Friday, 30 September 2011

Vintage beauties

I have been lucky enough to acquire a gorgeous 1960s vintage Liberty of London silk scarf. It's so elegant! And unworn. Still wrapped delicately in tissue paper.

It reminds me of a unicorn, with its silvery and cream flecks.

And what's more, it even came in the original box, date-stamped and everything!

There is also this

A vintage pearl collar choker. Not very me, but still very pretty. I am off to the Manchester Opera House this evening, so I may wear the scarf on its first outing from its box in almost 50 years!!!

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Cakeage and craft

*That* time of the month has arrived; see picture above. Nothing more needs to be said.

A grandma-knit beret and scarf for a small girl (delightfully modelled, accompanied by pyjamas)

I made a padded notice board last year for the children's room, but I needed something smaller for my desk. Because my desk is in our lounge area, I wanted it to be unobtrusive. I had a bit of an urge after spotting this from my Pinterest board, but well, I have to do things right *now*, and I had no clips etc, so I fashioned this:

A stiff piece of picture framing card, covered with some left-over golden raw silk. I attached some silver elastic (with glue, pins, safety pins - whatever it took - seriously, I'm not gonna show you the back because it's a true bodge job!)

Perfect for little notes to remind me of all the crap I know I'll forget.

I look pretty organised now, don't you think?!

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Buttons and birthdays

We had two children's parties yesterday; pure torture. Think of a squillion wailing and noisy monsters running amok, hopped-up on candy and sugar-infested treats. Bliss.

So to chill out, I played with my vintage buttons :)

Twisting them into wiry flowers, inspired by the bridal bouquet of last weekend. 

(And also harvested the remaining lavender this weekend too)

Friday, 23 September 2011

And the bride wore...

Doc Martins! The groom wore some rockin' red and black biker boots. Our nephew's wedding = an awesome weekend.

And the bouquet was made up with...

...buttons! Vintage buttons collected and donated (some by me) and she made her own bouquet. Truly handmade :)

The men's button holes were, well, button holes! All co-ordinating vintage buttons.

A very rock 'n roll wedding - even the tables were named after bands the newlyweds had seen together. 

We were on Biffy Clyro's table!

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Honey and the helper

Working from home does not blend well with a small pixie 'helping', by smothering the laptop with honey.

It's going to be a looooong day.