll post about them tomorrow - the fabric is for bunting for the hallway and i started late last night cutting out with crimping scissors lots of triangles which i'm now gluing into ribbon. Pictures below but very easy to do.

Monday, 5 December 2011

knitted hearts

I've been knitting like a crazy person these last few weeks so sourcing fabric has had to go on the back burner!

Since i posted a picture up on my facebook people have been ordering hearts to be knitted - happy to do so via this blog also and post out - can be candy cane stripes or just red and all cinnamon scented ..picture in previous blog post ( £4 each plus p and p) so please feel free to comment on the blog below if you would like any knitted in time for Christmas!

I have bought myself rollers though and have taken to rolling my hair and putting up in 1940s styles which i'm loving ....i think my family have got use to seeing me even cooking now in rollers - very vintage housewife i must say :)

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Pattern arrived!

Hurrah my pattern arrived today for my 50s inspired dress! So i now need to source the fabric and get sewing. I'm also on the look out for Christmas fabrics to make some vintage inspired bunting. In the meantime i've been knitting like a mad woman - people have been asking to buy my knitted scented Christmas hearts :) i have another 10 to make by next Friday!