Wanna see what I bought?
Clockwise from top right: Gloriously kitsch 1950s vinyl place mats (£1), 3 groovy dressmaking patterns (50p each), 1980s bejewelled & blingy suede belt (50p), Mona Lisa tea towel (£1), 1973 David Bowie song book for the guitar (70p), English-made velvet-lined leather binocular case (50p), Tribal neck piece (£2), Fake fur jacket by right-on, ethical label, Komodo, for which the seller originally asked £8 but agreed to £5 after I promised it a happy & hippy new life with lots of festivals and road trips in our camper van.
Drying your dishes on most iconic woman's face in art history? So wrong! Luckily the lady selling her felt the same way and Mona Lisa had languished in her kitchen drawer unused for over forty years. As soon as I got home I set to work remaking my new tea towel into...ta-dah.....
a halter neck top!
My excitement knew no bounds when the postman delivered a parcel from my new blogging pal, the hilarious and very lovely Tamera.
The funniest retro craft magazines ever. As Tamera says in her letter, "Wow, did we craft some tacky crap in the 70's!"
1960s and 1970s patterns so fabulous I was nearly wetting myself with excitement!
Not just Jiffy but Super Jiffy! Dressmaking so straightforward you can do it drunk.
I don't know which one to try making first, they are all perfect!
A fantastic 1950s/1960s cocktail tablecloth which is crying out to be up-cycled into something funky plus some fab retro frog fasteners.
These gorgeous Afghani tribal tassel-y thingys which will be made good use of.
A retro beaded pendant and some fab wooden parrot earrings (I used to hanker after these as a teen)
How lucky am I?
|Revamped tea towel worn with a 1970s C&A maxi (75p, car boot sale) and a pile of second-hand bangles.|
Have a very happy Thursday.
See you soon.