Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Very bad week

I don't know if any one gets bad weeks like I have just had and the weeks not ended yet. Its very lonely working by yourself you have to be very disciplined to work 8 to 5 on your own, I don't think I should have got out of bed this week everything I have touched has gone wrong, 1st thing was Sat I went to get my prescription and chemist was shut, big notice on window closed because chemist was off sick,went to collect again Monday and they had lost it so had to go around surgery and get another and take to chemist again, by this time I had lost my Monday working, Tuesday my upholstery materials I ordered last week came with 2 wrong things so had to pack them up and take to post office, had to put upholstering friends chairs on hold, tried to go onto do some sewing but buy then had lost the plot, (Wed)tried to make soap and can't get it to trace, the only thing that worked today was my strawberry cream sponge (made in lunch hour) I think I will just turn over in bed tomorrow and have a good sleep:)
I am now going to look around Folksy to see what nice things I can find to put on here tomorrow

Friday, 17 July 2009

My work space

Today Friday is my day looking after my grandson (4 years old) and because it was pouring with rain and we could not get into the garden we made some cakes and cleaned up my workroom , it was so much fun sorting through button boxes and draws and finding things I had lost or put in a safe place never to be found till now, he went home with his mum with pockets full of goodies or jewels as he called them, the workroom is today tidy enough to take a picture to share with you, this is as tidy as it will ever get, tomorrow it will be a mess again, its a converted garage and the car now sits in the drive, I spend at least 4 to 8 hours a day here doing what I do best sewing, my industrial overlocker is my best friend and has been my pride and joy for the last 10 years, worked hard to buy this but it has paid for itself over again, before that I had a domestic one, for my flat sewing I have an old industrial brother machine and for my embroidery a Husqvarna Designer 1, this one is a luxury my mother purchased for me for my ** birthday .
Thank you
for making nanny's wet rainy day so full of fun.

One nice clean workroom

Tuesday, 14 July 2009


I have a passion for anything spotted at the moment so have been looking around on Folksy to see what lovelies I can find with spots on and here are a few.

Spotted Star Button Thumb tacks / Push Pins


Hollie Lollie


Amigurumi hand crochet lady bird



Spotted Bear

Vintage Button Coin Purse


Natalie Farrell



I also have a great passion for the fashions of the past and thought I would share a few of my pictures of fashions and advertizing of the mid 1930s and 1940s, this was a very interesting period for me as I was born around the mid 1940s and just love the fashion then and still do.

1936 Knitted suit

1941 Knitted short sleeved cardigan

Under wear 1940's

Oxo advert from 1941

Just love this on as it is so apt for the times and just think oxo is still around after all these years