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Thursday, 29 August 2013

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Scottish Modern Quilt Exhibition

I was lucky enough to be in Edinburgh attending a couple of shows on Tuesday and had time between the shows to check out the The Scottish Modern Quilt Exhibition. It was held in a sewing shop called Avery Homestore and included dozens of colourful quilts, cushions and small wall hangings to enjoy. Here are some of my favourites:-

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

Friday, 23 August 2013

Vintage Kitchen Gadgets

There is something about vintage kitchen items that I just love.  They can be sleek and modern looking or highly decorative.  If they are metal they can look industrial.  If they are in bright plastic they can make your kitchen look retro and fun.  Sometimes you may come across an old kitchen gadget that you don't even know what it is supposed to do but it will become a fun topic of conversation when you display it in your kitchen.  Not only do they look great on a shelf or hanging from a hook, they are useful as well.  They may not have been certified ergonomically correct but they were made to last.
                                                             Spiral Egg Separator

                                                     1949 Mouli Julienne Grater

                                                                 1920s Coffee Pot
                                                      Swing A Way Ice Chopper

                                                          Antique Tin Mold

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Hand made Ornaments & Clasps 1920's & 1930's

Use up scraps of silk 
Very pretty ornaments for dresses, hats, clasps, belts etc., can be made out of odd pieces of silk or cloth scraps of wool and embroidery silk button moulds and beads.
Making the large Discs
Cut a large circle of stiff  cardboard then cut a slightly larger circle of silk to cover the disc. Draw the thread firmly to keep it in place  using long stitches from side to side at the back.
Then paint a button mould (use various sizes the domed ones work best) in metallic enamel in colours such as Gold Silver or Copper. Then with thin wool, angora or silk thread attach the moulds to the covered disc by passing the needle through the centre hole from the back and then working symmetrical stitches to the edges in the form of a star or sun rays. When the moulds are firmly attached the spaces in between can be filled up with fancy stitches, beads, jewels, or anything else such as gold thread, rock coral, shell, jet etc.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Colourful summer Buttons

Lots and lots of NEW colourful plastic buttons for sale all BUY IT NOW at giveaway prices

1940's Weekend Lytham Green - Shop window displays

Part 4

A selection of shop windows displays in the town promoting the 1940's weekend, Cafes in the town were selling 1940's fare such as corned beef hash and mouth watering  home made cakes.

Monday, 19 August 2013

1940's Lytham Festival - Homefront

part 3

A group of enthusiastic people who bring the 1940's mundane tasks to life. 
They have women in their pinnys & curlers pushing prams, shop keeper, a glazier repairing bomb damage, A Doctor & his nurse, working men & women in overalls, a policeman, land girls, Army, Home Gruard etc