Saturday, 11 October 2008

Lost in Time

I just don't know where the time has gone since my last post. It's not as though I have been doing anything terribly exciting!

I have now tacked together my skirt and lining and the next dressmaking lesson, I think I shall have to attach the waist band.

My tuck shop duties have expanded and take up a lot more of my time that I originally anticipated. There is now Halloween celebrations to sort out and also trick or treat bags to make.

I have also helped at the bi-annual jumble sale. Yesterday afternoon was spent sorting out the jumble and this afternoon was spent selling it. But you know me, not one to pass up an opportunity to grab myself a bargain, I managed to grab a few.

I thought these bowls would be perfect for hyacinth bulbs and a Christmas gift.

I just couldn't leave the vintage tablecloths behind could I? They have all been washed and just need an iron, but thankfully they are in perfect condition.

My last finds weren't from the jumble but I managed to find four vintage aprons which are still in their factory folds. I just couldn't bring myself to wash them and lose that new crispness. There are assorted patterns/prints and this is just one of them.

These ones aren't for keeping but are destined to be sold. After all what would I do with four aprons?


bigbucketgirl said...

Love the idea of hyacinth bulbs in the bowls. A simple present...i must look for some!

I've been thinking a lot about you lately! We're off to the big, big smoke and wanted to ask you where you stayed when you did the country living fair? We're going to the business design centre in islington and thought that's where you were?

Wild Rose said...

Hi Samantha,

Like you, I seem to have been away for a while, although quite unintentionally. My blogging has reached something of a hiatus, as I sit in front of the computer and don't know what to write about.

You have some terrific finds from the jumble sale. There is nothing quite like a good rummage through the donations to discover the item that you didn't even know you were looking for!

Marie x