The males of the house are suffering, our moggy Stephen got struck down by a nasty bug earlier in the week and Jon's currently languishing on the settee after a violent attack of sickness. Needless to say our planned car boot outing was shelved and even though he's feeling better now, Jon needs to keep his strength up as he's off to Wales in the morning to pick up a rather fabulous antique French corbeille bed we won on eBay for a song.
So instead of buying more vintage tat I spent today constructively, getting cracking on the mending
I even managed to replace the zip in this Mad Man style 1960's Elgee suit I bought in a charity shop last year, not an easy feat for a woman lacking in needlework skills. I managed to break two sewing machine needles in the process.
I finished reupholstering the bedroom stool I pulled out of the skip on the way back from the pub last sunday morning.
Better dash before the invalid starts ringing the new tea bell again. Maybe it wasn't such a great find after all.
|Vintage skirt suit (£3.50 Sue Ryder), Dune Zinc heels (£7 Seconds stall on market), Turquoise earrings (Bombay street market)|