Monday, March 30, 2009

Anne's Been At It Again

Anne has been very busy in the Vintage Fabric Market Workshop Craft Corner making more delicious items for the website.

This haircomb was made using lovely blue feathers and vintage 1950's costume jewellery embellishments .

This cute vintage bambi fabric cosmetic bag is just another fine example of Anne's inspiring handmade collection.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

1970's Fabric Bag

Anne has added lots more new items to the website this week, including this lovely vintage 70's fabric bag which Hazel would like to steal!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Hazel spent a lovely afternoon out in the sunshine walking the dog.

"Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush" - Doug Larson

"The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms, Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him." - Auguste Rodin

At Home With The Little Emperor

Hazel spent the morning at home with the Little Emperor, who played as usual with his favourite toys- Trains!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Out and About

We recently took a trip to a local garden centre, and a fun time was had by all. We picked up lots of baby plants for the Vintage Fabric Market Gardens as well as some vegetables for planting. We are on our way to self - sustainability! There is nothing like home grown vegetables to keep you healthy, and of course they taste better too!

We did a good deal of browsing and made she we covered every inch of the place to make sure we hadn't missed a single thing. Here are a few pictures of what we saw and loved.

Monday, March 23, 2009

A Rare Find!!

Anne has made a rare discovery today of a book of January 1947 edition of Vogue Patterns! Needless to say she was very excited!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Spring is Here!!

Today has been a glorious day. Full of sunshine, fun and laughter, and enjoyed by all the family. It is Mother's Day and we found that spring has most definitely sprung! The trees are in blossom, the sun has come out and all the little creatures have come out to play. For example:


And Chhhiccccccckkkkens!

We wish you all a Happy Mother's day and hope you enjoy the Spring!

This morning, Hazel has been browsing some of the top vintage blogs the internet has to offer and found some really fantastic ones.
One of her favourites is Dear Daisy Cottage which is filled with scrumptious photos and a heartfelt commentary.
She also found Junk Camp which has great step by step instructions to make lovely stuff.
The blog Hazel knew Anne would love is Heather Bullard . This blog is pure gold if you're looking for inspiration.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Clare Antiques

Hello all!

We've discovered a great place to hunt for treasure in Suffolk.

Situated next to Clare Castle Country Park, it spans 4 floors of unique antique, retro and vintage collectables.

It's definitely worth spending a lazy afternoon
browsing what they have to offer and maybe
getting a lovely cup of tea and a slice of
cake from the village, where they have some fine little tea rooms and the such like!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Anne and Colin's Countryside Outing

Anne and Colin scoured the Cambridgeshire countryside yesterday in search of more beautiful vintage items. Anne was delighted to find a very rare cute original 1950s hairslide which reminded her of her childhood, and inspired her to make a lovely cosmetic bag in 1950's fabric.

Anne also found a delightful vintage postcard which she especially wanted to share with you all.

Gillian has been busy in preparation gathering the materials she needs to make one of her "button bouquets", which will no doubt be featured on the blog very soon!

Lovely Vintage Pictures

Hazel has found a wonderful website with all kinds of fabulous vintage piccies! Click on the link to have a look!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

New Look Website!

Everybody should check out our new look website! The finishing touch was put on for Friday and feedback so far has been really positive!!! Check it out at

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Become A Facebook Fan

If you have a Facebook account you can become a fan of our website under the page "Vintage Fashion and Glamour".

Monday, March 9, 2009

Work, Work, Work!

Today has been another busy day in the workshop. Anne and Colin have been hard at work updating the website by adding hair accessories and vintage sewing patterns. Lots more lace and vintage fabric will be added for sale to the website soon. The requests for mens knitting patterns have already been seen to, with Hazel adding lots more at the weekend. Meanwhile Gill has been sourcing new vintage items which we hope will add the charm of the website!! If you have any requests for the website, don't hesitate to contact us.