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August 23, 2018

Those of you that follow my facebook page 

Will know that I have been working on a little restoration project for one of my 'vintage' brides 

I created a beautiful  cream wool mini dress with daisy embroidered bell sleeve...

June 7, 2018

I got so excited about this shirt when I saw it in Primark recently ,well not the shirt exactly but the purple parrots and palm trees !! It was screeching "make something more exciting with me"  (in a parrot sort of way) I kept saying to my husband look at this shirt,...

April 9, 2018

I left school at 15 with no exams !!! ...there I said it!  

On top of that I actually didn't go to secondary school very much at all!

But when I was there I loved learning . I'm sure most people remember big events at school , I remember individual lessons or moments of...

March 16, 2018

It often starts with a wine fuelled trawl through the vintage depths of a very suductive eBay!!  I cannot resist searching for misspelt posts of vintage sellers ...anything to do with sewing! Patterns,fabric and bags of rotton old zips that anyone in their right mind w...

March 3, 2018

Have you ever wondered why you always see the most current hashtag a day after everyone else? I do,

now this is not a winge,more a cry for help.with pictures 😁

I follow all the rules of social media ,

I post every day, more than once on some days.

I interact with my few f...

February 23, 2018

I hold my hands up I have CPD! 

Whats that I hear you cry ...Compulsive Purchase Disorder, im not even sure if thats a 'thing' if not it should be!  I am addicted  to collecting vintage fabrics and patterns and magazines and books and ...well I'm sure you get the pictur...

January 29, 2018

At the beginning of 2017 I was ask to join a small team headed by Prof Helen Storey traveling to Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan.

The brief was to fulfil a need the young women of the camp had mentioned.

They asked to be warm in the winter and be able to gift to their fri...

April 20, 2016

How does it all start ? Well it's starts with a dream, a dream of owning something so special that nobody else will ever own; unless it of course it becomes 'vintage' and another lucky lady picks it up and cherishes it, restoring it, remodeling it, resizing it and all...

April 11, 2016


Have you ever come across a vintage garment that you absolutely adore it was falling apart or just not the right size for you ? well one of my clients recently did just that.


she has this wonderful original 1950's Black rayon day dress, that is stunningly hand painted...

July 4, 2015

A little while back I received an email with a group of photographs and a lovely design attatched from a young bride to be called Chloe who had been recommended to me by a friend of hers who had seen my work, you've got to love a recommendation :)

The dress in the pictu...

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