english rose kitchen units

My 50s English Rose kitchen

My 50s English Rose kitchenI thought this month I’d share some photos of my English Rose kitchen. I shared some of my bathroom when we decorated it a few months back so this completes the story. When we moved into our house in 1995 (the days before Ebay and the Internet) there used to be[…]

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Vintage Sewing Box

A few thoughts on collecting ‘old stuff’About 5 years ago my husbands Aunt sadly passed away.She had been a machinist all her life and worked in various sewing factories up in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.When I used to work for M&S suppliers she always used to ask me ‘what are the colours going to be next[…]

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50s bathoom sink

Vintage Bathroom Redecoration

Vintage Bathroom RedecorationBack at Easter time we decided to bite the bullet and redecorate our bathroom. The bathroom suite itself was fine but the paint had gotten a bit cracked and flaky and the tile grouting was grubby. Plus I’d never really been happy with the pale turquoise colour we’d painted it when it was[…]

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contemporary midcentury lampshades

Lampshades in my new fabrics

Lampshades in my new fabricsI don’t often remember to mention the fact that I also sell lampshades made using my fabrics. The ones shown on my website all feature my first collection of dress fabrics and are all still available to buy but I have just made a few samples in my new interior weight[…]

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G Plan mid century wing backed chair

Mid Century chair reupholstered in 20th Century Cloth fabric by Sewplush

Mid Century chair reupholstered in 20th Century Cloth fabric by SewplushRecently I was approached by an upholsterer from Suffolk, the beautiful next door county to my home county of Norfolk.She was interested in purchasing my Starlight fabric to reupholster a 1970s Gplan style chair.I watched her Instagram account in anticipation, and was completely blown away[…]

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Vintage fabric bunting

Sew your own vintage bunting

Sew your own vintage style buntingHow many of you have ever had a go at making bunting? I made quite a lot of it for when I was selling my wares at various fairs using my original range of dress fabrics. I was often asked if I sold it (which unfortunately I don’t) but I[…]

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hand made 50s cardigan

Another vintage knitting project…

Another vintage knitting project…As any of you who follow my rather sporadic blogging will know, I do like to try to knit.I can knit but very, very, slowly. I am not great at knitting anything with a pattern – it takes all of my concentration to get the increasing and decreasing correct in plain garter[…]

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How to sew 50s rucksack

Making a 1950s duffle and tote bag

Making a 1950s duffle and tote bagOne of the benefits of designing and printing your own fabric is that you always have a plentiful supply on hand for those little craft projects that you’ve always been wanting to make.A while ago I bought a pattern from Etsy seller ‘My vintage wish’ for a 1950s tote[…]

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