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Beautiful bunting handmade from vintage fabric

Here I go again

I’m trying to get into a rhythm of blogging but it’s hopeless. It’s like doing homework and I put it off and put it off and then when I try again WordPress has changed and I get stuck and email Lindsay at http://www.reddesk.co.uk who helps me but then I leave it again for a few weeks and then something changes again and arggggggg.

I want to blog. I have ideas constantly and I write blogs in my head all the time, while I’m walking the dog, having a shower, cooking etc. It’s just the mechanics I’m not good at. Ideally I’d like to have someone to do it for me, so they could follow me round while I’m doing doing the washing and cleaning, shopping, working and driving and I could dictate stuff and they could blog it with the photos I take. Oh I’d love that !
They could also maybe take the rubbish out for me, go to Tescos, unload the dishwasher, cook me lovely healthy dinners every night and mend my cutlery drawer which is stuck. I’d be very good to them and pay them well because I’d have won ten million pounds on the lottery, which is the only way I could possibly afford such a luxurious extravagance.
I’ve just eaten 3 caramel Lindor chocolates and an Easter rabbit’s bottom so I’m in a chocolate induced hayes dreaming of what will never be.
I pledge that I will make myself to blog once a week ish from now on and hopefully it’ll eventually come naturally…..

20140307-140523.jpgThese are one of my sets of Dutch drawers. I don’t know real real name for them but years ago I’d go to Amsterdam regularly and I collected them. There weren’t many around even 20 years ago and now they’re quite rare.
I think it’s from around the fifties and most houses had one in their kitchen for their flour, sugar, herbs and spices. In the Uk we had plastic ones I remember.

20140307-142622.jpgI keep lots of my sewing things in this one including my name labels.

20140307-142756.jpgThis one is for sugar. I know sugar is the devil but I love it and always have. I especially love sugar lumps but if I had a box in the house I’d eat them all in a couple of days.
My friend bought me these lovely brown sugar stirrers the other day.

20140307-143812.jpgMy youngest turned 18 last week so technically they’re all adults and my work here is done ! ūüôā whew.

20140307-145335.jpgI’m making a new little picture with vintage fabric to go in my etsy shop.

Till next time xxx

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Birthday, Bambi, bunting and bobbles.

3 candles 004

cushion 2 009

bambi print 001

cushions & patchtwork mats 022

shapes & big bunting 020

A few things that I’ve just added to my shop.¬†http://www.etsy.com/shop/NickyGrace

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A few nice pics

Huneysuckle

Honeysuckle

I’m missing my flowers in the garden as it gets colder so I thought I’d post a few on here. Just the orange ones as they’re my very fave.

mini bunting

three strands of mini vintage bunting

I’ve been making bunting for my Open House Sale in 10 days. I mainly make it in 2 meter strands which is ¬£12. ¬†Not bad eh.

Nasturtiums

The joy of orange nasturtiums from seed

sweetpeas

and bright pink sweet peas from seed

Autumn mini bunting

The blue and white florals were made by hand in France in the thirties. The ¬†pinky purple rose fabric was also made by hand in the thirties but in¬†America. It’s all so precious.

The blue and white polka dot is from a damaged fifties dress.

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Autumn mini vintage bunting

Hot colours

I’ve just made this. It’s 2 meters long. It’s a bit Halloween ish I think.

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What’s that hanging on the bathroom door

Vintage bunting

Mini vintage bunting on the bathroom door

Mini vintage bunting on the bathroom door. Available at my on line shop

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Bunting and bowl…..so beautiful..

bunting and yellow bowl

mini vintage bunting & a yellow handmade bowl

My mini vintage bunting and my friend Fran’s ceramics are are a match made in Heaven. Her handmade bowls are all unique and each one is just divine. You can find a selection of them in my on line shop.

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Pink vintage Bambi bunting

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Pink Disney Bambi Bunting

Together with Thumper and her mum, this is a very rare vintage Bambi fabric.

Available at my on line shop –¬†Vintage Bambi Bunting

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