Friday, May 24, 2013


I don't know why I want this so much... But isn't he adorable?
A daschund letter holder. And you stick a pencil in his bum to give him a jaunty tail!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Land Girl

Ok so it's not quite like the WLA uniform but I feel very 'in the services'.

Though it's possible my new Heyday cords make me look a bit porky I am so in love with them I want to wear them every day. New me made long sleeve shirt finished this morning. You may notice that the buttons don't go up so far. That's because one went missing, last seen near Jen's mouth. He's still alive so that's good vintage button!!! - Toodle Pip!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Spotlight bonanza!

Spotlight was having (another) sale! I've topped up on some plain fabrics and then I reckon I'm about done for shirts.

More autumnal colours. I've decided to go long sleeved for the plains. I've not done heaps of button down cuffs so this will be a bit of a stretch for me.

Diagonal checks! I've been thinking about a two tone shirt and I reckon this is it. Diagonal checks for the front bodice piece and then dark grey for back, sleeves and collar. Maybe checked cuffs. Except they didn't have any grey so that one will have to wait for a bit. The pink is going to be a spectacularly plain pink shirt all on it's own. It's VERY pink!! Then I need to get started on some skirts. I've got the wool fabric but think I might start with something cheaper. Just in case! Maybe some cord. Ah next pay! Happy sewing times! Toodle Pip!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

The Moby Duck jewellery

I got a (very) early birthday present from my friend Louarna. She has a buddy who makes resin jewellery from casts of vintage Bakelite pieces. Scottie is going to look gorgeous on my in-the-making navy cardigan. The bangle is a real winner and I plan on getting some more so I can go the full Carmen Miranda! - Toodle Pip!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Goings on

In my mind she was wearing a pixie hood. Remembered wrong! This cutie is Deanna Durbin, who died last week. I bought her entire filmography for the library and had a festival earlier this year. Ah, I love her. Remember my horseshoe western fabric? Found these stetson hat buttons today and now they're on their way to me! Though they're coming US Postal so will probably arrive around Christmas!

And I've just finished a delightful book on the Women's Land Army : Land Girls by Joan Mant. Joan is a bit of an amiable nutter and makes awfully good company. It's largely reminiscences of the ladies and is an absolute treat. Amazing women. - Toodle Pip!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Miss Laverty's motoring hood

Also on the horizon is this cute 1940s pixie hood.

But I'm having problems picking a colour. Leaf green? Pale blue? Cornflower blue? Bright red? Going to look on the weekend to see what is available at Little Sparrow. It's DK wool so quite a common weight, though I have seen it made up in 4ply. Hmmm...decisions! - Toodle Pip!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Works in progress

Vintage buttons from L'Uccello for some shirts I'm making. The green ones are glass so there'll be some hand washing on the horizon! Had a tiring day out and about. Buying some new Harry Highpants knickers, taking some trousers to the tailors and some more plotting for my Secret Project! In all I was glad to get home, put the heater on and settle down with the cats and a cup of tea. Toodle Pip!