Thought of this Missy when you mentioned that you were looking for a Southend tea towel...
Posting these photographs of a purse that I made a while ago - using an image that is not copyrighted (see what I did there!). This postcard usually lives on our mantelpiece and it makes me smile - I printed it out on to some cotton fabric and used some original 50s seaside fabric on the reverse. I thought that the lining (an old sheet Ada!) reminded me of those old fashioned paper bags mixed with a bit of candy floss. I thought that this could also easily be done with an old Southend postcard. Just a thought but I will search high and low for a Southend tea towel - I sold about a dozen of my souvenir tablecloths on ebay I hope that that wasn't Southend amongst them.....I did my midwifery stint somewhere near Southend I think. I remember all that I did was cry at all the births! Rubbish am I (said in a Star Warsy type voice)
Please let me know if you make one
For Garden of Daisies - It took me a while to dig out an older photo of a purse that I made last year -(entre nous this was bought by one of the vintage buyers for Cath Kidston after they had bought the other ones so I think that this was for personal usage.....how much longer will I be dining out on that one......). Particularly handy if you are like me and do not know how to use a Satellite Navigation System (I like to use 'proper' terminology)....you will never get lost again....so long as you do not stray too far from this coast line!
It would be great if you could make one of your local area too
And while I was at it (for A tale of toadstool house) this took a while longer but I knew it was somewhere - I found my scales photo (this was daft because those scales sit right next to me here so it would have been quicker to take new one! Today they have two building bricks (the sort that are covered with a paper design) on them.
I do like a nice old tin.....
Mmmm not a very good photo so I will upgrade one day! Children break up today though of course I'm still working and will fudge through. Spent a while deleting my photographs from Flickr groups today - all except yours Elaine and three others - a shame that.
Now this is an odd photo to end with you might be thinking. Well, this is the arm of Stuart - he is a 'right diamond geeezahhhh! Some of you may know Stuart - an older gentleman with a pony tail and plenty of tattoos to distinguish him from the crowd. Stuart and I have had many chats putting the world to rights - I make him laugh by greeting him with the words: 'Your name is Chalky White and I claim my prize'. He likes to talk about his old days in the East End where he remembers the Kray Twins. Stuart works in a charity shop - not in my town but nearby and I go there about once every 6-8 weeks. Stuart is one of the few men to have admired by bags (not a euphemism) so I have instructed him in the mysterious art. One day Stuart asked me a favour - would I make a purse for his sister using a photo of his 'old mum' and she liked lilac. It took me a few weeks to get back there but today I was able to. He was chuffed as chuffed - he let me photograph his arm for posterity....gor blymy laaarrrvvv. He was a bit emotional. I was chuffed too. Stuart makes me laugh like a drain. I did ask if it was ok to put this photo here but just in case he forgot in all the unwrapping I have cut his mum short - I hope that is ok!
Tatty bye - that is all for a while so have a nice weekend and thank you all so much again.................