Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sewing Tutorial: Bunting!

Everyone loves bunting. You know, those little flags strung together that remind you of circuses, carnivals and other frivolous events? I know I do. So, let's make some.

Ta Da! It's like a circus in my living room. Excellent.

Monday, March 29, 2010


I am currently waiting for these to arrive.

They are from Topshop, which is the last place I thought I'd ever buy something from (besides maybe Hot Topic), but I saw them on an English backpacker here and asked her where she bought them. She said Topshop, and directed me to their online store. In 6-8 working days, they will be mine. Hurrah!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sunday Score!

We worked hard all week. Then, we got up at 5:30am. On our day off. To go to the Camberwell Markets. As you can see, it was quite dark, so I didn't really get an outfit photo, but I took the pants out for a spin.

I brought home:

And now my wall looks like this. Yay!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Postcards From The Stars...

I've been meaning to post these for ages, so here they are. It seems that Janet Wanger (unfortunate surname alert!) wrote to the stars asking for their pictures. These are what she received in reply. The post marks indicate that the were sent between November 14th, 1950 and April 11th, 1952.

Anna Blythe...look at those lips. Botox free. And look - you can buy bigger prints in various sizes!

Arlene Dahl...

Peggy Dow...too busy to sign her name.

I'm guessing this girl's name wasn't "Jeff' as signed. Maybe it's Alice Babs?

Marion Marshall - short and sweet.

Joyce Holden...keepin' it business.

Cute, right?

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Well, isn't that nice?

It seems that the lovely Risa from Vintage Style and Design liked the pants...

Visit her cute blog here...

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Pants Dance...

You may have noticed that I never wear pants. EVER. That is, until I found (and won) three pairs of deadstock 40's slacks on ebay.

They're wool garbadine, which makes them a bit itchy, but you can't have it all! They fit me better than any other modern styles I've tried - but I'm still wary. I'm not used to seeing myself in trousers. What do you think? Should these pants go public?

I also picked up these sweet blouses for a song - more photos later!

Have a good weekend!