Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Ain't Going To Goa....yet!



There's much excitement in this house today. I couldn't afford to get to Australia for the blogging meet-up but I did find a tremendously cheap flight to Goa on April 1st on t'internet this morning. Hoorah! I'm off to my spiritual home for a much needed dose of sunshine, chilled beer and hippydom.

 This Alabama 3 promo poster was my first ever ebay purchase back in 2000. It takes pride of place on my kitchen wall.




 I'm wearing my recycled rupee chain to bring India that bit closer. I bought this from a Lamani gypsy from a street market in Mysore, with the bells it makes a satisfyingly tinkly sound. I was wearing it at Glastonbury and confused a couple of stoned revellers who thought Mr Eavis's cows had escaped.



I'm having a nightmare with my sewing project for today, I've chucked it in a heap and have given up for today and I can't decide on the right fabric for my sewing stool so that's been put aside, too. Never mind I did win two lovely blog giveaways and both arrived this morning.


A fantastic sewing project book from the fabulous Annie, The Felt Fairy and some gorgeous shell earrings from the beautiful Lisa-Jane. Thanks ladies, I'm thrilled!

Me-Made midi skirt (using jumble sale crimplene and a 1971 Style pattern), 1970's dagger collar blouse (Jumble sale), Vintage woven Madiera basket (Acorns Charity), Grey suedette platform boots (Local boutique), Chain (India)
Only two more weeks of tights, boots and coats. I can't wait!

71 comments:

  1. oooh you lucky thing! Bet you can't wait!!!

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  2. I love that song! In fact, I love the whole of 'Exile on Coldharbour Lane'. xxx

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  3. Ooh congrats on the cheap flights! This time in 2 weeks I'll be in New York courtesy of an Expedia sale, can't wait! :)

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  4. you look so lovely, and sometime we ALL need a break from sewing. It's amazing how much better it is when you come back to it in a better mood. I have a cute 70s zip front dress that I am planning for me. I am looking fir the right 70s print that will compliment my red hair.!

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  5. OOH I wish you could fit me in your suitcase!! What a great surprise trip. I've never been to Glastonbury festival, does everyone stay on the site or do they go around the town too? Are there any good shops? Im planning a trip down there for the weekend x

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  6. Wonderful giveaway gifts Vix...and i love your skirt xxx

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  7. Lucky!!!!! i wana go away so bad, London weather is horrible.

    Please can i ask how much your ticket was? i am intrigued.

    And please do a travel/suitcase post before you jet off

    Thanks :)

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  8. Very jealous you are off to Goa, I have forgotten what summer feels like! Feels so long ago!
    Sophie
    x

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  9. Ay, that bag is huge, i love the pretty flower fabric,
    Yay, i will miss you but happy to know your getting the sunshine you deserve amor.
    That is a special rupee necklace, how cool.
    You have lots of luck , should go vegas baby, bet you win lots.
    Aww sorry about the sewibg but i know you wont give up.
    Hugs

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  10. ooh you lucky thing, i'm very jealous! You will have such an amazing time i'm sure xx

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  11. How lovely to have guaranteed sunshine to look forward to. I've NEARLY finished the blouse - honest!

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  12. Hi my dear-fabulous news indeed, am so happy for you and not long to wait either-yippeee!!! You look lovely and the skirt is just wonderful, I really love it!! Thank you so much for your kind words and well wishes regarding my new venture, they are sincerely appreciated! Hope you are having a good week too and thanks once again xxx

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  13. Oh how exciting. That's not far off at all! You lucky devil. Very nice giveaway wins as well. x

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  14. Fantastic going to India, Vix. Your so much love land.
    Loving your bag so much, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  15. how cool is that to know that you've only got two weeks until a fantastic holiday awaits.. jelous moi!!??!!..
    love your bag its gorgeous!

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  16. Lucky you, bet your very please to be jetting off for a little sun. Im a little envious, ok a lot!

    Yo enjoy it Hun, you deserve it.

    X x x

    Ps bring back some of that lovely jewellery cause you look fab in it.

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  17. Oh that's exciting news Vix! How long are you going for this time? I'm in severe need of a holiday - just about to post about it in fact!

    Most of my sewing projects end up in a heap on the dining room table - I'm such a giver-upper. Your fabric is a bit special. Hope you manage to get it finished.

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  18. To Goa AGAIN??? What a great idea, Vix. You must be counting the days... Love the poster, and no worries, our creative projects can't go smoothly every day. Tomorrow will be better! xxx

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  19. @Anon - They were less than £300 each.
    @Alex - Just 3 weeks, I wanted more but there's so much that needs doing on the house we thought for once in our lives we'd be sensible.

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  20. I'm mega pleased for you both, I would sell one of my kids for some sunshine at the minute ~ want one; they are quite handy around the house? :) Bet you feel immediately lifted knowing Goa is in sight.
    Kandi x

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  21. That's so wonderful darling heart,that you are off to your spiritual home.....heavenly,even!
    I'm in love with skirt,made with our fave crimplene!!!Gorgeous shape,and the waistband looks comfy!Styled beautifully,of course!!AND fantastci necklace!!
    I'm still crook and grumpy about it-and looking like shit.I can't let you see me all icky.......I'm gonna have to cover my puffy eyes for a pic later today!
    LOVE YOU to BITS!
    Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  22. I like the flowers on your bag. They're very assertive. No one is going to mess with them.

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  23. Nooooo! Don't leave us!!!! Seriously I bet you're counting the days now. That blouse is a fabulous colour and I love the colourful bag x

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  24. Lucky you and great that you got cheaper flights xx

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  25. Lucky lady!! You deserve it and I'm wishing away the next couple of weeks for you. Adore that bag too!! x

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  26. Your lipstick brings it all together with a final flourish! Good news about Goa x

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  27. Lookin lovely!! Plus I really that woven basket.

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  28. Could ya smuggle me to goa in your suitcase? I have ancestry there, though you wouldn't guess by my pasty skin... hence my (genetic I'm sure) dislike of the British winter!

    That bag is SUPERB lady! Looks roomy too!

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  29. I'm very happy for you but sad for me (selfishly) as I always really miss you when you're away. xx

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  30. Goa sounds so much fun! love ur bag..

    hey, I didnt find any Jiffy designs at ebay but will keep looking. thx!!

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  31. Isn't it great to have something to look forward to? I bet you can't wait now... I wish I was coming too... maybe one day. I love that bag by the way, it's so bright! xx

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  32. You lucky thing, I'm so jealous! x

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  33. Yay, holidays! Nothing nicer than getting a trip away booked up and looking forward to it. Roll on 1st April, eh?! xx

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  34. oh, I love your necklace, India must be such a faszinating place!

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  35. This is great news, bet you can't wait to go now. I imagine it being complete paradise out there for you. That basket bag is by far fabulous xxx

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  36. Oh you are so lucky, I am dying for a Goa trip! Fingers crossed for May xxx

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  37. Yay! I hope we get lots and lots of pictures from your holiday!

    The Michael Eavis cow story made me chuckle!

    That basket bag of yours is very delightful on the eyes! xxx

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  38. thanks for answering! £300!!! is a great deal, well done!!! wow.

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  39. We need to have a chat about plane tickets Vix, and where you look for the best prices. I'd love a trip to Goa. Could do with a good hol! Battling my cold and found I've managed to inadvertendly upset an old friend, so am feeling rather upset myself tonight xx

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  40. Lucky lady you are Vix! It's a shame you couldn't come to Australia. You'll be loving the warm weather in India! Xxx

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  41. congrats on the low priced flight to goa.

    love this outfit. the bag is so gorgeous....

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

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  42. I LOVE the necklace and you are rockin' the "mid-i" (isn't it funny that a regular length skirt has a fashion tend name, now ;)
    Yippe for you !!!
    I am jealous!!!
    xxx
    Reva

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  43. Hiya, damn you can't come for the meet up but I definitely can't now, need to spend all I have on another car dammit! Hopefully we will see you sometime this year though, can't wait to meet you in person.xx.

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  44. Sorry Sue is also me, Kitty!

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  45. love the color combo, the red with grayish tones!, and love your basket (so summery!)
    I continue to be astonished by your sewing ability.
    And I'm glad you've get that pretty cheap flight!, I wish you a lot of sunshine and relax!
    besos

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  46. Ooh how lovely :D Soaking up that good sky and fresh sights!
    Nice necklace and shirt! Pfft, cows coming home. I really like your bag also, the design is so tropical.

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  47. Lucky you! How exciting to be off to warmer climes! Fabulous outfit as always - a great lesson in how to rock a midi skirt - and that bag is fantastic.

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  48. You look FABULOUS as always Vix - I especially love the collar and cuffs of that gorgeous blouse and that divine basket! And you MADE that skirt - bloody hell, you are so clever!

    Congrats on the cheap flights to Goa - I'll miss you like mad while you're gone!

    Sarah xxx

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  49. Congrats on your Indian vacation!!
    I'll miss you, your comments and your amazing style; dearly!!
    On a different note the rupee chain with the orange blouse and the bag makes me think of Paul Gaugin!!

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  50. Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog Vix, S is definitely a catch! Have a wonderful time in Goa <3 xo

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  51. I got terribly excited when I saw "Australia"!!!! Then you Goa'nd burst my bubble... :D

    Such a gorgeous colour on you Vix and you are very very clever!

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  52. I love your blog ! Vintage is sooooo expensive & trendy here ( in Toronto ) now - I miss the days of being the only one into vintage & you could go to a garage sale ( jumble sale ) & pick up amazing things for $1! I live vicariously through you - thank you, thank you!! I'm mostly into rocking 40's frocks with 70's jewellery, but you've turned me on to revisiting the 70's maxi look! Thank you for that! I also love that you're my age - it proves that you can rock vintage forever- bless!
    xoxo

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  53. Ohhh, the fabric for your latest project is beautiful! Can't wait to see what you do with it...Cow bells! hehe! I love wearing bells things that jangle :) xx

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  54. Sweet winnings! You look gorgeous, and I loooove that bag! Ha ha! I do that too, put aside some projects and wait for more inspiration comes to take them into another direction! You cracked me up about the bells! Ha ha! Hearts, Janna Lynn

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  55. Gorgeous outfit! I adore that beautiful bag. And how cool you bought that stunning necklace from a gypsy! Hehe. ;)

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  56. Oh have a fantastic time, I'm so jealous lol! Its somewhere I've always wanted to go, one day maybe? Am sure you'll be counting the days now :)

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  57. Ha! I immediately started singing Aint Goin' to Goa when I saw your title! A fellow Alabama 3 fan - woohoo!

    Wish I was going somewhere hot and sunny!

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  58. very exciting news, and that;s not long now, so i bet you have begun a countdown!!
    Well done on your lovely prizes, and i couldn't get anywhere with my sewing last night either, i gave up - was in a foul mood which was not helping!

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  59. Dearest Vix, oooh! How lovely! You lucky thing. I soooo need a holiday. Have to wait 'til he finishes work in June.

    I was going to say why don't you come up for Fee's party on April 1st but I'd rather spend more time with you than fly about at a party.

    Love that colour on you. You look gorgeous in reds and oranges. The bag and necklace are great and I love Alabama 3.

    Pic of MBT's posted added for you. They look lovely with a puny white leg! Not.

    Much love, C xx

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  60. Can't believe you made that skirt, soo fab. Love that blouse too, some seriously good sleeve-age. xxx

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  61. I am going to hide in that beautiful huge bag of yours, and come to all the good jumble sales with you. ;)

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  62. i;m so deeply in love with your pendant!

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  63. OOoooohhhh you lucky lucky girl how fab is that going to be ;-)) You must take loads of pictures for us all to see ;-) I love your outfit today it flows so nicely you are giving me back my sewing bug for clothes i may just have to going again. Dee x

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  64. This necklace is beautiful ! And the print of your fabric too !
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  65. The Alabama poster caught my attention..wonderful ! .family lives there and have been there a zillion times but am not the owner of a poster like yours ;-)
    Greetings from Brussels

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  66. I can't sew for shit. I once made a wrap skirt in high school, and it fell apart. I took too big of stitches. I get all stressed out even trying to thread the damn needle.

    I loves ya!

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  67. Great skirt! Lucky you, off to get a bit of warmth on your bones ... :0)

    Shirl xxx

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  68. You lucky duck...a trip to Goa!

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  69. I feel like each time I come to visit I'm saying the same thing, but I can't help it vix. LOVE this colour on you! The blouse is incredible and looks fantastic with the bag...and you made that midi? You clever thing!
    xxx
    Ps. Roll on the sunshine and sunny beaches. Bliss!!

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