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Monday, 25 February 2013

60s/70s Vibe

I found the perfect place for my Record Player to sit. I forgot I had this wee English Oak Carved Tea Trolley and I think they are both from around the same era, circa 1970s me thinks....
 
 
 
Went out with my wee boy secondhand shopping for some Vinyl and we picked our first bit of Vinyl together....
 
 
 

Sunday, 24 February 2013

80s Chandelier

Another rescue from the skip I fell in love with this instantly, as to be expected with 'modern' Marie Therese chandeliers, the arms are clad in perspex but all other dressing is lead crystal.

Saturday, 23 February 2013

60/70s Record Player

What a find...I love it...saved from the recycling unit in Galashiels...A vintage HMV 1960s/1970s portable record player...
 
Here it is in all its glory....
 
 
and later with a bit of paint and fabric decoupage..

 
 
 
and another view....
 
 

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Purses for 2013

Ok so ive started my stock purses for my 2013 upcoming events. I dont think I will be laminating the fabrics after all...it feels too much like a crisp packet ....
 
 
 
 

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Laminating Fabric

I just love oilcloth but it is a tad on the expensive side and you dont get that many gorgeous patterns.  I decided to try my own version of waterproofing with laminated iron on sheets. They just iron on to your fabric and it is easy peasy to use. At first I was quite impressed the cotton looked like matt oilcloth. It was when I had sewed my wee purse and I was turning it the right way out it went all wrinkly and just felt quite crisp and flimsy and not very nice at all, Kinda put me off finishing the purse. I still  have the back and front centre piece to finish, might do a bit of de-coupage in them.
 
 

Monday, 4 February 2013

New Stock

I am so bored with my wedge purses. I got the paper and scissors out tonight and designed myself a new purses for 2013...I really like the shape..
This is just a sample using my sons old school trousers ...(im not kidding). Im getting some new fabrics next week and im going to start on some new stock.
 
 
 
still to work out how to put the lining in..