Justin boots

Vintage Justin cowboy boots

If you follow me on Instagram you will have probably seen these already, I shared a few photos when I originally bought them but I love them so much I’m going to share some more!I fell in love with these boots when I was looking for a pair of western style boots. I love western[…]

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Homemade 1940s blouse McCalls 7277

I have 2 teenage daughters and despite my love of crafting from a young age neither of them has had any inclination to take up sewing. They are both incredibly arty and very talented on the drawing and design front but have no interest in actually creating anything that they can wear.So I was surprised[…]

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english rose kitchen units

My 50s English Rose kitchen

I 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 a free ads paper[…]

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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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Make your own 1950s tailored hat

A while ago I bought a few magazines from a vintage fair, one of which was ‘Popular Handicrafts and Practical Homecrafts’ from August 1957. It has loads of lovely adverts and quite a few interesting projects to make and I thought since I love to find free patterns online and from other blogs, that I[…]

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Mid Century Floor Cushion

I’ve recently been playing around in my head with new product ideas, one of which is roller blinds which will be coming to my shop very soon.If you haven’t seen my recent Instagram and Facebook posts showing my colour tests have a look and I’d love it if you let me know what you think.Anyway[…]

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contemporary midcentury lampshades

Lampshades in my new fabrics

I 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 fabrics.Since these fabrics were[…]

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