Tuesday, 26 July 2011

The Hour

(www.bbc.co.uk)

The second episode of The Hour starts at 9 tonight on BBC2. I'll be honest, I started watching it last week just for the costumes, but actually found I quite enjoyed the story. Set in 1956 in the early days of the British Broadcasting Corporation, the story follows two young journalists who are about to launch a new kind of current affairs programming, the like of which has never been seen before. Along the way, one of them discovers a dangerous conspiracy.

Monday, 25 July 2011

The Bangles

It didn't feel right to do this post yesterday after the awful events in Norway and the sad news about Amy Winehouse (RIP Amy), but here's a round up of the last couple of weeks' boot sale finds.

 Crochet and wood bangle 50p, 70s? metal elephant bangle 50p, 
hinged bangle and 70s? metal bangle 75p the pair.

Urban outfitters? peacock bangle 50p. 
I seem to be collecting a lot of bangles at the moment, maybe I'm channelling Vix?!

Scarf clip 50p. I think I'll turn this one into a ring.

Probably my best bargain for a while - MAC pigments £1 each. 
Pretty sure they're the real thing as it was just these five on the stall.

Books £1 each. The fashion book is great - I got it from the library years ago when I first wanted to go into fashion. I actually ended up studying at the same college Patrick Ireland taught at, although he'd left some years before I went there.

 Tights 50p.

Body set 50p.

60s fabrics. Lurex 20p, flowery £1. 
Easily enough to make a maxi dress out of both.

Oil painting £3.

Baby Bird has his first day with his child-minder today, so I have a day to myself. I really need to organise my sewing room, so I'd better get cracking!

Have fun on this lovely sunny day x

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Back From Outer Space

Hi all!

Apologies for being a bad blogger and not posting much recently. I've had a strange couple of weeks and not much energy or enthusiasm for blogging again. If I usually comment on your blog, but haven't recently, please know that it's not you, it's me (how I hate that phrase, but it serves a purpose). I have been reading about your activities, I just haven't had much to say in response. Unfortunately I have spells of ups and downs, beginning to wonder if I have manic depressive tendencies, or whether most people feel like that at times?

Anyway, I do hope to do some more fun posts soon, mood and energy allowing. Much love if you're still following me x