Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Lovely Day For A Kickabout

There are lots of things in a day that Little Treasures, sleeping, cuddles, looking at lights and 'chatting', to name just a handful. However, one of her very favourite pastimes is kicking about on her quilt.

Her arms and legs move at an astonishing rate, accompanied by her happy gurgles and coos.

I found the quilt in a charity on my travels just before Little Treasure arrived. I was drawn to the lovely pink vintage fabrics, especially because I knew I was expecting a girl!

What made me think "I have to buy this quilt" was when I noticed the pink and white squares of this Laura Ashley fabric. Laura Ashley was the decor of my childhood years - my parents had the fabrics and wallpapers in just about every room in our house! They bring back such happy memories.

I hope Little Treasure will grow up to love the fabrics she's surrounded by and forge her own happy memories of her childhood... well as discover all sorts of interests and passions of her own.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Vintage Fun

What a gloriously sunny weekend we've had! There's nothing like good weather to lift the spirits. As if the sunshine wasn't enough, we also had the Vintage and Handmade Fair in Chipping Sodbury to get excited about on Saturday. It really was fabulous to catch up with so many V&H friends...and also introduce them to Little Treasure (who I'm hoping will be a fan of vintage herself one day).

Here's a look at just some of the gorgeous stalls at the fair...

Hen's Teeth
I absolutely love Viv's work, it's so unique and always makes me smile. I already have one brooch by Viv and have worn it so much, I couldn't resist adding two more to my collection!

More of Viv's fabulous creations.

Treutmade (Gertie Strahl)

Treutmade (Gertie Strahl)

There's always a lovely atmosphere at the Vintage and Handmade fairs. I've met and made friends with some fabulous people from visiting and selling at the fairs. It's like being part of a happy vintage-loving family!

Jane Winton

Jane Winton

Cowboys & Custard

Emma Boyne

Donna Flower

The next Vintage and Handmade Fair is the Fashion and Textiles Fair on 4th June, so be sure to put it in your diaries now!