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Wednesday, 30 March 2016

New Pajama Pillow Patterns from Sew Cute Patterns

Perfect for sleepovers and pajama parties!  Cute puppy pillow has a pouch to pack and carry pajamas or other sleepover essentials.  Pick your favorite fleece fabric pattern and create your own.  Puppy pajama pillow sewing pattern includes instructions and pattern pages.  Instructions includes photos to help you every step of the way.  Easy, beginner level pattern.

pajama pillow pattern
puppy pajama pillow pattern

pajama pillow pattern
puppy pajama pillow pattern

pajama pillow pattern
puppy pajama pillow pattern

Sew Cute Patterns

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Wade Whimsies - Collectable Animal Figurines

Did you collect these when you were younger? I did and my parents still have them on display.

There is a great website for checking which collection your figurine belongs to: My Wades World.

They are such cute, little animals and birds, with so many variations. I particularly like the early ones, which had more detailed modelling, and the dog ones.

Here are a sample from my shop:-

Hare from the British Wildlife 1980s series, £5.

Mole from the British Wildlife 1980s series, £4.50

Squirrel from the British Wildlife 1980s series, £4.50

Hedgehog dating to c.1960s/1970s, £5.00

Polar Bear 1956 First Series of Polar Animals, £25

Please visit my Fire Horse Vintage/Ceramics shop to see more Wade Whimsies and other lovely ceramics!

Which was your favourite Whimsie? Do you still collect them?

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Vintage Jewellery

Why not add a touch of style and distinctiveness to an outfit with a piece of vintage jewellery?

Here are some stylish and unusual pieces from my Fire Horse Vintage HQ shop.

Miracle Scarf Clip, £15

Filigree Pendant Necklace, £30

Miracle Scarf Clip, £15

Limoges Plaque Brooch, £12

Pewter Cat and Kitten Brooch, £13

If you like vintage glass, ceramics and collectables, including some decidedly unusual items, please visit my shop for a browse!

Thursday, 3 March 2016

1960's personality Knitting pattern


Model Sandra Paul chose to do a 3 week course at the Lucy Clayton modelling school and hoped to make her way as a model.  She was sent to see the famous photographer Norman Parkinson in place of a girl who fell ill, the photographer liked her and within a couple of months Sandra featured in Vogue magazine. Later in her career she decided to review children's books for the Spectator magazine and had a regular column in Harper's bazaar and has written freelance fashion and beauty articles.

Sandra married former conservative party leader Michael Howard in 1975.
She has written five novels, the most recent, "Tell the Girl",  which was published on 3 July 2014.
She made a brief foray back to her modelling career in the 1990s by posing for Marks & Spencer catalogues.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

New puppy pattern from Sew Cute!

Cute round puppies make an adorable handmade gift for both boys and girls!

Sewing pattern includes pattern pieces, instructions and supply list.  Instructions include photos to help you create your new pet!

Made from fleece fabric.  7" when finished.

puppy sewing pattern
round puppy

puppy sewing pattern
round puppy

puppy sewing pattern
round puppy

puppy sewing pattern
round puppy