Sunday, 1 January 2017

Vintage style and a New Year

First things first
Happy New Year

Now for the business stuff......

I love Vintage. Making in the vintage style, altering items to give the vintage twist. 2017 for me is going to be more of the same and a new style of using vintage items to turn into unusual gifts such as silver spoons (you will have to wait and see what comes of that later in the year).

In the meantime my first makes for 2017 vintage style embroidered cards, these are for special occasions and could be bought with a frame to become a keepsake gift.

Vintage girl and puppy an 8 X 8" card stitched onto white cotton, gingham mount and pearlised flowers.

Another sample next week....

Getting Organised

Okay don't all fall about laughing but I do try every year, just does not always seem to work. My hardest bit is remembering to put all my ideas down into a notebook, not scraps of paper that then got lost or eaten by the DOG!!!! Been looking at the bullet journals for some time and settled on a Leuchtturm1917 Medium A5 Notebook 
 with squares rather than dots, as think will be easier to split up.

Arrived on Saturday and excited to start. Think this system with an index at the front and numbered pages is ideal as all my other notebooks I spend ages going through them to try to remember where I noted something down, hence the bits of paper everywhere.

Pricing Projects

Okay this is another new idea, although always done pricing never had a proper record of what I have used etc. Found these downloadable sheets online, don;t ask where as cannot remember but they are proving brilliant and being able to add a picture is even better. One thing I forgot to do was note the suppliers but as only started can go back an add those details onto the sheet.

Okay scrap the bit about not knowing where I got it from as has the link on the form, stupid me.

Treated myself to a wonderful album as well to keep in alphabetical order

Now to tackle the sewing room, Lee is dreading this as want him to move a desk from my workroom upstairs into the sewing room, this means I would not have to keep moving the embroidery machine, which weighs a ton. The workroom is so cold and can only be used in the summer. The fault is because the house is so well insulated and we converted the upper end of the garage for my workroom, not heated either. Do keep thinking of having a night storage heater put in there, maybe in 2017, this would at least take the chill off. Good in the height of the summer when scorching though as lovely and cool. A smaller table in the sewing room can then be moved downstairs and may be able to get another shelf unit for stock storage.

I hope you have all recovered from last nights revelling and hope we all have a prosperous New Year.

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See you all next week


  1. A great idea for the new year!

  2. I love your pretty vintage embroidered card and I've been admiring the others you've shared on instagram. The pricing sheet seems like a genius idea.
    I've just started a bullet journal instead of a regular diary this year too. I'm thinking it'll be a to do list combined with diary, but those blank pages are a bit daunting! Happy New Year to you and yours.

  3. The pricing sheet looks so useful. Im bus trying to get organised too, buying fabric in the January sales ready for making stock for the Etsy shop for next autumn!

  4. I like the idea of the pricing worksheet. That is something that I know I don't do properly.


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