This amazing 1970's dress from the gorgeous Sarah was awaiting my return from the Big Chill on Monday afternoon. I wore it last night and managed not to spill curry or beer down it, which is a pretty good reason to be happy as I love it.
The rain scuppered this morning's car boot sale plans but no matter, I used my morning wisely and hung my latest patchwork curtains on the landing. Just looking at them makes me smile.
|Brass pendants (car boot sale), 1966 Xmas decorations (from my first Xmas)|
Hand made by me, sometimes I surprise myself with my needlework skills. There's everything from tea towels, table cloths, vintage sheets, torn dresses and curtains in here, all foraged from jumble sales, even the thread was second-hand.
I bet my evil home ecomonics teacher would be lost for words, my feeble attempt at making a nightie in the first form was so appaling she finished it off herself.
Look what my gorgeous Krista sent me, a heap of silver tribal jewellery, I love it all! The ring fits my big butcher's hands perfectly.
I won a vintage tapestry panel in the awesome Sandy's giveaway last week and it arrived this morning along with all these other goodies...scary children, huge earrings, blingy bangles, false eyelashes, a new purse and this Vikram Chandra book (she must be a bit of a witch as I mislaid this book in India a couple of years ago and I've been scouring the chazza shops for it ever since).
I transformed the panel into a cushion the minute I ripped the parcel open. I've used an offcut of turquoise barkcloth left over from the curtains.
What with my three fabulous parcels and the NHS finally stepping in to offer me some help with my Dad I'm feeling very cheerful.
Hope you're feeling jolly today.