Yearly Archives: 2011


Two Cushions

Making Cushions (or Pillows)

Today I have made some cushions to sell.  What a great way to use leftover fabric and make it in to something really worthwhile.  I don’t know if everyone is the same when they are happy with a creation but I would love to keep them.  Oh, and if you […]


Vintage Clock and Balmoral V&A Badge

V&A Pin and Vintage Clock

This little pin was bought recently at the Saltaire Vintage Fair.  Does anyone out there know anything about it? It has the name Balmoral on it but I wanted to find out a little more.  It sits on an old clock which plays Brahams’ waltz No.15.


Tracy Cup and Bowl

Tracy without the E

Growing up my mum was very enthusiastic about my name.  It was her second choice to Victoria and after seeing a James Bond film (the one where Bond marries) she decided, along with my dad, to call me Tracy.  She always bought me some kind of present, Christmas or birthdays, […]


Typewriter and Book

Typewriter Eraser and Printed Paper

When I was little, at Primary School, I collected erasers.  I loved them and had many.  I made the slight, tiny error of putting ‘novelty 80’s rubbers/erasers’ in the Ebay search bar.  What happened as a result was a huge, nostalgic trip down memory lane.  I saw many that I […]


Vintage Chair and Freesia's

Kilner Jars and Freesia’s

My love affair with kilner jars continues.  I don’t know why I love these simple jars – maybe its the embossed lettering or maybe its the way that the green glass shines through in bright light.  I picked some Freesia’s (yellow and red) from the garden and placed them in […]


Birds in a Hoop - getting the right shot

Embroidered Bird Wall Art

I have been experimenting with freestyle embroidery recently and having so much fun! I used some Japanese material and some soft linen to create two little birds on a branch.  I finished by stuffing the birds to give a bit more of an effect.  I have just put them on […]


Old Shell and Pickwick Papers

Old Shell & Pickwick Papers

I remember as a child my Nan having these sharp but beautiful shells.  I have no idea where they came from but I do remember putting them up to my ears to hear the ocean.  It was a little while before I actually realised that it was not the sea […]


Jelly Babies in a Sugar Bowl

Jelly Babies in a Sugar Bowl

Do you remember the glass sugar bowl’s that used to be popular?  I remember my nanny’s having them and the sugar bowl’s were brought out at teatime along with the china cups and saucers.  I was given this one recently and bought some Jelly Babies to sit nicely inside.  Unfortunately, […]


Tea at Murgatroyds

One of my favourite fish and chip places is Murgatroyds in Yeadon, Leeds. I love the vintage/retro interior mixed with the Tiffany style lamps. It really is quite unique and the service is great. Most of the clientele is of a certain age but I love that! And its ‘proper Yorkshire’. Definitely recommended […]


Cherish 2011 Chandelier and Wire

Cherish 2011 Set Photos

I am so blessed to attend a great church called ALC in the UK. Every year we have a ladies conference called Cherish which is a great opportunity to be girly! The designers at church create an awesome set and general loveliness around the campus and I took some photos just before […]


Handmade Vintage Button Ring

Handmade Vintage Button Ring

Well, after the fun at the fair I am enjoying my purchases. Unfortunately, I forgot to take cash so spent the afternoon borrowing money off my understanding friend. This handmade vintage button ring was one of my purchases and I love it! It is big on my slim fingers but […]


Saltaire Vintage Fair 2nd July 2011

I had a great afternoon at Saltaire on Saturday.  Saltaire is well know for many things and I thoroughly enjoyed Saltaire Vintage Fair with my friend Ruth. There were so many treats at the stalls and I left feeling a little dizzy and excited at all the potential and the […]


Yorkshire Peonies.

My lovely man bought me some stunning Peonies from our local farm shop Keelham Farm.  I have not had Peonies before and they are so beautiful.  A comment around the house is ‘can they get any bigger?!’ It remains to be seen!  I really loved the vintage look of this photo […]