How utterly delicious is this mini vintage Mint Green Toy Sewing Machine Mid Century by LoveButlerVintage? I want it so desperately – but am showing immense will power… can you give it a good home?
In the 70′s my mum (like many others) was an Avon Lady.. and every now and again they would offer incentives or limited edition ‘Milk Glass’ – a creamy white pressed glass, often textured and sometimes printed with bold floral graphics. (NOTE: The Venetians in the 16th century made this way before Avon – but thats just how I remember it!) I have collected a few pieces over the years, but my kitchen cupboards (and garage) are heaving with crockery, and so unless it is super special, I have to say NO!
So instead.. here are a few of my latest finds from Etsy – for you to view, maybe love and should you fancy – give a good home to.. as I would love to x
In Cross Stitcher this month – my column is was entitled WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE, as not content with owls and cute folksy fowls, designers are looking to the Jungle Greats for their latest inspirations
I love Markus Lupfers animal sequinned jumpers this season, whilst Stella Macartney has also added a bit of roar with her tiger prints
Stella Macartney Tiger Jumper £575 Liberty
The influence of mid century needlepoint is all around.. like this vintage lion cushion chart found on Etsy,by illkniterate, which you could use as a counted cross stitch pattern.
I love the alternative work of Susan from Red Gate Stitchery – and this cute PDF patchwork elephant is the perfect mix of pattern and silhouette.
Happy stitching x
Well it is that time of year in Sussex and we are off to pick Strawberries tomorrow ready for the big Jubilee weekend.. so I thought I would share a crafty strawberry find I found by thecozyproject…
Loving the Aqua / Strawberry combination on their coffee cosy, which is almost good enough to eat!…
PInterest is one of my new obsessions.. and yes I know I am late to the table, but there is a good reason for this…. I knew that when I joined, I would be sucked up into a world of pretty pictures for hours upon end!
.. well I was right! But a new work project meant that due to ‘joint pin boards’ I had to sign up for this sweet shop of prettiness… and on the front page was this madly gorgeous – or too much? Mermaid crochet pattern for babies… in a Products I Love / mermaid.
Sadly the pinterest gal did not fully credit the source *tut* and so I had a little look on Etsy and came up with this pattern … too much on a new born in my eyes – but for a tot delightful – if a little ‘legs tied up’..
hey ho – sacrificing for craft and all that
I have already discussed at length my ‘Love of the Custard Cream‘ and indeed my families addiction to retro biscuits… and I have been working on some Cross Stitch Kits which pay tribute to these classics.. Whilst browsing Etsy the other day Mr H discovered someone else who obviously was partial to these teatime delights too. WHATNIKKIMADE creates screen printed super sized cushions of her favourite tea time treats…
We love them A LOT and are trying to find space on our ever full sofas to justify purchasing a couple for our collection!