20 April 2011

Et bah dis donc...!

My sisters spoiled me rotten!!

Look at what they found for me in France on their thrifty adventures. Ah... they know me so well...
And to top it all, my sweet little 3 year old nephew wanted to give me my presents on their way back home from France to the UK, even though they were all shattered from traveling, so I got to see my twin nephews as well.

They witnessed a very giddy "tatie" to say the least!! (that's a "tata" mixed with an "auntie", not to be confused with tatty :)

Vintage fabrics...

Vintage fabrics...

Vintage fabrics...

Vintage fabrics.

Vintage plates...

Vintage plates...

Vintage plates...

Two new dessert plates which go perfectly with my Grandma's plates.

Vintage wallpaper...

Vintage wallpaper...

Vintage wallpaper...

Vintage wallpaper...

The most gorgeous vintage wallpaper.

Heaven...



Last, but not least :))

And that, my friends, is sisterly love!

Annabelle x

18 April 2011

Vintage suitcase

vintage suitcase
vintage suitcase, originally uploaded by Three Red Apples.

Car boot weekend find...

Perfect for storing fabric, and all for the grand sum of £1.50. Ridiculously happy.

A little bird told me, my sister is coming back from visiting my other sis in France with a few rolls of vintage wallpaper (always, always on the look out for lovely wallpaper to wrap orders with) and plates for me. Ridiculously excited.

I tried very hard not to plaster this post with exclamation marks, but eeeeek!!!!

Did you come back with armfuls of treasures too this weekend? Oh, the thrill of it...!

Annabelle x

16 April 2011

Il jouait du piano debout...

He played piano standing...

An 80s song just popped back into my head. Funny...

That was me last night, rock n' roll, only with my sewing machine, and some loud music (although not French 80s on a cassette tape player). There was some dodgy dancing (I swear my dancing is morphing into my Mum's dancing, every year it gets worst).
Glad no one saw :)

More experiments...

I thought I'd try a different sewing set up to ease things on my back. I balanced my machine on a pile of boxes (a common 'technique' at the moment, also used for makeshift tripods). It's really dynamic and you can do a little more than bum shuffling (although proven not to be always a good thing). The result took me a little by surprise.

I'd like my sewing machine almost chest height on an old school desk, you know the type, the ones at an angle like music stands, so my back isn't all hunched up and I can see the needle better. In fact, I'd like it to be sunk in too, to make a bigger flat work area...

Time needed for some building and studio reshuffling please? hmm... this may have to wait a wee while.

Annabelle x