I gave the car boot sale a miss this morning and decided to spend my time constructively between footie matches. First off, using a length of vintage crimplene fabric I bought at the boot sale yesterday for 20p, I made this bikini following a 1969 "Woman" Easy-Make pattern.
It was pretty easy as dressmaking patterns go and I quite impressed myself. I did think about modelling it myself but I didn't want to scare you.
Fits me (and Mildred) like a dream.
I also knocked up this necklace storage thing-y. The gold coloured frame was one of a set of five bought from a car boot sale ages ago. I painted it in some antique white paint left over from a decorating project, covered a piece of plyboard with a Neisha Crossland wallpaper sample and screwed in six cup hooks.
The rest of the day was spent decluttering the bedroom. These vintage cases contain my winter clobber and my travelling gear.
The vanity case contains nail polish and hair accessories.
Some of my shoe collection, tucked away in the fireplace.
My dress and jumpsuit wardrobe......
and my separates.
My bedside table. We've got two of these Lloyd Loom Lusty cupboards. Jon was driving down the road when he spotted a lady about to chuck them in a skip, he asked nicely and was given them for free. The bedcover was a jumble sale purchase. I'm currently working my way through Steigg Larsson's trilogy.
A few hats on the fireplace and one of my many kitsch pictures.
A strange reindeer hide holdall I found at Mum's house which I've now stuffed with scarves and shawls. My car-booted Lusty Lloyd Loom laundry hamper is just peeking out underneath it.
I bought this bohemian black crystal chandelier with some 40th birthday money. It got a rare dusting today.
All the cats love this bentwood chair I bought from a jumble sale earlier this year for a few quid.