I've just had a visit from the gorgeous Dee, who is even lovelier in real life than she is on her blog. She and her fab fiancé, John, had driven all the way up from Somerset to collect an eBay buy and popped in for coffee on route.
She presented me with these beautiful blooms and a parcel of treats.
Four fantastic 1970s crafting magazines for all manner of vintage inspiration and a gorgeous lurex maxi skirt,
|Vintage maxi (courtesy of the fabulous Dee), Queen tee (20p, jumble sale), sequined headband (globe-trotting Queen Helga) and Ganesh pendant (hand made by my gal Krista), bangles (various car boots sales, chazza shops & jumbles)|
which I thought went well with the jumble sale Queen tee shirt I customised over the bank holiday weekend.
Having a long-time blogging buddy stopping by was a great incentive to tidy up the front of the house.
I've never been the most domesticated of women and it was just the nudge needed to re-pot plants, weed between the blue bricks and sweep the steps, lazy trout that I am.
|One of the collages from the Eric Bainbridge collection|
Dee isn't the only blogger I've met this week. Last Wednesday the lovely Annie popped over to Walsall for a tour of the New Art Gallery, weekly flea market and a bottle of rock-bottom priced wine in Wetherspoons. Unfortunately one cheap bottle led to another and any plans for some blog-worthy photos fell by the wayside.
Even before a bucket of Chardonnay we agreed that Lizzie had never looked so good.
Fancy pimping up a knackered old band tee? Here's a tutorial I posted last year. This time I prised the studs off a jumble sale belt and hammered them on to one side of the top to make it more rock'n'roll ('cos Queen never were rocker enough for me).
I'm meeting yet another fabulous blogger this weekend, watch this space!