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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Vintage embroidery transfers



At ebid i have a selection of vintage embroidery transfers ideal for hand embroidery most date to the late 1930's. Why not purchase one or more of my transfers and create a handmade cushion cover, pillow case, handkerchief or tea cosy. Most hand embroidered items are made using chain stitch, blanket stitch, running stitch, satin stitch and satin stitch.
Vintage embroidery transfers


Monday, 26 November 2012

1920's star Norma Talmadge


Norma Talmadge was born in 1894 an American Actress and film producer of the silent era. Thelma's most famous film was Smilin Through made in 1922, other films included Within the law (1923, Secrets (1924), The Lady (1925), kIki (1926), New York Nights (1928) and a tale of two cities (1911).

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Orange Gift Guide

Some more lovely gift ideas, from Folksy.com - where you can find thousands of great, handmade items to make your Christmas shopping simple this year!

This beautiful bracelet from Jinja Jewellery costs £10.


Keep your toes warm with this gorgeous hand woven rug from Door 77, priced at £40.


A bar of orange soap would make a lovely stocking filler or small gift. This one costs £2.50 from Simply Cards and Crafts.


Enliven your little black dress with a pair of soutache earrings from Smile Factory, priced at £27.


An intriguing new use for old records! This notebook from When The Music's Over costs £8.

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Thursday, 22 November 2012

Vintage Hats

Treat yourself to something a little more stylish than a knitted cap this winter.  Here is a selection of fur trimmed or velvety soft hats that will enhance your hairstyle rather than flatten it.









Sunday, 18 November 2012

Gift Ideas for Craft Lovers

Christmas shopping for a sewer, knitter or crafter? Look no further than Love Buttons HQ, where you can buy all sorts of new, second-hand and vintage buttons. Here is just a tiny sample from the 1300++ button styles on offer:-

These collectable men's waistcoat buttons featuring reverse-painted glass centres with a horse's head would suit a friend with equine interests. They cost £45 for eight buttons.


These cheerful wooden buttons have a pressed and hand-painted floral design. They cost £10 for five buttons.



Great for the crafter: this bumper pack of buttons in jewel-like colours will keep them busy for months! They cost £8.49 for 200g.


If you still have some craft projects to complete for Christmas, this pack of red, green and pink buttons may come in handy! They cost £5.99 for 100g.

Finally, something special for the button collector: this antique, sterling silver button is sure to take pride of place in a button collection! It costs £20.


Posted by Julia of * Love Buttons HQ * Fire Horse Textiles on Folksy *

Friday, 16 November 2012

Parrot & Thimble

No its not the name of a Pub lol.
I recently sold a job lot of old plastic and metal thimbles to a lovely Ebid  buyer and one of the plastic thimbles is now a drinking vessel for their parrot. What a novel idea I would never have thought of that.


Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Can anyone date this old photo


When was this photo taken and how old is the couple? Are they in their 30's, 40's or older?
Is this the same lady ?



Sunday, 11 November 2012

Gearing Up For Christmas!

Afternoon all! Here are a few Christmassy ideas from Folksy.com - all handmade from makers in UK.


Shaving kit from The Little Cornish Soap Company £13.50.

A bespoke small-medium dog coat from Hounds of Hampton £50.00.



A Harris tweed bag from WhiteDaisies £39.50.


A festive wreath from Fresh Christmas Wreaths £14.00.

A woodland mug from Jilly Bird £5.50.


Humorous Christmas cards from Vintage Princess £7.00 for a pack of five.


Have fun with your Christmas shopping!

Posted by Julia of * Love Buttons HQ * Fire Horse Textiles on Folksy *