Search This Blog

Wednesday, 23 February 2011


I love haberdashery but there's only space for so much and then it needs sorting out! So I have finally tackled the mountain of vintage bits and bobs that I have been accumulating over the years and started to put them together. I've been making cards for the shop and then combining vintage buttons and vintage trims in a (hopefully) useful way so that they can go out into the world to embellish someone else's life!

I've found some really lovely things - have to confess that I've kept a few back for projects of my own... but here's a couple of pictures to give you an idea of the things in the shop:

In between my sort outs I have also been in a state of mild panic as I have taken the plunge and am going to take part in the Brighton Festival by exhibiting in an Open House.
Every year, during the Festival, more than 1,000 artists exhibit their work at over 200 venues, in Brighton and Hove and the surrounding area. It's the biggest event of its kind in the country and has been running since 1981. It takes place over the first 4 weekends in May and it's a great way to spend a day. I've always loved wandering in and out of people's houses to look at arts and crafts but this year...I have to produce stuff and it's proving quite scary!
I'm keeping with the vintage/recycling theme and working on postcard lavender sachets and hat stands at the moment but more work needs to be done. It's amazing how soon the first weekend in May is when I mark it out on my calendar. Here's a picture of the prototype hat stands, and a postcard sachet - I've joined in the Spring Makes Me Sing Swap organised by  Jackie at Sew Special Bears  so I will be including a sachet in my swap.
Ah well - back to it, I'll keep you posted..


Kandi said...

Oooh lovely ~ I love the postcard lavender bags. Have fun with Jackie's swap, I'm sitting this one out as I have lots on but the last one was excellent!
p.s. thanks for the vintage school bug posters they arrived safely, I love them and they are currently with the local picture framer!
Kandi x

Handmade and Vintage said...

Thanks Kandi Its my first swap so it's quite exciting. Very glad you like the posters - they will look fabulous when they are framed. Trudix