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Here at my 50s style blog I’ll be sharing my latest projects and anything retro, vintage or mid century inspired that takes my fancy. I’d love to hear from you on my blog post comments or via the contact page.

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Vintage Sewing Box

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 year?’ because she knew…

Mid century melamine coasters

Hand made placemats

Just a quick post to show you all something I made recently. I really liked the idea of having some placemats to match my Melamine coasters so set about sewing some up. I wanted them to be double sided and found a tutorial on Google that looked interesting and that I thought relatively easy. (Famous…

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Hair today…….

I just wanted to share a few thoughts on hair. My hair has always been poker straight and from about the age of 7 or 8 (except for a brief spell when I was 18) I’ve always worn it short.  Often very short – in fact when my eldest daughter was born 13 years ago…


mid century 50s fabric