When I was shopping on the market this morning a couple of ladies asked for a closer look at my skirt as they reckoned patchwork was a dying art. They've obviously never visited my blog.
We've had a change round this weekend, there's not enough room for me and my vintage stock in my office any more so my desk's been shifted to the middle room and, like the rest of the house, it's a veritable patchwork-fest.
Clockwise from top left: All clichéd bloggers need a rotary dial phone (mine was £2 from a car boot years ago), stationery stored in a 1970s Elizabethan Pottery Portabello jug, 1920s filling cabinet (donated by my friend, Fi), old school desk (£1, jumble sale), 1960s psychedelic paperweight (20p, car boot sale)
Laptop? Internet-enabled mobile phone? I-Pad? Don't be daft, this ancient PCs served me just fine for years.
Dee's recent blog post inspired me to make my own patchwork lampshade.
Unlike Dee's mines a lot more slapdash. My pinking shears are blunt (they did come from a jumble sale) so I cut my scraps out with the kitchen scissors, arranged them in layers and attached them with bog standard PVA slapped on with an old blusher brush. Despite the make-do method I'm rather pleased with the result.
This is what I bought at the market this morning, some groovy multi-coloured pom-pom braid (£1.50 a metre) from the Indian haberdashery stall. I think the poor bloke's still recovering from the day I took the blogging gang to visit him. The Art Deco standard lamp originally belonged to Jon's grandparents, it was passed on to his Mum, inherited by my Mum and now it's ours. It won't be plain wood for much longer if I have my way.
I got a bit carried away with cutting out patchwork squares so I whipped up this cushion with the remnants. Tamera sent me the vintage cocktail decorated fabric.
We wallpapered this 1960s stacking chair (rescued from a skip outside the local church hall) with the rest of the roll we used on the stairs.
I'd show you the rest of the room but it's a disgrace. It's a work in progress, watch this space.
|Customised 1960s leather jacket, 1970s souvenir Madeira bag (£5 and £1.95, local charity shops), 1970s patchwork maxi (£6.19, eBay), old school leotard (20p, jumble sale), Ethnic beads (fabulous Heather)|
See you soon (I hope).
PS Linking to Patti's Visible Monday.