Thank you to all entrants in the giveaway and thank you so much for kind words and coronets. Decided that I will 'do the draw' (and get the children to write all the names out!) on Thursday evening as I am busy, busy until then. Edge of the seat drama!!
Just a little post showing a full frontal picture of the bag (you didn't think that I meant anything else did you!!) that I mentioned the other day as Angela had asked about ways of using buckles. So here you need to make the handles of your bag the right fit for the buckle
In the photo I think that the buckle looks out of kilter but I feel that it works in 'real life' (though it looked like a bandolier the other day when I wore it to work!). I made a 'Four Marys' bag the other day that if I can take better photos I will do a little post on.....in theory it was all a good idea....
The one below I think went to live with you Anne-Sophie!
Buckle of no practical purpose but I do find them reassuring to fiddle with!
Yodel hey hey hoo!
This is another little embroidered bag that I made earlier this year (I try not to bore with photos of every single that I make.... 'not that old stuff again Jenny!')
Took a bit of tin searching to find the right button to match the buckle...
In the past I have also made a fabric mini 'belt' thingy, threaded a small buckle through and used as brooches (with extra adornment for extra lilly gilding purposes) and hair clips (smaller ones are good for these). Does anyone else have some ideas for Angela ?
Phew - after that sit down and have a nice cup of tea....
The cups that match the jug are a favourite (isn't everything a favourite Jenny....)
I have a few other bits of this design - do look out for it in your travels, I think it is delicious.
When the children were little I would set up a mini version of this for them (in truth I would set up mini versions of all sorts of things - it is the delight of 'smallness' again)
Not sure that you can gauge the scale of the teapot and cups here but it is all small - I love those child sized teapots - it comes as a complete set with a similar coffee pot and jug etc. The teapot chrome cover has a beautiful felt liner just as the large adult version has. The children would have orange juice in their teapot....
...I would be having the real McCoy!
And something for your carrots!!!
What I like about 50s china is the upliftingness (?) of it all - and of course I love my garden so a double whammy.
Also just adding a few more pictures from my sister's home that I visited earlier this summer
The larger figure in this photo is one that I remember from my own childhood - as a child I would cycle over to my big sister's home in a village a few miles away (I cannot imagine allowing my children to do the same) and gaze at this figure in wonderment even then. It has got a bit damaged over the years but so beautifully made
Tatty bye for now