Friday, 23 July 2010

This week i have been catching up on some projects for my home.This cabinet was the best fiver i have ever spent i think. I found it in a local charity shop that was closing and had admired it on first sight as it reminded me of my Nans "china cabinet" from the 1960s. I stripped off all the old varnish using wire wool and sand-paper and then used a soft cloth to apply some lime green paint. It has become the perfect home for some of my most treasured vintage hats.More of those later....

lace, roses and vintage mixed with silver wings.Perfect!

This is a re-vamp of a car boot find from last summer.I love the mix of patterns and the rose theme runs throughout and sits well with the colours of the pom-pom screen.

Friday, 16 July 2010

My son returned last week from a dream trip to South Africa, apart from the misery of watching England, he had a great trip and saw much of the country. While in Jo,burg he stayed with my lovely friend Bianca and her family,who not only looked after my Joe very well but along with her very kind Mum sent me some gorgeous presents, including these wonderful fabrics. Big thank you to B and her Mum for inspiring me.

mix of African fabrics with tribal faces material found on a recent trip to Walthamstow.Match made in heaven dont you think?

A sofa full of Fabulousness!

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

feathery and fabulous

this week i have been putting the finishing touches to a head-
piece for a former client to wear to a wedding next month. she is the perfect client who says do whatever you want as long as its all feathers and fabulous! how lovely to have such a free reign with my creativity. thank you Jane for your faith in me again. the piece is made of stripped quills, dyed to match her accessories and biots ( strips of goose feathers) curled and tied to adorn the structure which is attached to a fine silver head band. i hope to have photos of Jane wearing it well at a later date.

This is the first commision i had from the lovely Jane. I was very proud to create this for her wedding day on Lake Como in Italy a couple of summers ago.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

The vintage fayre at Cressing Temple Barns was a fantastic venue with very warm sunshine all day. Our stand was very colourful and attracted a lot of interest.

A real nostalgia day. I went to school on a bus like this in the early 60s.

the stunning roof of the 13th century Barley Barn

Sunday, 4 July 2010