Sorry again, it's been too long since I have managed to pay attention to my neglected blog. I don't know where the days go but I am enjoying getting back into my crafty ways so much that the hours just fly by. I think one problem with my blogging is that when I do get round to it, it then takes me forever to photograph and write up a post as I have so much to record, which can then put me off doing it, if I'm honest. I need to write smaller posts more frequently, I think. That's the plan!
For my birthday, the frankly rather sneaky-in-a-good-way Mr HenHouse presented me with this delightful posy brooch, which I had admired on one of the stalls whilst we were away in Pickering. Oooh, there's little I love more than a Forties' felt posy. It looks perfect on my tan coloured CC41 coat.
(Sorry it's not brilliantly in focus, I blame that rather gorgeous Marshall and Snelgrove box!)
So this week, in the run up to the rather fab Vintage and Handmade Fair (1 December, don't you know), I have been having fun with felt. It started with needle cases (I need to show you those another day) and today, had me turning back to this tome. I know I have blogged about these two books before, they are homemade binders full of wartime magazines found one serendipitous day in Lewes. One reason I loved them so much is that they had a lot of patterns for felt accessories. Be still my beating heart!
So whilst watching The House of Elliot on DVD, (seemed appropriate, if a few decades out!), I had a go at this posy brooch in my favourite pinks, the pattern taken from the page "Crafts for Convalescents", such ideas being apparently in great demand back then; sadly lots of convalescents, I suppose. I am not aware that I am actually a convalescent, the postie may have thought so when I opened the front door still in my nightie at 11am, (crafting outfit of choice), but did not let that stop me.
We know each other well enough by now for you to know that I would not stop at one?
Time to have fun with my vintage frocks.
Now I know they look so good, I had better make some for me!
Happy weekend all, and by the way, thanks so much for all the guest room love. I know, I know, the kitchen. You know what they say about all good things...